I email this question to support, but thought the community might also help.
I’ve struggled a bit with my current nozzle inches/hour settings. I have calculated zone output with catch cups. However, my 10 zones will run for nearly 10-11 hours on watering days (if all are running). It seems like my Rachio is overwatering at times. Prior to adjusting my inches/hour, my grass was dry and turning brown. However, I’m not confident in my settings. I’ve calculated most zones at less than 0.5”/hr, which seems low to me.
I’ve tweaked my heads and adjusted coverage. I primarily have rotary heads and I’ve replaced any that were not working properly. I’ve had an irrigation company verify that my heads were set and working optimally.
This leads me to a few questions.
-Does 0.5” per hour seem low for a zone with an optimal number of Rainbird 5000 heads?
-I am wondering if the new wireless flow meter will help adjust a zones inches/hour setting. Will this meter help make zone watering duration adjustments automatically, or is it strictly an overall monitoring/usage tool.
-Any other advice?
Thanks and I appreciate your help,