I have had the RACHIO controller for a number of years and STILL have not been able to trust it properly water my lawn.
My current schedule is a “Flex Monthly” schedule with soil type, etc all configured. I have set most zones to 23 min watering every 3 days to complete before sunrise.
Once again - a month or two after Enabling the schedule I see that the lawn is very brown and verging on dying. ( This property is at 7000’ msl in Utah and lawn watering need start sometime in late May) When I look at the history (an INCREDIBLY confusing and non-informative display, btw) I see that some zones that are scheduled for 23 min per run are actually getting 8 min of water !
Having observed that behavior I created a new schedule using FIXED in order to force the controller to water as required, though even that schedule seems intent on applying computer logic to override my settings. Again - a greatly-improved History display would help me immensely determine how much water is being applied each run/weekly and provide a clue as to what changes are required.
Attached are a couple screenshots depicting the recent history. Can you help me make this controller work properly for me ?
~ DAVID GORRELL Park City UT
see screenshots from website history: