Hmm…strange s/w, as I can not read what you posted.
Well, let’s try anyway.
Yes, it does in/hr, but not gpm. That is one concern. (Yes, I know how to convert gpm to in/hr, based on area. Would rather not have to estimate the area, but since I knew what drip tube he was using, aka, the wrong one, I was able to figure out the area. Assuming he got the spacing correct.)
It is not my problem. It is a friend’s, and this is where he steered me. I’ll look for others.
OK, if you live somewhere with mostly sand, and can get roots to grow down to 8". Not my world, and I bet not the world of a lot of customers.
I can not give you screenshots, as this is not my unit. I know he has gone 'round and round with your tech support, and called me out of frustration.
All I know is he followed your tech support’s advice, and he is still underwatering. We use the TAMU site, to give ET numbers and required water application. We can not get your controller to give us a schedule that works.
You will have to continue to address his problems, with him. I am just giving what I hope is an honest and unbiased comment on how I think it works. Or doesn’t. I have no dog in this fight, so if his landscape dies, it isn’t my concern.
I’ve given the same sort of advise to other manufacturers, of “smart” controllers. Some listen, some don’t.
Others say “WHAT? Water restrictions? Huh? You mean that you can not water in the afternoon? I have never heard of that, anywhere. Well, we can’t help you with that one.” (Actual comment from…let’s say Brand H controller guru.)
But, let’s table all of that, and let me ask you some technical questions, which hopefully you can address. Maybe we can help him, without either of us wanting to strangle him.
So, in this case, through no one’s fault (other than the guy who put it in), does your unit “correct” for a precipitation rate that is too high? And/or on a slope, which makes runoff more likely?
Case in point: drip tube with emitters that flow almost 1 gpm, in clay (with really shallow roots, which is a limit of living in this part of Texas), and on a sharp downward slope. What is the controller going to do? Is it going to figure out “Hey, this is putting out water too fast, and is going to run off, if it runs constantly.” Or, is it going to cycle on and off, to prevent exceeding the percolation rate of the soil? (For some odd reason, a lot of Brand R drip tube has been installed here, and it all flows too fast. Makes programming easier, for lazy irrigators.)
Is it going to figure out “The root depth has been input as 2.5”, so it is going to figure out it REALLY needs constant watering, as in daily? It sure doesn’t look that way.
To be honest, I am trying to stay out of my buddy’s problem, but when his drip system runs, it all runs down the street. His last controller did not do that. It also did not underwater. Clearly, something is wrong, and your tech guys don’t seem to be able to help. So, that is the story.
His turf area seems to be ok. At least on casual inspection. Which is as far as I care to be involved. (At least until it floods the street.)