I’m running the Techline CV drip tubing which isn’t smoothly compatible with the Rachio software. I understand that I can create a custom nozzle to approximate the emitters, but the calculation for water consumption remains less than accurate.
An issue is that my tubing isn’t used in neat row with exact spacing, it follows a random path and sometimes wraps around a tree or bush several times for extra water.
Zone square footage is completely non-sensical for me.
There have been discussions about using the number of spray heads per zone for calculating GPH and that has been dismissed because of variability in pressure. The Techline emitters are different because they are pressure compensating and I know that if I have 100 feet of tubing it will flow 92GPH no matter what.
My request is that I have the option of selecting either length or number of emitters with a flow per emitter, and de-select square feet.