so this may look like a dumb question, and i have search the forum but eh found allot of setup help etc… and see the talk about calibration and what not but not finding the answer to the question i have
so the flow meter DOES provide
- visibility into per zone water usage
- anomaly detection and warnings and auto shut off for a blown head / pipe
what i am un clear of is, does the flow meter dynamically adjusts or even a one time adjust during calibration the the Nozzle Inches Per Hour rating for a zone (assuming the sq footage of the zone is setup correctly, and i have put the accurate count of nozzles in the zone map) ? or must i set up 10 tuna cans regardless and calculate manually.
so dynamically the formula would look something like this (my flow number will be totally made up because i have NO clue what is actually reasonable, and assuming near even distribution of water over the area)
Sq footage of zone = 2550sqft
meter reads = 7gph
7gph = 420 Gallons
cubic foot = 7.48 gallons
cubic feet of water = 56.15 cubic feet
56.15 cubic feet spread over 2550sqft = 56.15/2550 = 0.022019608 iph at 100% efficiency
sure it may not be a perfect example of what the yard actually gets because no heads are 100% efficiently laid out but it probably gets you to 95% accurate and close enough for me to not have to by and eat 20 cans of tuna and spend my time measuring them 10 times
or in the end is the flow meter integration only just for o look cool i used that much water and i have a safety shut off ?