Rachio Ran Zones for Longer Than Scheduled


#1

I have a fixed schedule for my 6 zones as such :-

Zone 1 - 3 min
Zone 2 - 3 min
Zone 3 - 7 min
Zone 4 - 7 min
Zone 5 - 2 min
Zone 6 - 2 min

According to the history log zone 3 ran itself ran for 22 minutes !! Zone 4 for 4 mins. What happened here ? Have I set something up incorrectly ?


#2

That is due to our smart cycle technology. It didn’t actually run for 22 minutes, it was allowing the zone to soak up water before running again. I’ve included a link to an article that explains that feature.

Hope this helps.

:cheers:


#3

ah ok, this makes sense now :slight_smile: I was wondering why the log showed one value and the actual zone itself had another time


#4

Yea, the log shows total “run” time of the schedule with the included soak times. It definitely scares some people!


#5

So did you opt not to stick with Flex Daily for a reason? I thought we were making some good headway with getting you set up for success with FD!!!


#6

Yes that is the plan in a few days. I have been busy with work and travel so didnt want to deviate too much from the normal. Now with some time off I can really dig in to stuff and also in to my yard :slight_smile: The guy who the county sent also suggested going fully automatic with the rachio as he was impressed with it but gave me a schedule as a back up. I will be going FD by end of the week