Turn master valve into additional station


#1

I would really like it if you could use the master valve as a station if you dont need it, I have several of the units and one of them is just one station short, I hate to buy a whole additional system just for one valve.


#2

Hi @hosue, thanks for reaching out. That’s a great idea! We haven’t been asked for this feature by too many users, but if the demand is there, it could become a future feature :wink:

Just curious, how many Iros do you have? Could you double any of the zones that might have a similar hydrozone (i.e. same vegetation and nozzle type)?

If you have any other ideas on ways to make the Iro better, please let us know.

Best, Emil


#3

That could have saved me $50. I have nine valves (unique requirements) and no master station!


#4

@emil I have 4 iros they are physically very separate, the one where i need one more zone waters 3 planters( i already doubled up one) and use the rest to water different sections of my horse arena, unfortunately I do not have enough pressure to run more than 6 heads of the pump that drives them.

hint one of my other desires that i hear may be coming in 2.0 is the ability to bond controllers together. currently I have 3 controllers near my house that all run on the same booster pump, and i have to water at what i feel are non optimal watering times to prevent overlap.


#5

@sbillard, sorry for any inconvenience.

@hosue, sorry this won’t be in 2.0 :disappointed: – but it’s still on our backlog. Our product team is in the process of reviewing all feature requests for future releases.


#6

@sbillard To be honest, this is actually very difficult, imagine all of the distributed schedules if we had zones across different Iros and how to manage all of those.

So, I want to be transparent in that this feature is a way off, if we ever do logically tie physical Iros together.


#7

I dont think it would be that hard, All i need is a feature that tells the schedule not to start if the other device is watering. This way I would not need to worry about my zones over lapping


#8

@hosue, any chance you could share with us how you currently have your watering times setup and how you’d prefer to have them setup? I think this would help us to better understand your use case as we review feature requests for post 2.0 enhancements.