I just installed my Gen2 rachio. I am trying to set it up normally, but ran across a few issues before just letting it do its own thing and potentially wasting a bunch of water before I changed things a bit more manually.
- I do not see selections for various drip rates (1/2, 1, 2 GPH), just drip.
- At the end of the setup, I look at the schedule, but se nothing pending, so I am assuming that the quick start procedure forgot to mention that a schedule is needed to be added. No big deal, just an omission in the process and doc.
- If I add a watering schedule with defaults, I see that it is going to water every three days or so with a combined time of 6h18min each time. My existing (as of yesterday) schedule was approximately 1/5 of that level for the total and all zones. Admittedly it was set for April levels and it is now mid-May in so I would figure a 30% to 50% bump, but not 400%.
What is the best way to calibrate the overall system on day one? Is it to press the minus sign in the schedule to decrease the total watering time as a unit, giving new multipliers for all zones from that time forward? Or is it best to change the settings at the zone times or the zone settings?
For now I will disable the controller to avoid the 5x cost of the overwatering until I figure this calibration procedure out.