Increase intelligence of controller

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Increase intelligence of controller

Postby Elucidate » Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:09 am

Here are a couple of suggestions. Aside from what is in the works already.

Allow start times of irrigation to be relative to sunrise/sunset. I like to water 1 hour before sunrise and reduce evaporation while not increasing moss growth and rot.

I don't have a thermostat but incorporate temp forecast to cancel heating e.g. House starts cool from over night, but is scheduled to warm up to 69 degF that morning. But since the weather forecast is for warm/hot temp, delay heating for that day with some min threshold. There are other scenarios that would make sense too.

A bar chart to track sprinklers duration on each day
Same for precip
That's all for now!
Nice job guys! Great product great service!
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Re: Increase intelligence of controller

Postby Support » Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:05 pm

Allow start times of irrigation to be relative to sunrise/sunset. I like to water 1 hour before sunrise and reduce evaporation while not increasing moss growth and rot.


This can be done via the Insteon Scene / Watering scripts. Set up a Watering Program normally but don't enable any start times / days on.
Create a simple watering scene script via the edit scene page. Name it something meaningful. Ex. "SunRise Watering"

WATERCYCLE, RUN, NONE, ANYDAYS, 1 <- Runs program 1 any time called.

Then add a Scene program option under Scene Programs and pick the scene you just created. Check the days of the week to run and select your desired Sunrise and offset value as the start time.

Watering for program 1 will now track Sunrise for that Watering scene.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Increase intelligence of controller

Postby Elucidate » Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:43 pm

Very slick! I'll give that a try. Thanks HF. -jeff
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