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  • #789
    clowenthal
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    I just purchased the B-Hyve and have a question about the external rain sensor functionality since there are no instructions on how it works. If my rain sensor kicks in – is there something on the display and/or app that notes it? Is there a way to run an existing program and override the rain sensor? I don’t see anything about an override so I’m concerned that if I need to test/adjust my system I won’t be able to.

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    #813
    Justin
    Keymaster

    Hey there Clowenthal! We are trying to roll out the firmware that will alert you when your rain sensor kicks in, and override the rain sensor. If you want us to send that over to you, just provide us with your MAC address. Thanks!

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    #1008
    clowenthal
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    Thanks Meranda. I just received the new version with the ABCD Program button with a firmware version of DEBUG-0010. My MAC is 44:67:55:02:74:45 so if you can update the firmware to handle the rains sensor that would be great. I thought that may have been built into this new version but no luck. It’s been raining all day and no indication of the rain sensor kicking in either on the unit or the app. Also I removed one of the two wires to the B-Hyve unit to force the rains sensor to kick in (just in case my rain sensor is broken), but no difference.

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    #1129
    clowenthal
    Participant

    Hello – any response please? My firmware hasn’t been updated yet.

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    #1201
    Stephen
    Keymaster

    Hellow Clowenthal, I’ve done testing on my unit which is on the same version as yours, and the unit does work. Are you doing testing with a manual operation or through a programmed run? The manual watering will override the rain sensor, so that is not a working way of testing the sensor. I would program a custom watering for a few minutes ahead of the current time. When the system kicks on, hold down on the sensor switch and that should shut the watering off.

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    #1223
    Santyd
    Participant

    Stephen is there a symbol or a small light on the B-Hyve screen that will notify me of the rain sensor shutting the unit Down due to rain water in the outdoor sensor?

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    #1229
    clowenthal
    Participant

    Stephen –

    Thanks for the reply. Just for full disclosure, the firmware on my unit is now 0021. It’s been raining all day here so the perfect time to try out what you recommended. I have some good news and some bad news. I just programmed on D a test of my four zones to run for 10 minutes each. I set the program to kick off 5 minutes after I saved the program.

    Here is what happened:

    At the designated time, the bhyve stared the program, water started running. About 2 seconds later both the timer and my phone showed a message that the program will stop due to the rain sensor. The water stopped. Then about 3 seconds later the program started again, the water started again and then about 2 seconds later both the timer and my phone showed a message that the program will stop due to the rain sensor. Well I let this cycle happen about 5 more times. I was thinking maybe this had to run through each zone, but it surpassed the number of zones.

    So while there was a great attempt to stop the program as it did detect the rain sensor, it just went into a loop of stopping and starting which my water pipes didn’t enjoy to much.

    So while close, no cigar – please see what the team can do with this bug!

    Thanks, Craig

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    #1270
    rkornmd
    Participant

    Hi.
    Likewise looking for a solution to the rain sensor display issue on a newly installed B-Hyve. Nothing showing on the iphone app or website control panel that the sensor is working or even plugged in. has been raining for 2 days, sensor was set to 1/2 inch as per the instruction manual, and my timer was not over-ridden (was set to water today at 1pM) and i had to set a manual rain delay.

    Please advise

    R Korn

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    #1274
    Rhoads88
    Participant

    I am having the same issue can’t tell if the water sensor is working or not. My Mac is 44:67:55:03:0B:6F

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    #1283
    rkornmd
    Participant

    To add to my prior post about rain sensor not causing an automatic rain delay, my MAC address is 44:67:55:02:8F:71

    Please push out firmware updates, or post/send instructions. This is very annoying to have spent the $$ on a wireless rain sensor, not to mention the hassle of getting up on a ladder to mount it as per the instructions on a high unobstructed gutter edge.

    RK

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    #1339
    Stephen
    Keymaster

    Hello RK, please provide me with your MAC Address.
    RHOADS88, hold down the rain delay button for about 5 seconds, and the timer should display “SENS ON”. This indicates the sensor terminal is now active.
    Clowenthal, what rain sensor are you using? All of the testing I have done has indicated that the rain sensor keeps the timer shut off.

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    #1367
    clowenthal
    Participant

    My rain sensor is from Glen-Hilton Products. It’s a Mini-Clik #502 (some info at: https://www.elvessupply.com/Glen-Hilton-502-Mini-Click-II-Rain-Sensor_p_764060.html). Looks like Hunter purchased Glen-Hilton and it’s now a Hunter Mini-Clik, but my model is the Glen-Hilton version.

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    #1393
    bbud55
    Participant

    I had some of the same questions and also didn’t know if my rain sensor was working with my newly installed b-hyve unit. It has been raining for 24 hours where I am so I know my sensor has been thoroughly soaked. I tested by verifying that the sensor showed SENS ON at the unit. I then created a program to start and run for five minutes. The app indicated that the program was running. The timer was counting down. The sprinkler heads did NOT pop up. The screen on the b-hyve showed SENS. I believe this indicates that it was actively overriding my program although the app showed no indication. It seems that the system is working correctly although the app just doesn’t show when a program is being interrupted. Hope this helps.

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    #1396
    TimB
    Participant

    If that is the case where the app doesn’t reflect what is really happening with the sensor on the timer, then the app needs to be fixed. The app should reflect what the timer is doing. In fact, I have in another thread listed several improvements and one of them is having the app include option for notifications of sensor tripping to show rain, and then also for when it resets back to no rain.

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    #1445
    rkornmd
    Participant

    Stephan:
    I could not reply to your email. (Maybe this can be fixed? Seems annoying to get everyone on the thread involved in individual customer issues)

    My IP address as noted above, in response to your query, is 44:67:55:02:8F:71. I too cannot tell if the sensor is working through the app; i would need to climb up on the roof with a ladder.

    Robert

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