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  • #3122
    nuchemengineer
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    Hi I can’t add any more zones other then 1. I have 3 timers now and ideally I’d like to be able to water 3 different gardens in my yard.

    I saw another post about not being able to add more zones and I have to switch in between the timers..but I’m not sure I understand..what is the point of other zones? if I can’t actually add other zones in my yard?

    or do I have to get the b-hyve pro app?

    Thanks for your help,
    Dave

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    #3170
    Ryan
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    So I understand it is a little confusing. But each hose faucet timer is 1 zone, since it waters just one line. all of your hose faucet timers need to be programmed individually. To do so you have to switch between them as your active device to be able to edit and/or add a program. It says zones because the app is the same for out underground sprinkler timers. Which have multiple zones or lines connected to them.

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    #3297
    panchocole
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    It’s also not working for me, I also have one WIFI hub controlling two different faucet controls. I was able to add one smart zone and use one faucet control, and configure how and what I was watering. But I haven’t been able to add a second zone to control the second faucet. I tried deleting the one zone I had and re-adding the zones back in, and only ended up with a zone I couldn’t map to any device, whether or not it was in smart watering mode. I’m getting ready to delete the app (on IOS) and try setup again.

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    #3353
    Ryan
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    So I understand it is a little confusing. But each hose faucet timer is 1 zone, since it waters just one line. all of your hose faucet timers need to be programmed and paired individually. To do so you have to switch between them as your active device to be able to edit and/or add a program. It says zones because the app is the same for out underground sprinkler timers. Which have multiple zones or lines connected to them.

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    #3398
    panchocole
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    Go into settings, select the valve control you want to create a program or zone for. The posters of this forum have neglected to add that crucial bit of information.

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    #3445
    Ehively
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    @Ryan

    I think this might be a bit confusing but we are trying to add different zones to one hose bib with multiple timers. For me that means that I have three timers one one 4 faucet connection. One timer is for the front yard (clay) one is for the flower beds (clay/lomb) and one is for the veggie garden (Sandy lomb) all have different watering needs based on soil type and emmiter. The front yard is a static spray, the flower beds are drip and the garden is a soaker hose.

    When will we be able to add multiple zones to the app?

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    #3580
    Ryan
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    Only our under ground timers have use of multiple zones because, they have multiple lines/sections/zones connected to it. Our hose faucet timers only have one outlet source each so there is only one zone. The hub function is only to act as a bridge to provide internet connection to your timers, and doesn’t actually control them. So each device needs to be programed individually.

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    #3660
    Ehively
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    So is it just lazy programming?

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    #3668
    Ryan
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    No. The bhyve hose faucet timers work the same as our regular hose faucet timers, except they have Wi-Fi capabilities. They are separate devices, so no its not lazy programming they are separate so need to be programmed individually. So you will have to switch between your timers as your active device to edit them. This can be done from the home page of the app.
    The hub only acts as a bridge to help your hose faucet timers connect to your home Wi-Fi network. It does not group them together as one device, but multiple hose faucet timers can use a hub as a bridge. I apologize for any confusion you had about our product.

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    #3686
    Ehively
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    Ryan I hope you can understand my confusion and irritation with this issue. Orbit sold this product on Amazon with this description:

    The B-hyve smart hose faucet timer gives you Complete control over hose faucet watering from your Bluetooth device. No more dead plants because you forgot to water them. No more soggy lawns because you forgot to turn the water off. Download the Android or iOS B-hyve app to program your timer. One-touch watering is available on the timer so you can water without using your phone. Add on additional smart valves to create multiple watering zones in your yd, these timers will network together to boost the signal strength without the use of repeaters. For Wi-Fi access, pair with the B-hyve hub (sold separately).

    It almost feels as though it was intentionaly misleading information provided to us consumers by Orbit with the express intent to be to sell more products.

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    #3879
    Ehively
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    Ryan?

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    #4080
    shaunW
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    Anyone figure out how to set up 2 devices as separate zones? Spent over an hour holding only to have the call dropped… I also saw the description on amazon where I purchased my controllers.

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    #4253
    Davidf01
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    Let me give this a shot. I just setup three timers that connect to my wifi hub.
    Each timer is a zone.
    Timer 1 = Zone one ( Call it “Front Grass”)
    Timer 2 = Zone two ( I call it “Back Grass”)
    Timer 3 = Zone three (I call it “Garden”)

    When I program Zone 1 or Front Grass I go to the app select settings then devices. I then select the Front Grass timer
    and make that “Active” I then go setup all the programs and smart watering.
    Once that is finished I go to settings then devices. I then select the Back Grass timer
    and make that “Active”. Setup all the programs then move on to that last timer Garden and do the same thing.

    The timers dont have to be active in order for the watering to start and stop.

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    #4667
    Ehively
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    Does that allow you to change the sprinkler and soil types?

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    #4731
    [email protected]
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    My confusion came in when I thought of the zones in my yard as driving the setup – but once I realized that you select a device (one of two for me) program it, and you could let each device refer to Zone 1 – because each device is going let water flow to wherever you have it set up – and it only knows about it’s own zone, not any other devices zone. Once I thought of it that way – it all worked for me.

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