Community Home Community B-hyve Smart Hose Faucet Timer How to set up 4 timers to "smart" water at different times

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    Jay Terwilliger
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    First I bought one time and Hub. Set up easy, worked GREAT! So I bought 3 more, and thought I had them set up. I don’t. Only 1 goes on. I’m completely lost in the language, app and website. I now have 1 hub and 4 timers running 4 sprinklers. 1 in my front yard, 3 in my backyard. Water pressure issues force me to have only 1 water at a time. Town ordinances allow me to water on odd days only. I would like to use Smart Watering, but am okay setting manual programs. I’m trying to do this from the website because I find working on the computer easier than via the iPhone. But I’ll do it whatever way makes sense. I can’t find clear instructions for setting up this program, zones, stations, timers. I would think I could set up two “zones” — 1 front, 1 back. I would think I could network 3 timers in the back to operate “together” but in sequence. Apparently I’m wrong. How can I achieve my goal? Do I have to go back and reset all the timers/hub, etc.? Help please. Thanks.

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    #5719
    Ryan
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    Jay Terwilliger, if your using the website make sure your using our beta site https://techsupport.orbitbhyve.com/#/ (our old website will only display one device, and is no longer in use). You will have to create an individual program for each device. You can do this by clicking on the ad a program box. Under frequency you can select odd days of the week. So then you just have to adjust your runtimes to fit your water pressure restrictions. If you have any other questions please let us know. Thank you!

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    #5738
    Jay Terwilliger
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    Thanks Ryan, but when I click on that link, and then enter my email and password, the click “login” nothing happens. It’s as though the page is dead. I have tried using both google and safari to access it. Any advice?

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    #5744
    Jay Terwilliger
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    I FINALLY HAVE FOUND OUT THE PROBLEM! Thank you Ryan, than you Greg, but most of all thank you Curt (who I reached at the 800-488-6156 number. If you are having trouble programming multiple timers there are a few things that can help make it much easier to understand. First, you can’t use the general website… you need to go to the beta website (https://techsupport.orbitbhyve.com/#/) to program your timers, or use your phone App. Second, every time is a station is a zone. They are virtually the same thing, not, for example, 4 timer/stations in a zone. What that means is that you program each timer independently. Even if you can add “run times” and it looks like you can add “stations,” you can’t. If you try to manage 4 timers on one program it won’t work. Program then individually and it is fine. Next, according to Curt, who helped me outof my confusion, you cannot program start times/run times programs and have smart watering (to automatically create the rain delay from the weather report). If you want automatic rain delay, you program each device/timer/station to be smart watering. You can tell it which days to water, but you can’t tell it when to start or stop when it smart waters. It picks the time. So, you might get wet when you are mowing the lawn or picnicking. Odd. I’d prefer to smart water, but I only want that to happen between the hours of 6-8 am and 6-8 pm on odd days. Hopefully that will be in the next version.
    Hope this helps someone.

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