Community Home Community B-Hyve Indoor/Outdoor Timer Smart Watering is watering just hours after flooding rains – why?

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  • #77483
    CurtCameron
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    Yesterday (5/18/2019) we had widespread flooding in the entire surrounding area (Dallas), it rained three or four inches. Then last night, the Smart Watering decided it needed to water my yard. Why? I had expected SW to know that it had just rained. I don’t have any programs going except for the Smart Watering.

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    #77596
    Stephen
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    @CurtCameron I’m not sure why the timer would not have recognized the rainfall unless your weather station didn’t actually report it. Are you still experiencing issues of this sort?

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    #77600
    CurtCameron
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    Stephen,

    Thanks for the reply – as a matter of fact, I wanted to check on this again because yesterday (June 9), it POURED rain all across the area. The calendar screen of the B-Hyve app shows rain yesterday. But then this morning at 3 am, the Smart Watering watered my yard again.

    When you said “your weather station,” you mean the data the unit gets from the Internet somewhere? Do I know where that is? I’m assuming that it takes my zip code and possibly street address to access local weather, but I don’t know what goes on behind the scenes.

    I really like the idea of the timer box being able to check the weather forecast, but something is going wrong. My wife wants me to get rid of it. Help!

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    #77609
    Stephen
    Keymaster

    @CurtCameron you can check the weather station that your timer is getting information from by going to Settings > Devices > Your Timer > Weather Adjustments. You’ll see the map with your timer location and the location of your weather station.

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    #77617
    CurtCameron
    Participant

    The weather station it has me connected to is in Addison TX, about 9 miles away, but Addison had much rain yesterday too. What I don’t understand is why it keeps watering just hours after pouring rain.

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    #77745
    Stephen
    Keymaster

    @Curtcameron We have recently made some server changes and we’re working through a few last tweaks on this and this issue should be resolved. I’m sorry for the lack of responses, I have been spread out throughout other projects.

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