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Old July 9th, 2007, 11:40 AM
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Droop,

I've also been struggling a little bit with new sod and trying to determine the best way to achieve frequent waterings for that area with mcssprinkers.

I've ended up with ET control of that area with a high ET soil % threshold [ between 91% and 98% has worked well ] ... and then made the zone run times dividible by the round robin factor. So If I use Round Robin factor of 3, then I might use a Zone run time 15, or 5 minutes per RR cycle per zone.

The one thing that doesn't seem to work well for new sod ... is that each day, this area ends up with all zones as 100% moisture, so then it won't water first thing in the morning like I would like it to (to get three waterings a day) ... so I usually start the first one manually. The problem is that by the time the soil moisture starts to drop, I've run into my watering restriction (no watering 10am -> 4pm) ... so I never get below in time to finish that area ... so I'd rather just force an early cycle to get one in first thing in the morning for the new sod designated area.

It would be nice (for new sod only) to have it auto-reset it's moisture to the threshold%-1 each new day, if the area was designated as "new sod" ... and this would just be a hack to allow more watering than normal. I would definately turn it off after the first couple weeks ... to save on water.

Just a thought, not sure its a good one.
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Old July 9th, 2007, 01:57 PM
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I see no errors in the log file and I also do not see any issues with the Syringing selection using the ini file. When I load the Other page shows as attached and it does not change when I do a Save changes.

For frequent irrigation I would use the timed programs. You can setup up to 24 programs per day. It can be done from the Area page or the Timed Programs page. It requires the control strategy to the one of the three time-based control strategies. The attached show an example of 3 programs at midnight, 2 AM and 4 AM
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Old November 22nd, 2007, 05:56 AM
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Small problem all hs start:
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2007-11-22 10:51:38 ~!~Info~!~Initializing Plug-in: mcsSprinklers
2007-11-22 10:51:40 ~!~mcsSprinklers~!~Register Callback
2007-11-22 10:51:42 ~!~COM Plugin~!~Calling InitIO
2007-11-22 10:51:54 ~!~Database Item~!~Saving Device Inhibit Min Days Between Water
2007-11-22 10:51:55 ~!~Database Item~!~Saving Device Inhibit Area 1 Specific
2007-11-22 10:51:55 ~!~Database Item~!~Saving Device Inhibit Area 2 Specific
2007-11-22 10:51:55 ~!~Database Item~!~Saving Device Inhibit Area 3 Specific
2007-11-22 10:51:55 ~!~Database Item~!~Saving Device Inhibit Area 4 Specific
2007-11-22 10:51:56 ~!~Database Item~!~Saving Device Inhibit Area 5 Specific
2007-11-22 10:51:56 ~!~Database Item~!~Saving Device Inhibit Area 6 Specific
2007-11-22 10:51:56 ~!~Database Item~!~Saving Device Inhibit Area 7 Specific
2007-11-22 10:51:56 ~!~Database Item~!~Saving Device Inhibit Area 8 Specific
2007-11-22 10:51:57 ~!~Database Item~!~Saving Device Inhibit Setup Incomplete
2007-11-22 10:51:57 ~!~Database Item~!~Saving Device Inhibit Seasonal Shutdown
2007-11-22 10:51:57 ~!~Database Item~!~Saving Device Inhibit Low Temperature
2007-11-22 10:51:57 ~!~Database Item~!~Saving Device Inhibit Today-Tomorrow
2007-11-22 10:51:58 ~!~Database Item~!~Saving Device Inhibit Browser
2007-11-22 10:51:58 ~!~Database Item~!~Saving Device Inhibit Low ET
2007-11-22 10:51:58 ~!~Database Item~!~Saving Device Inhibit Max Cycles
2007-11-22 10:51:58 ~!~Database Item~!~Saving Device Inhibit By User
2007-11-22 10:51:59 ~!~Database Item~!~Saving Device Predicted Rain
2007-11-22 10:52:03 ~!~Info~!~Finished initializing plug-in mcsSprinklers
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Old November 22nd, 2007, 07:31 PM
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This is not something I have seen before. I'm not certain what version you are running, but I'm beta testing V2.8 now and it is available at http://mcsSprinklers.com/setup_beta_hs.exe
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 06:40 AM
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Happy New Irrigation Season to all
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Old April 25th, 2008, 07:27 AM
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Last on data don't show on popup

Hi Michael,
I am observ no data show for "last on" on the popup include to this message.
I have only "last off".
It's normal?
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Old April 25th, 2008, 01:23 PM
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What this means is that a command to turn this zone off was recorded at 3:10 AM and no commands were seen to turn it on during the selected day. There were also no cycles recorded.

The last on and last off apply only to the period where detail is selected and do no show any on or off actions for other days.

What does not seem correct is the minutes On for Day which I would have expected to be 0. I would not mind looking at your database to see what caused the discrepancy between valve action and cumulative time. It is located in the \Data\mcsSprinklers folder under the name of mcsSprinklers.mdb. Zip it up and email to mcsSolutions at CenturyTel dot net.
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Old May 3rd, 2008, 04:13 AM
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some time dont see the links, where is the ini file?
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Old May 3rd, 2008, 05:05 PM
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The setup settings are in Homeseer 2\Config\mcsSprinklers.ini
The template for the links at the top of mcsSprinkles pages is at Homeseer2\HTML\mcsSprinklers\mcsSprinkler_links.htm
The link in the HS browser pages or menu is generated based upon the plugin communicating with HS.
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Old May 4th, 2008, 04:16 AM
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Ok. bad question, good answer
There is something parameter onto the links switching off inside the ini file?
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Old May 4th, 2008, 12:00 PM
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If using Homeseer 2 then the link to mcsSprinklers is always requested during startup.

The links at the top of mcsSprinklers are built based upon the page that is being shown. The Comm Test, and Weather Test do not have links at the top of their pages, nor do the touch or calendar-based popups.
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Old May 20th, 2008, 04:55 AM
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Small bug
Dont transfer data from mcstemperature to mcssprinklers
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Old May 20th, 2008, 02:04 PM
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mcsTemperature manages rainfall daily, while your mcsSprinklers setting is for hourly. If this does not take care of it, then I would like to see exactly what is contained in your DeviceString for the rainfall. Also be certain you are on a current version of mcsSprinkles as there was changes in parsing the DeviceString done very recently.
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Old August 4th, 2008, 07:35 PM
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Hey, just upgrade to 2.8.94B last night ... and today, for the first time ever since going to fixed day-of-week timings ... it ran the second cycle on my garden area/zone.

So thanks again for fixing this, maybe it was related to the lack of round robin bug you mentioned in the release notes.
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 12:37 AM
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I'm running the standalone version of mcsSprinklers Professional in ET mode. Ever since updating to 2.8.97B, every time my system syringes the zone percentages all go to 100%. The syringe times are 1 to 3 minutes per zone---no more than 20% of normal run times. Everything had been working OK for a couple of months until 2.8.97B. All versions since then do the same thing. I currently have 2.8.101B installed.

Also I notice in the Run Log that there are tons of (seemingly random) OFF signals being sent to the Rain8 controller. These don't seem to occur during normal runtimes.

Any idea what might be causing this? Thanks.
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 10:11 AM
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I believe there is a parameter now that controls whether syringing affects the moisture % or not ... after upgrading, it could have defaulted to on instead of off ... so try and find it and that could be your solution. I "think" I saw this parameter in a recent version ...
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 12:30 PM
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Syringing is considered manual mode operation. There is a setting on the Other page to update soil moisture in manual mode or not. I do agree that syringing should not ever update soil moisture.
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 04:00 PM
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I corrected it so syringing always leaves moisture level unchanged in V2.8.102.
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 06:19 PM
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Thanks, Michael!
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Old October 22nd, 2008, 12:40 PM
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v112B Problem with setting zones to 100%

Even when setting "Set to 100% after cycle" under ET control in Area Setup, it only adds the fixed percentage (in my case 60%) after running the cycle. Running V2.8.112.
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