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Is there anyway to adjust a Weathermatic SL for new sod?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Bluelude1, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. Bluelude1

    Bluelude1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 70

    I have been running 2 Weathermatic Smartline controllers w/ weather stations at our ranch on auto adjust, but the other day I laid sod in a couple of areas. I was curious if there as anyway to adjust the Smartline to compensate for the new sod in specific zones without taking it off of auto adjust.

    BTW - The reason I am trying to keep it on auto adjust is I have about 40 zones between 2 Smartlines and another RB controller that I am trying to keep it as efficient as possible (That water bill adds up FAST :dizzy: )
  2. londonrain

    londonrain LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,129

    No setting for new sod but you can trick the controller ...set the precipitation rate at a low rate between .1 -.3 for the zones with new sod and also the more or less at 150%...then set multiple run times for the zones with the new sod....

    Messages: 18,668

    Ditto... Lie to it. I tell it new sod is annuals in sandy soil and set two start times everyday.

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