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Old 04-03-2021, 03:54 AM
 
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I moved to a new house in Summerlin South about two months ago, the previous owner said that the rain bird system is programmed and I don't need to touch it, I noticed that I haven't heard it working for a while, I looked at it and it seems like it was reset, it says 00:00 for everything, now I have no idea when and for how long I should run it, I'd really appreciate it if you guys can help me out.
So like I said I live in Summerlin South, my backyard is not done yet so I just need to water a few plants in my side yard and some desert landscaping in the front yard, and two small/medium size trees, no lawn.
I will be going out of town for two months and really don't want everything to die wile I'm away.
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Old 04-03-2021, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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https://www.rainbird.com/homeowners/...ollers/support

Find your model and download the manual. Lots of pictures.
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Old 04-03-2021, 11:22 AM
 
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Very likely the backup battery inside the timer is dead. If you can replace it and it works you might be ok. Failing to replace the battery will cause the timer to reset any time power is interrupted.
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Old 04-03-2021, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Lone Mountain Las Vegas NV
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And the water district has a site which tells you what are the watering times for your address...

https://www.lvvwd.com/conservation/w...oup/index.cfml
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Old 04-03-2021, 11:30 AM
 
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And the water district has a site which tells you what are the watering times for your address...

https://www.lvvwd.com/conservation/w...oup/index.cfml
I looked at this website, how do I know what type of drip emitter I have?
I never owned a house before, never owned a yard, I came from an apartment in Manhattan! Help!
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Old 04-03-2021, 11:46 AM
 
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I have black and red drip emitters, is 3 times a week for 90 minutes sounds right for my situation?
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Old 04-03-2021, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I would have an irrigation company come out, go through the entire system to make sure all the heads are working properly (not clogged) and program the system. It is not a set it and forget it situation here. You want to water the correct amount of time for each zone and number of days for each season or you will over or under water. You need to learn how to re-program the days and duration of each zone and change it four times a year. The tech should explain everything and give you the information you need to use your system effectively.
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Old 04-03-2021, 12:22 PM
 
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So I downloaded the app and it seems like it was pre programmed to run 4 times a week for 22 minutes, 4 times a day, 1am, 8am, 2pm and 8pm
does this sound right??
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Old 04-03-2021, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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You generally don't want to run at 2 pm in summer and don't need to water four times a day in winter. It depends on what you are watering and the season. In summer, if leaves get wet, the hot sun will burn them. Also, the water will evaporate faster during the hottest part of the day. There are no hard and fast rules, only what works best for what you have to water. Hire a pro or spend a lot of time trying to figure it out for yourself and probably not getting it figured out. Different types of drip emitters have different flow rates.
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Old 04-03-2021, 02:37 PM
 
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It’s not 4 days a week it’s every 4 days. My mistake. That’s the program for fall and spring I guess, summer I guess will be 3 times a week
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