Hunter Pro-C Tutorial

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Hey, guys. Let’s talk about sprinkler timers, how to set them up, how to make changes and adjustments. Is this your timer? A Hunter? This one in particular is a Pro C. It’s actually a pretty high-end timer. We mostly see these on commercial properties, but we definitely do see these on residential there. It’s a really nice timer. I just want to do a quick rundown and just show you how to make some adjustments, how to set it up, and make changes. This is a common thought about Draper sprinkler repair.Okay, so first of all, this is your dial. It’s set to run right now. This is basically what you want it set at all season long. If you leave it on run, that is just going to basically run the program and the cycles that you have set up. Just looking at it right here, it’s going to show you the time of day, so 11:31, and it also has a little AM or a PM, and then at the bottom it’s going to show you the current day of the week. Thursday. It’s showing Thursday right now. Let’s go through how to set it up first.If you flip this knob one to the right, it shows you the year. You can simply just push up or down to set your year. Hit the right arrow. It’s now going to show the month, which is the eighth month. Hit the right arrow again and it’s going to show the day. Again, you can flip it up and down. As you notice as I change the day, it’s from two to one, it’s changing from Friday down to Thursday. You want to double check that just to make sure you have the correct year, because if you have the wrong year, it doesn’t matter what your run days are set to. It’s just going to run off of that.Once you get that set up, you have the time, so the AM and the PM. You can just hit up or down. It’ll change AM to PM. Hit right and it’s all from these up and down arrows. You can adjust the hour and, again, the minutes. Pretty straight forward.Flip the knob one more to the right and you’re going to have your start time. We’re on program A. If you do want to run multiple programs, you can simply hit the program. It’ll just change to program B, program C. Under most circumstances, I recommend just running one program, just running A.Start times. It’s perfect. Set for 4:15 in the morning. That is just when it’s going to start. If you want to run multiple start times, you can hit the left arrow and it’s going to … or the right arrow. Start time one, start time two, start time three, start time four.One big mistake we see when when homeowners or people are setting these up. They think these start times are for each zone, each station. This is not. This is for the entire program. Generally, you’re only going need one program on A and one start time. I like to start it right around this time, 4:00, 5:00, depending on how long your stations run. Typical general rule I like to use, end the runtime so your sprinklers are just getting done as the sun is coming up because you don’t want to be watering to in the day where you’re getting a lot of evaporation, but you don’t want to be watering late at night to where you have water sitting on the surface of your lawn all night long. That’s a recipe for fungus and other problems. Believe me, you don’t want moisture sitting on the lawn all night long.Then you flip it over. We have run times. This is where you’re going to run each zone. Not from start times, run times. This is saying station number one is set for 25 minutes. Again, up or down. You can adjust the minutes. Then you’re going to simply hit right. Same thing. Station number two, and four, and so forth. Station three, you can go up and down.Over here, you have water days. When you’re setting your water days, you want to keep in mind the start times. This is starting at 4:15 AM. Watering days, this. It’s got a raindrop with a line through it, meaning it will not water that day. The bottom shows Monday flashing. It’s flashing because this is where we’re at. We can adjust it. We can simply hit the up arrow. It’s going to take that line and the water drop with a line through off, which means, okay, now we’re going to water Monday. It will then switch to Tuesday.I recommend watering maybe four or five days a week in the really hot temperatures. I’d never recommend watering six or seven days a week unless you have brand new sod or really dry grass that really needs to recover quickly. Watering more often with less minutes is, first of all, going to train your roots to go very shallow because you’re not watering deeply and you’re probably going to get a lot of fungus. There’s a lot higher chance you’re going to get fungus by watering more frequently. Like I said, you want a water less days and more minutes each time to water very deeply into the soil so that your roots have to go down to get that water. Wherever the water is, is where the roots of your grass are going to go, so let’s train them. Let’s make them work hard and go down deep so that they can handle these hot temperatures better.We’ve got that. These are the days. Just keep in mind, because it is set to run on Tuesday, it’s starting at 4:15 in the morning on Tuesday, if it were set at like 10:00 PM, it would turn on Tuesday night instead of Tuesday morning. But like I said, always under almost any circumstance, try not to run it in a PM start time.Another cool option here is seasonal adjust. This is a really convenient way to adjust every zone with a few pushes of a button rather than going to each station and upping them. Say you haven’t dialed in pretty good, but because the temperatures have gone up or gone down, it’s just evenly drying out or evenly getting too wet. Go to this and this is your percentage. You can hit it up, which just increases the percentage of watering for every single zone, or you can go down. It’s really convenient to make quick adjustments.Solar sync. That’s something completely separate. We’re not going to go over that right now.Manual. Manual is if you want to run a single station manually. Say you have station number three is dry and you just want to run station three, so you’re not watering the whole zone. Go over to station three, up or down with how many minutes you want to run, and then quickly flip it right over to run. You want to be quick so you don’t set it to off. Once it’s on run, it’s going to show station three, 25 minutes, and it has this picture of a sprinkler head that’s flashing. When it’s flashing, that just means it’s currently running. If you set it to run one zone and you do it this way, you can leave it on run, you can leave. It’s only going to run that one zone and once it’s done, it’s going to go right back to its regular program.These timers also have a rain sensor. If you don’t have a rain sensor, just make sure that this is flipped up to bypass just so that it shows that it’s not hooked up.If you have any questions about Draper sprinkler repair, please let us know. I hope this helps you adjust your timer, just so you’re not wasting water and your grass stays nice and green all summer long. Have a great day.

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