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Thursday, August 13th 2015, 4:40pm

Rain Bird ESP-Me programming

Landscaper programmed our new drip irrigation system of all 8 stations on Program A. How do we change the stations to be on 2 Programs -- lawn (stations 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) on Program B and plants (stations 6, 7, 8 on Program A? We want to have Program A (3 stations - plants) on different number of days than Program B (5 stations - lawn).

The Rain Bird online doesn't advise how to change the Programs once programmed. Can you help, please?

Central Irrigation

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Posts: 371

Location: Central Minnesota


Thursday, August 13th 2015, 6:38pm

Remove stations 1,2,3,4 and 5 from program A by selecting Station run times on the dial. Eliminate the run times for said stations
2. Select program B using the Program selector switch.
3. Add the lawn zones by adding run times
4. While still in Program B, add the days and start time you want the lawn to run
5. Return program selector switch back on Program A
6. Set the days you want the drip zones to water.
7. Set a start time

Make sure not to overlap the 2 programs, as in, you don't want programs to try and water at the same time. If the two programs are to water on the same day, make sure the start times are far enough apart so that program A, for example, is finished watering before Program B is set to start.

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