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    How many start-stop time per day, per station? Can each station have its own start-stops time and can each station have a different run time?   (2 Answers)

    By Dano May 26, 2017.

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      You can setup up multiple schedules. Each schedule can contain different zone and different times. And more than one can be active. I don't know if there are any limitations - but It seems it would accommodate most reasonable setups How many per station? I haven't found a limit. Each station can have its own start time, end time, day schedule (odd, even, every day every 2 days 3days They can also be set up for specific days of the week and flexible adjustable setups

      By EdoSan June 6, 2017.

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    Can it be controlled from a desktop computer and your smart phone, so if you were to loose your phone or change carriers or what ever, will you still be able to control it.   (5 Answers)

    By Terry May 18, 2017.

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      It is controlled via an app through your smart phone. Changing carriers or changing phones should not matter. If you lost your phone, you would download the app to your new phone and sign in with a password to take control of your rachio. I don't think the app is available on a desktop computer but you can look by going to the App Store and looking for the Rachio app. It is a great product!

      By LimeGirl May 19, 2017.

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    Dose it work with amazon alexa   (5 Answers)

    By Dime January 19, 2017.

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      Yes, works with Alexia. Click skills and search Rachio. I will have you link your account.

      By ammcb February 11, 2017.

    • Question
      Our current Hunter controller has a rain sensor. Will this work with the Rachio or is it unnecessary with it's advanced weather features?   (9 Answers)

      By Anonymous August 18, 2016.

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        It will work with a rain sensor but it also uses your weather conditions to adjust watering.

        By ammcbride February 11, 2017.

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        Does this replace my current control box and is all I need for connecting to my sprinkler system?   (10 Answers)

        By jjbaker1168 May 29, 2016.

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          Yes it will. Take a picture first of the current wiring you have on your old control box. Note of the wires that connect to each zone. Connect the wires to the ports on your Rachio based on the zones you have noted.

          By dromayn January 20, 2017.

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        I have WiFi in my house and a Samsung smartphone is that all i need to control this unit or do I need some kind of smart Hub in the house for this unit to connect to thank you gary   (8 Answers)

        By Gary September 17, 2017.

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          You set it up with the wifi on your phone. Thats how you enter the home wifi info .

          By Anonymous September 18, 2017.

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        It doesn't look like it on the web site nor was it a question, but can you manually turn on/off by the controller or only via phone?   (5 Answers)

        By Charlie June 8, 2017.

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          Either way it can be turned on

          By John July 7, 2017.

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        Does the unit need to be outside or will it also work in the garage where my current unit it?   (6 Answers)

        By power1man June 6, 2017.

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          Works inside the garage where I had my previous controller.

          By Burgman400 July 14, 2017.

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        Can this device for 8 zones be programmed to only water on odd or even days?   (7 Answers)

        By Bellpat May 21, 2017.

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          Absolutely. You can even adjust for seasonal % of the zone's time to water, etc. Very versatile with the App.

          By SkeeterTX June 18, 2017.

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      • Question
        If the company goes under like a lot of small tech/software company's tend to do does this make the control unit a 200.00 dollar paper weight or will it still work?   (2 Answers)

        By GreenThumb May 11, 2017.

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