I can’t for the life of me figure out how to set it up for intermittent misting. I saw a few other people have the 8056 - AC 6. Did I just purchase the wrong controller or am I missing something? I’m looking to set up for softwood cuttings and want to get it rolling this week. If I need to I’ll buy another controller but I’d love it if I didn’t have to.
Here's a video on programming it. Don't be concerned about the difference in model numbers. It's the same controller.
You'll also need a solenoid valve which is controlled by the timer.
Just remember that you will need to program each valve number separately.
Probably your best bet would be to set a "window" of irrigation, which you can set for like 10 minutes every hour during specific hours. This is described starting on the bottom of page 16 of the instruction manual linked to above.
Angelika Maier wrote:We have a galcon controller but a battery driven one. My partner had to ring the shop it is damn hard to program! But it is very neat because it is the only battery driven on which can do intermittent misting. How do you set your timer, how often and how long? For general watering we have what is called 'hunter node controller' battery too, significantly easier to setup (not that I did it!)
I will be needing it to turn on every minute to two minutes for 10 to 15 seconds throughout the day. I’ll be experimenting with it to see what works best. I have two 6’ x 12’ propagation beds and will be adding at least one more this year. The two existing beds are plummbed together and my water pressure is plenty to run the needed misters for two to three beds.
One good thing is that my original controller will do all of my general watering. I was hoping buy a new controller to run my holding as well as my grow out beds but wasn’t planning on buying one yet. Of course now I have to buy more valves and set up a new rig, but I’m good with that if it makes my life easier and I have less watering to do.