I’ve just installed my Rachio controller, and I’m dismayed to learn that the controller doesn’t incorporate functionality for my flow sensor (other than to more accurately estimate the total water usage). Specifically, I would like to see:
- A user-defined range of acceptable flow rates for each zone (valve).
- A user-defined action for the controller to take when the zone’s flow exceeds or goes below the range. (For example, disable the zone when the flow exceeds the limit, which indicates a broken valve or pipe, to avoid flooded basements and wasted water.)
- Automatic notification (email and / or SMS) when the controller takes whatever action is defined in #2.
Without this functionality, there’s no real reason to spend a lot of money on a flow sensor, and I guess I’ll need to resume my search for a more capable controller.