How do I know if my flow sensors are working


#1

I just got the wiring done for my new irrigation system. Its being built from the ground up. I have 7 zones in the front yard, and 7 zones in the back yard. I have a flow sensor in both the front and back yards.

I was able to test all 14 of my solenoids, and the worked exactly as they were supposed to. How do I know if my Rachio is getting its reading from the flow sensors? Also, how does it know which flow sensor to listen to when running a zone? Does it assume whichever zone is running along with whatever flow sensor is showing an output are working in concert?


#2

This is correct, it will “tune in” to whichever sensor is showing an output at any given time! Here is a support article with some tips on how to determine if your flow sensor is working. Let me know if that helps!


#3

Well thats a bit of a bummer. It might be a nice feature to add in a software update to have a more direct method of determining if my flow sensors are working. Since this is a brand new system from the ground up, and includes flow sensors, I have no baseline. I’d basically have to turn off the sensors for the first month, and then turn them on to be able to compare.


#4

oh dude i know, i have asked several times.

i would also love the sensor reading at the end of a watering event on the webhook call, once i get this im going to wrap up my leak detection.


#5

I pulled some strings and had @franz work some magic. It looks like your flow sensors are reporting frequencies during your zone runs, so the flow sensors are working! I do agree that this could be improved in the future, but I hope this helps!


#6

Yes, it definitely does. Thank you very much for following up.