Sorry if this has already been asked/answered. I did a quick search and did not find anything.
I’ve been a happy Rachio v.2 owner for several years now. I have a v.3 coming in the mail tomorrow because I just lost the v.2 due to a lightning storm. In any case, I was thinking of installing a master valve and a wired flow meter as my irrigation is hooked up to a private well that feeds both my irrigation and home to prevent damage or running my well dry should a pipe burst, etc.
Long story short, I know that master valves can cause a lot of wear and tear on the irrigation plumbing and I’m concerned with the water supply/pressure being shut off/turned on repeatedly. The irrigation was installed with standard pressure pipe, not schedule 40… (came with the house).
My question is whether the Rachio can be set to only turn off the master valve if a leak is detected instead of on/off with every cycle. This would reduce the wear and tear and also give me the peace of mind should a pipe burst, etc., that the valve would auto-close.