@franz @emil @mckynzee
Around here in the south, most new systems are in ground and have a master valve within 6" of the backflow device.
-Can the sensor be installed after a master valve?
-Is there a minimum distance after the sensor to the first turn?
It’s recommended to install the sensor above ground. Around here they would be underground in a box, and more than likely get covered with dirt. Most of the single station controllers or sensors I’ve ever seen in the ground eventually take on moisture. If I’m reading the warranty right, any damage to the flow sensor from being installed in the ground would void the warranty. Is that right?
“…THE LIMITED WARRANTY DOES NOT APPLY IF, AS DETERMINED BY RACHIO IN ITS SOLE AND ABSOLUTE DISCRETION, THE PRODUCT FAILURE WAS DUE IN ANY WAY TO DAMAGE FROM SHIPPING, HANDLING, OR IMPROPER STORAGE; ACCIDENT, ABUSE, MISUSE, OR FAILURE TO ADEQUATELY MAINTAIN THE PRODUCT; EXPOSURE TO ELECTROLYSIS, EROSION, OR ABRASION…”