Support for, One line with Multiple Solenoid Support


#1

I think Rachio can be a great if we have One water line with multiple solenoid support.(more zones)
I have 16 ch one but so far got 6 channels active with 4 on one tap and other 2 on back of the house tap.
Considering weather changes, I need to modify my zones and add few more but since paving is done I cannot dig and put new pipes.
But there is a way to do this.
If I can add a few solenoid to existing line then trigger them as different zones it will save me digging up the whole garden.
I can easily connect solenoid 24v ac wires but cannot connect plumbing to existing taps due to pavers.
I can easily cut and add solenoids in the garden beds.
i.e.
Ideas is create 2 zone to 4 zones. Keep one line as a master it add 3 more zones to that line.
Hope I am clear on this scenario.
Since I have 2 taps, I may need 2 Masters. But if I have to add one each solenoid for 4 lines I may need 4 masters.
Hardware wise, I think Rachio can do this but need to change the App.


#2

@siri, thanks for sharing your ideas. They sound very interesting. If I’m understanding correctly, you’d like to have sub-zones within a current zone. i.e. Zone 2 becomes Zone 2a, 2b, 2c, etc?

Pending how many additional zones you need to add, the Doubler might be workaround for you that currently exists. I don’t know if we have any users with a Doubler installed, but we’d love to test one with you if you think this would help you.


#3

Tks for the info and it looks interesting… Any Rachio user here use this product?