Swaping hunter proc with rachio gen2


#1

My current controler has 6 zones, removed wires from 1-6 and plugged them in corresponding numbers on Rachio. Had one wire plugged in the COM port, removed that and plugged it into C port on the Rachio controller. Sprinklers don’t seem to have the pressure, seceral zones seem to stay on even after they have finished running. I did select the valve setting in the app. What else am i missing?


#2

@Princeanand - are there pictures that can be posted? Optimum would be a before picture in the Hunter and the current Rachio.

Was the Hunter system run as a test before the conversion? Is so, did everything work?

Do you have the Water Hammer reduction feature turned on in the Rachio ap?


#3

Pictures attached, i tried switcing the COM wire from C to M that didnt help. System with hunter was working fine. Water hammer feature is not on.


#4

@Princeanand - thanks for the photos, helps.

  1. The green wire (unusual color for common wire) should be in one of the Rachio C terminals. The master valve/pump option DOES NOT need to be on in the Rachio app.

  2. If you activate a valve manually using the bleed valve does it come on full force? When you close the bleed valve how long does it take for that zone to stop watering?


#5

@Princeanand

When was this: An hour before the install or last season?


#6

Ok, it got really cold here is Virginia the last two days, had to abandon testing.

Looks like system is testing fine now. Did a couple of things…

  1. Switched the green COM cable back to C
  2. Disabled the valve option in the app, I guess the manual instructions are misleading!
  3. There was some water in the valve box, drained it out (not sure if that makes a difference)

Thanks for all your help!

Now just have to wait and see if it comes on for the scheduled time!