Wireless Rachio Flow meter with leak detection in action!


#21

Sure, over the course of 4.5 hours, but I’d image it is going to look at an nearly full flow situation, where a 1/4" drip line is certainly higher flow than normal, but still nothing when compared to the flow of a 1/2" line. 1/4" poly tubing can flow a max of 30gph, so .5gpm, hardly enough to trigger a flow alarm on a big drip system.


#22

My understanding is that the user could set the threshold per zone, above which they would receive the alarm. I was thinking I’d run my drip schedule a couple of times, look at the usage, then set the threshold at some reasonable amount above that. Is that not the way it works?


#23

This is how it works! You can set high and low flow notification thresholds per zone in the software.


#24

Awesome. I can’t wait to play around with this, assuming I can get a flow meter installed the way my lines are set up. As an engineer I geek out on data. :wink:


#25

I’m not the one to ask…remember my yard a couple months ago!? :rofl::joy::disappointed_relieved:


#26

Wow, I missed that. Kinda cool though. Throw in some Koi fish and it’d be all Zen.


#27

Will we have the ability to calibrate the system once our flow meter is installed by setting the number of heads in a zone and then seeing what the flow rate is for our heads? That should lead to better scheduling, etc.