Zone Low Pressure (Leak) Detector and Alert?


#1

Maybe down the road you can offer a zone pressure detector that would send an alert when Rachio detects lower pressure for a given zone. This would indicate a possible leak in your zone. You could even have the Rachio turn off the zone if it does detect low pressure.


#2

Thanks for this, I’ll be sure the product team reviews. I like the scenario!

:cheers:


#3

I wonder if you could use the same valve wire to power and communicate the low pressure sensor (detector) ?


#4

Hmm…I’ll pass this by our hardware guru. I think there might be other challenges.

:cheers:


#5

What was the feedback? I want to implement a digital alert for water leaks in my system, since flow sensors are very expensive and water bill checking comes after the fact. I thought a pressure check with ITTT. I found tech solutions here how to bring digital input. This is not something Rachio could scale and offer as an useful addition in its options? a few cheap 10 euro pressure checks with alarm option to spot performance issues or identify major problem immediately.


#6

I am not aware of a pressure detector, but know a flow sensor would definitely do this. Yes, it would be great to have an alert and automatic shutdown if a pipe break or missing or broken sprinkler occurs.


#7

the link offers a method how to do it, technical it seems possible, question of this topic is if Rachio can/wants to implement this feature.


#8

I watched the video. But from being in the irrigation industry quite a while, a flow sensor installed on the mainline will detect a break, which causes a drop in pressure and flow. Hunter manufactures flow clik but i am not sure if it is compatible with Rachio.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.hunterindustries.com/irrigation-product/sensors/flow-clikr&ved=2ahUKEwjvp8KoisrZAhVkHGMKHX0LCx8QFjAAegQICRAB&usg=AOvVaw1PRrqalwORmV3UNpxEUImQ