I have the Rachio 16 Zone 2nd Generation controller running my irrigation system.
Earlier this week I needed to raise a few sprinkler heads due to the grass getting thicker. Before I raised the sprinkler heads I did a “Quick Run” on the zone to find the heads I needed to raise. The zone ran with no problem. After the zone finished its run, I raised two heads. To raise the heads all I did was unscrew the heads and add a longer pipe between the sprinkler head and the pvc pipe. Simple enough! Next, I went to do a quick run on the zone to test the spray radius. Now the zone won’t turn on! On the app it shows the zone is running, but the heads are not coming up. I tried to manually turn the solenoid to see if that was the issue. It wasn’t. The zone appears to be acting when the diaphragm needs to be replaced in the valve.
My question, why after raising a sprinkler head does the zone not turn on when it was working just a few minutes earlier? Pure coincidence? Anyone else experience a similar problem? Also, has anyone experienced more issues with diaphragm’s failing in the valves since switching to Rachio?