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Leak Detection in Irrigation System

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    Riguy

    There are a number of flow sensor available. Toro, hunter, and cst have them. Rain machine could be updated to pull the data from these sensors and detect a leak

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    Chris

    Using a master value would limit the amount of water loss:

    a) if the break is downstream of the master value

    b) a valve gets stuck open

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    Kurt

    The rain machine has no way to detect how much water is flowing.

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    Ben Manfield

    Add a flow sensor and configure it on one of the zones.

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    JustinHeber

    Leak detection flow sensors can detect how much water is flowing.

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    kujulu

    I had a sprinkler head pop off overnight and lost about 300 gallons.

    I did have a flow sensor attached to my Pro-16. Looking at my watering history is how I realized I had a bad leak.

    Has the RainMachine still not gotten leak detection? Seems it should at least save a history of water usage and immediately shut off a zone that is using say >10% the typical flow.

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    Karl Dums

    I also wish to have this function due to a broken hose connection and loss of lots of water. Leak detection only when the zones are off is not enough and does not recognise such a failure - which is probably more likely than a valve stucks open. My proposal in addition to the existing leak detection:

    The RainMachine  "learns" the amount of normal water consumption of every zone and shuts off the main valve / zone valve if an exeeded water flow above a programmable treshold is detected.

    or as an alternative:

    The water consumption of every zone is progrrammable and the main valve / zone valve is closed if an exeeded water flow above a programmable treshold is detected.

    superfeature:

    The threshold reduces automatically, when the value of the water consumption of a zone is stable - which should happen, when the flow of a zone is measured more often.

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