Everything you need to know about the BarnTalk Water Meter

How the BarnTalk Water Meters work:

  1. The BarnTalk water meter is ultrasonic, which means no moving parts.

  2. The water meter itself shows total life-time flow on the digital screen in Gallons.

    Note: You can customize your 'Settings' in the BarnTalk mobile app to show Liters in the mobile app but this will not change the digital read out on the water meter.

  3. The water meter reading updates every 20 minutes and sends the data to the Gateway and then to the BarnTalk database in the cloud.

  4. Taking readings every 20 minutes allows for the 8-year battery life since the water meter is fully enclosed and battery cannot be replaced.

  5. The BarnTalk mobile app will show daily consumption on a weekly graph for the last 4 weeks. The graph also shows the 3-day rolling average. There is a change in usage that compares the last 24 hours to the 3-day rolling average.

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Where to Install BarnTalk Water Meters:

  • It can be installed on either side of a medicator.

  • It can be installed either horizontally or vertically.

  • BarnTalk water meters work best when positioned in straight sections of pipe of at least 12 inches.

  • IMPORTANT: Make sure the arrow in the center of the brass pipe is pointing in the direction of the water flow. The water meter will not read if the arrow is installed backwards.

  • Once installed, your first water meter readings will take ~20 minutes to appear in the app.

  • The wireless water meter currently needs to be paired to your Gateway by a BarnTools team member. If you do not see a water meter tile in your mobile app, please text or email our Support Team the Serial number (picture is fine) of the water meter and Gateway it should be paired to.

Note: The BarnTalk Gateway can also monitor water pressure by connecting a dry contact sensor to your current pressure switch.

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If you have any issues or feedback, reach out to our support team via email at support@barntools.com or call 515-272-5122 during the hours of 8am-5pm CST Monday-Friday.