Rachio Wireless Flow Meter Shopping Guide

Shopping Guide

We know there are a lot of options out there for purchasing the supplies needed to install the Rachio Wireless Flow Meter. That's why we've put together this handy shopping guide, with a list of required supplies to help take the guesswork out of your installation! 

Check your system's specifications by matching the size (1 inch or 3/4 inch) and material (PVC, PEX, SDR-9 Poly, or copper) of the pipes between your backflow preventer and valve box. Then click the links below for purchasing information. 

Tip

Necessary fittings will vary by system - double check your setup prior to purchase for a smooth installation!

Note

Please note that links to purchase pages may be broken as store inventory changes.


1-inch PVC or 1-inch SDR-9 Poly

You will need to purchase two of the appropriate fittings in order to complete installation.*   

1-inch PVC lock fittings (*purchase 2) 

Recommended Pipe Cutters


¾-inch PVC or ¾-inch SDR-9 Poly

You will need to purchase one or two of each appropriate fitting in order to complete installation.* 

¾-inch to 1-inch PVC lock fittings (*purchase 2)

1-inch PVC lock fitting (*purchase 1)

Required pipe transition

A 6-inch cut piece of 1-inch PVC pipe. Available at any Home Depot, Lowe's, or Amazon. You may need to purchase a longer piece and cut it yourself.

Recommended Pipe Cutters


1-inch copper or 1-inch PEX 

You will need to purchase two of the appropriate fittings in order to complete installation.*

1-inch copper to 1-inch PVC Sharkbite fittings (*purchase 2)

Recommended Pipe Cutters


¾-inch copper or ¾-inch PEX 

You will need to purchase one of each of the appropriate fittings in order to complete installation.*

One, ¾-inch copper to 1-inch copper Sharkbite fitting (*purchase 1)

One, 1-inch copper to 1-inch PVC Sharkbite fitting (*purchase 1)

One, 1-inch PVC to ¾-inch copper Sharkbite fitting (*purchase 1)

  • Sharkbite brand, SKU # 25551LF
  • Available at Home Depot, Lowe’s, Supply House, and Amazon

    Note

    Make sure to only use the Rachio required fittings listed here. The Wireless Flow Meter is not compatible with Sharkbite fitting # U060LFZ, as it is intended for CTS sized pipe (while the flow meter is sized for NPS).

Required pipe transition

A 6-inch cut piece of 1-inch copper pipe.

  • Available at any Home Depot.
  • You may need to purchase a longer piece and cut it yourself.

Recommended Pipe Cutters


Make a mistake during installation? 

Oops! Did you install the flow meter upside down, or remove too much (or too little) pipe? While the fittings can be removed from the pipe, removing them from the flow meter will require a special tool to remove. 

Optional coupler removers

Select the coupler removers that fit your irrigation setup: 

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