Rachio Wireless Flow Meter Underground Installation

Underground Installation Instructions

The following instructions have been tested internally, but are still undergoing external testing with customers for feedback and are subject to change without notice. 

Underground installation times can vary based on irrigation setup. While underground installation times can average 2 hours, we recommend 3.5 hours for adequate time. 


Installation site must be within 75 feet of an aboveground (not in a basement), indoor, installed and set up Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller. For more information on system compatibility, select your system-specific instructions below.

System-Specific Instructions


Do not glue fittings into the Rachio Wireless Flow Meter. The flow meter is made of ABS plastic and can be damaged if the wrong solvent is used. The fittings recommended do not require glue and are easy to install.


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Example Installation Video

Want to preview the installation steps for underground installs? Check out our video below demonstrating a Wireless Flow Meter installation on a system with 1-inch PVC underground pipe!

Note that instructions and required fittings will vary depending on your pipe size and material - select your specific installation instructions above for details.

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