Just installed Rachio 8 Zone Gen 2 and overall it was very easy. I have a few suggestion regarding the actual design of the wall plate and cover. It would be great if the connectors were closer to the hole that the wires go through because my sprinkler installer ran the cable through a plastic PVC and the exposed wires just would not reach the connections on the Rachio wall plate even when it was right above the pipe opening. I had to cut the PVC to expose more of the wire.
Another thing is that the cover for the wall plate has the latch on the bottom. I did not keep that in mind at first and mounted the wall plate right above the PVC opening where the wires come out of and of course after I connected everything I realized that I can’t put the cover on because the pipe is blocking the latch hole…so had to cut more of the pipe. Would be great if the latch was on the side (like on my old Rainbird controller).
Finally, it would be good if there was an easier way to access the manual buttons on the wall plate instead of taking off the entire cover.
Just some suggestions for the future