Flow Meter (Gen 3) – What were you thinking?!
Can’t help but wonder how many meetings Rachio customer support must have had after engineering explained the process to install this wireless flow meter.
First, DYI parts will cost about $75 for a $99 add on. Can’t imagine how much a plumber would charge.
And to boot, even customer support admits the only compatible outflow connector they can find is one with an unnecessary ball valve. I loved the comment, “If you find something better please let us know.” Really? You gave it that much thought when designing a product where the necessary parts to install do not even exist?
How about better engineering?
Since it appears you require a 6 inch length of a 1” inflow pipe, why not just add that 6" (20 cents worth of plastic) to the product (1 less adapter & pipe). Now, how about threading the 1” PVC ends so we can use a 3/4" Sweat Fitting Kit w/ 1" Union Nuts, Washers & Tailpieces (Bag of 2) for less than $20 total parts to connect it all.
I was already not happy with the kludgy outdoor enclosure, now this?
Better luck with Gen 4.