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Woot! is offering the Rachio WiFi Smart Lawn Sprinkler Controller, 8-Zone 2nd Generation [Factory Reconditioned] for $79.99. Free shipping for Prime members. Otherwise, it is a $6 flat rate.

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Here is a little tip:

If this is still within warranty, and ONLY if you have issues with the product, you can ask the manufacturer to send you a new one. They no longer have the 2nd generation product in their stock so you'll get the equivalent 3rd generation.

I've ordered the 2nd generation 8 zone version when it said it was "new". I receive the product and it was certainly not new with three of the prongs where you insert the cables indented and stuck with no way to remove it ( essentially broken). Asked woot about it, gave me an option to refund 30 bucks. I agreed. But i was still hessistant about it. Inquired with Rachio, it was still within warranty, they said they didn't have any 2nd gen in stock so they sent me a brand new 16 zone gen 3 for the price of a refurbished gen 2 8 zone product. Now that is a slick deal.
You can wire multiple zones together, but your water pressure may be reduced.

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Like Ralph Machio, Rachio.
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Need Costco 12 zone or 16 zone. Blah!
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Need 16 zone too...
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I have 9 zones. Can I combine one to make 8?
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I have 9 zones. Can I combine one to make 8?
Yes, you can add many controllers to your account and activate it from one app.
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I have 9 zones. Can I combine one to make 8?
You can wire multiple zones together, but your water pressure may be reduced.
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Tempting... are these pretty easy to install?
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I noticed that Orbit has their smart sprinkler controllers in the same price range with options up to 16 zones. They are also running a 15% off promotion right now with coupon code 59JF7R3D
https://www.orbitonline.com/conne...ntrollers/
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Rain Machine for the win.
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I noticed that Orbit has their smart sprinkler controllers in the same price range with options up to 16 zones. They are also running a 15% off promotion right now with coupon code 59JF7R3D
https://www.orbitonline.com/conne...ntrollers/ [orbitonline.com]
the orbit app sucks just fyi i have the bhyve, the thing has some ui bugs they never seem to fix. i can barely tell what's going on with the watering times, you have to dig thru a bunch of menus because of some bugs
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Which outdoor box will this fit in?
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I noticed that Orbit has their smart sprinkler controllers in the same price range with options up to 16 zones. They are also running a 15% off promotion right now with coupon code 59JF7R3D
https://www.orbitonline.com/conne...ntrollers/
I love my Orbit beehyve!
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I have 9 zones. Can I combine one to make 8?
Sure, you can combine as many zones as your water pressure will permit, but this will obviously make it more difficult to apply more/less water to the zones you combine. For example, you could combine zones 1 and 2 onto the lug on the Ranchio called #1 and it will work fine, and both of those zones will run on the same schedule. (You could also manually adjust the volume of water in each zone, usually via an inline valve or the flow control screw on the anti-siphon.)

The other alternative is to buy 2 Ranchios or get a single 16 station device. For me, it worked out better to use 2 separate Ranchios. They both show in the single app, it just means having to back out of one unit and open the other unit.

BTW, plan on getting an enclosure. Ranchio makes some very nice ones specifically for this unit that let you avoid cutting wires and keep the factory wall wart safely inside the enclosure.
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