One of the most unique features of bluebot is that it’s patented sensor design allows it to accurately and repeatably measure any Copper (Type M and L), PVC, Galvanized and PEX pipe size: 0.75”, 1.0, 1.25”, 1.75”, 2.0”.
To successfully install bluebot, you will want to locate a section of pipe with at least 4.5” of accessible straight pipe, longer is better.
Most pipe types are easily recognizable: Copper and Galvanized (steel) are easy to identify based on their coloring. PVC and PEX can look quite similar. A good way to tell the difference between the two is that PVC is far more rigid and stiff, while PEX can flex and bend. PEX is also available in a wider variety of colors (often blue), while PVC is generally white/off-white.
If your pipe has been painted over and you cannot tell what type of pipe it is, you can use the small sandpaper disc included in your bluebot box to lightly remove the surface level of paint.
The pipe must not have any obstructions like fittings or dirt. To learn more about picking good pipe for bluebot, we recommend this article.
If you would like to speak to a member of the bluebot team, simply navigate to Settings > Support from within the app and choose your preferred method of communication. Otherwise, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org