Does this exist? Control water on hose

Perfect. Do I need the wifi adapter with it or just the rain guage?

1 Like

Please note: the item listed above only allows monitoring through ST …

1 Like

Oh yeah. That doesn’t work then…

Sorry, I should have pointed that out. If you want to make changes, you must use their app.

The device on right plugs into an inside outlet nearby and connects to internet. The device on left is what attaches to hose bib and is battery powered. I believe that they talk to each other using Bluetooth.

image

2 Likes

So then. There isn’t anything that will work with Smartthings?

Bhyve works with Alexa, so you can create a partial smartthings integration that way.

FAQ: Can I trigger an Echo Action without Speaking to It?

we use the dumb electric water valve with a power adapter plugged into a smart plug.

this can be a great DIY project that is fairly easy to throw together.

you can customize it all you want, like writing a watering schedule to shutting it down when rain is detected.

just keep in mind that these water valves that suddenly shut off can cause a shock to your water pipes, sometimes making them rumble. there is a air gap that can be installed under a sink.

1 Like

Technically yes there is, but it’s hard to find these old Orbit valve times that worked with Iris and ST.

Orbit Bhyve’S ALEXA Integration only can control ONE hose bib device! If you have several, like we do, the voice integration is really not applicable! I was not happy that Orbit could only develop an integration for ONE hose device since they advertise Alexa & Google Integration!

I am close (maybe a few more weeks of my testing) to releasing a separate RaspberryPi Node Docker instance that one can install along with the Orbit Bhyve Controller that will allow hose device control (On/Off) from SmartThings! One must still setup the zones, watering schedule, weather, smart watering parameters in the Orbit OEM app, but SmartThings can activate a zone/device based on a home automation event. Stay Tuned!

1 Like

I have an issue with the water valve in my backyard… it leaks and I’ve tried to repair it many times it still leaks. So, instead of turning off the outside “round handle” water value I turn off the valve for this unit in the house…which is actually for me in the garage. I have an attached garage. But I’m absent minded at times so… I added this device to the valve in the garage. This water valve is just for the backyard faucet…



and I use webcore to automate it as I need. Don’t know if you have the same indoor valve as I have but this work well for me. I also have this type of valve on my main-water incoming supply and lots of water leak censors as well. You can use this zwave device to automate your watering as long as you have this type of valve indoors to the water supply and it doesn’t require ANY plumbing. It’s simple to install.
2 Likes

Or find it cheaper at the smartest house with the Memorial Day sale…

2 Likes

Would it be possible to connect this to a splitter of some type to feed two separate soaker hoses?

Or, I guess I would connect this at the house, then my regular hose, then a splitter, then the two soakers?

It maybe overkill for you but there are several full blown smart garden irrigation systems available. I believe the following can be linked to Smartthings either via official app or by user written ones.


Both of the above are US products and sadly do not have official EU distribution.

There is (for others) the Gardena product but there does not yet seem to be a Smartthings integration although you could use IFTTT. Ironically this product might not be as easy to get in the USA.

Hi @jelockwood,

Don’t forget about Spruce. They have a SmartApp and DTH’s for their controller, your zones, and their moisture sensors. Works great with ST, including Automations and Scenes. I’ve been using their stuff since they were first released and couldn’t be happier.

https://spruceirrigation.com/

1 Like

@johnconstantelo
Thanks I had not come across Spruce because it seems they are yet another one that is not available in Europe. Looks good though.

Shame it does not support HomeKit like Rachio and RainMachine and Gardena.

@johnconstantelo
Hi John,
After spending 10 hours searching for a smart wifi valve that i could integrate to ST. I am still stuck.

About spruce, what smart wifi valve do you use ? on their website we cant find any !!!???

What country are you in? The device selection does vary. but one option that a number of community members have done is to find any non networked electric valve turner and then plug it into a smart plug. Once you do that, just turning on and off the smart plug will operate the valve turner.

In france
Thanks for your message and we all agree it is ridiculous. Maybe a solution will come in the 22th century. We can go on moon and marsbut there is no wifi smart valve integration to ST.

Gardena has simple wifi valves but there is no st integration.
People say spruce and rachio integrate ST but there is no valve on their website.

I don’t use WiFi devices. My water valves are all zigbee and they’re from Leaksmart but branded for the old Iris system. Sometimes they’re identified as a Waxman valve. The water timer valve is also zigbee and was part of Iris stuff I found new on eBay. The timer valve is actually from Orbit.