I’m a newbie to this sort of configuration and surprisingly I found this really easy to setup.
I am controlling two solenoids with SmartThings, Weather Channel and eWeLink Dual Channel Relaya.
I have got the solenoids to start and stop at predetermined intervals and only on days that are clear or cloudy.
However, I have not figured out how to not have the solenoids come on if it has rained in the last 24 hours.
Any help would be sincerely appreciated.
I don’t have any irrigation control in my system so this is speculative, but off the top of my head -
- Create a virtual switch (search the forum for instructions on how to do this), I’ll call it “Rained”.
- Create automation #1 using Weather Channel to turn on “Rained” if it rains.
- Create automation #2 which turns off “Rained” after a 24 hour interval.
- Modify your existing automations to add the precondition that “Rained” is turned off.
Thanks, Great idea.
It can be simplified by using auto turn-off set to 24 hrs. in step 2 and then eliminate step 3.