Yup, been doing that, but after awhile it becomes noisy again with all the dust, crunched-up bugs, etc. I left the massive black widow that’s camped out near the foot of one of the roller rails — she’s keeping the other bugs in check
Go ahead, get the Chamberlain … it might never be this low ($) again …
I can verify with someone else finding that the 3210-L Iris Smart Plug has Z-wave Plus label inside. I just added 2 to the hub and they were connected much faster than my older 3210-L. I even put one in the basement around 50 feet away from the hub with wall and floor in between. It got connected within seconds. Note that these Smart Plugs are also Zigbee devices.
i just found a couple Orbit hose valves controllable by Iris/SmartThings via zigbee. i saw them on a clearance shelf by the lightbulbs last week but didn’t notice the Iris logo. they were $10 each, regular $40. DH here seems to work, valve clicks at least (haven’t hooked to hose yet)
For $10 I’ll try it. I would think one of the biggest issues is getting a zigbee signal outside as @bamarayne mentioned which for me shouldn’t be a issue. My outdoor faucets just happened to be on exterior walls that have zigbee plugs within 5 - 6 feet on the interior wall.
I bought one for $20 last year and have it connected to my Iris hub. It works fine for simple timed watering and starting and stopping as needed.
I just picked up another one for $10. I thought with a Y adapter, I can have it set up to start watering an area and then switch over to another hose to start watering a second area. Would it be easier to just drag the hose to a new spot? Probably, but what is the fun in that.