Im using ifttt and simplerulebuilder and was wonder what is the best way to run a pump 5-6 times a day… for 3-4 minutes
do i have to set up a rule at each time of day and then an off rule??.. it would be nice if there is a delay for minutes or hrs?
You could most likely do this with Rule Machine. @bravenel started a thread with an example similar to yours but in his case he used lights. There is no reason you couldn’t switch the light logic our for your pump logic.
That’s true. Anything that is critical security/safety related I use other solutions. Smartthings is nowhere close to being a reliable solution. It is kind of a big beta test. For example that past 2 - 3 days everyone is having issues with events not occurring or randomly occurring.
Does Rule Machine depend on ST cloud-based time schedule? They seem to die fairly often.
If running the pump accidentally for an hour or more is a big problem, then Build in redundancy to notify and/or recommand.
Yes. Almost everything is cloud dependent, even with the V2 hub. The only exceptions are Smart Lighting and a couple of other minor exceptions and those only hold true if you are running the default device types. If you switch out a device type it will become dependent on the cloud. You can do this with ST but don’t count on reliability. I use mine as a hobby to turn on lights and other things that are not critical. The ST platform is very unstable at the moment.