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  • Looking for Rain8Net setup assistance

    I am installing a new 6 zone irrigation system that uses a well and pump. I would like to have HS control the zones and watering cycles. It appears that all I need is the Rain8Net and plugin. The question I have is what turns on the pump? Does the action of opening a zone cause the zone to turn on the well (110v)? Does anyone have any documentation on how to set this up?

    Thanks
    Joe

  • #2
    Usually you must created a device in HS that controls a pump relay, that must be activated before turning zones on.

    I'm not positive though as I do not use a pump actuation method, my well is activated by the pressure dropping on the tank.
    -Larry

    A member of "The HA Pioneer Group", MyWebSite

    Plugins:
    VWS, AB8SS, lrpSpeak, Calendar, Arduino, Harmony, BlueIris, Sprinklers, ZipBackup...

    Hardware:
    Intel NUC8i7BEH1 running Windows 10 Pro headless, HS3 Pro, Plex running on Synology dual High Availability DS-1815+ NAS (24Tb each), Synology Surveillance Station running on DS-416 Slim (8Tb), Samsung SmartThings, Google Home, Alexa, Hubitat Elevation, ZNET, Ubiquiti UniFi Network, Davis Vantage Pro II Weather Station. Whole house speaker system using a couple of AB8SS switches. Vantage Pro II Weather Station, Rain8Net Sprinklers, Hubitat Elevation, Google Home, Alexa, DSC Security System, Ubiquiti UniFi Network.

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    • #3
      joe what program are you going to use for your sprinklers? i have rain8net and i have been using mcs and i want to switch to a simpler program.
      HS3 , Zwave, HometrollerS6, ELK M1G Ultra; mcs sprinklers; WGL800; BLRF; BLNetCallerID; BLSpeech

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      • #4
        Originally posted by gfs View Post
        joe what program are you going to use for your sprinklers? i have rain8net and i have been using mcs and i want to switch to a simpler program.
        George, check the help file for an example, but you could simply use Events to call a script to run scheduled zones for a length of time and then shut off, not much simpler than that.
        -Larry

        A member of "The HA Pioneer Group", MyWebSite

        Plugins:
        VWS, AB8SS, lrpSpeak, Calendar, Arduino, Harmony, BlueIris, Sprinklers, ZipBackup...

        Hardware:
        Intel NUC8i7BEH1 running Windows 10 Pro headless, HS3 Pro, Plex running on Synology dual High Availability DS-1815+ NAS (24Tb each), Synology Surveillance Station running on DS-416 Slim (8Tb), Samsung SmartThings, Google Home, Alexa, Hubitat Elevation, ZNET, Ubiquiti UniFi Network, Davis Vantage Pro II Weather Station. Whole house speaker system using a couple of AB8SS switches. Vantage Pro II Weather Station, Rain8Net Sprinklers, Hubitat Elevation, Google Home, Alexa, DSC Security System, Ubiquiti UniFi Network.

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        • #5
          Here is a new version with more verbose debug and a couple minor changes to web page.

          Exit HomeSeer
          Copy Rain8Net.dll to HS directory
          Copy Rain8Net-Doc.htm to HS\html\Rain8Net directory
          Re-Start HomeSeer
          Attached Files
          -Larry

          A member of "The HA Pioneer Group", MyWebSite

          Plugins:
          VWS, AB8SS, lrpSpeak, Calendar, Arduino, Harmony, BlueIris, Sprinklers, ZipBackup...

          Hardware:
          Intel NUC8i7BEH1 running Windows 10 Pro headless, HS3 Pro, Plex running on Synology dual High Availability DS-1815+ NAS (24Tb each), Synology Surveillance Station running on DS-416 Slim (8Tb), Samsung SmartThings, Google Home, Alexa, Hubitat Elevation, ZNET, Ubiquiti UniFi Network, Davis Vantage Pro II Weather Station. Whole house speaker system using a couple of AB8SS switches. Vantage Pro II Weather Station, Rain8Net Sprinklers, Hubitat Elevation, Google Home, Alexa, DSC Security System, Ubiquiti UniFi Network.

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          • #6
            I was going to take the advice of lpitman and just create events in HS. I have yet to plug it in since the system in just getting installed in the ground now. I will need to put the unit about 50 feet away from the HS box and will be running CAT 5. Does anyone know of a source for the Cat5 to Serial needed to run this? My assumption is that I just need a simple D9 to RJ45. Is this correct?

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            • #7
              There are specific RS-232 and USB over Cat5 devices that should be used. You can run RS-232 over Cat5 if the distance isn't far and you wire the connectors correctly.
              -Larry

              A member of "The HA Pioneer Group", MyWebSite

              Plugins:
              VWS, AB8SS, lrpSpeak, Calendar, Arduino, Harmony, BlueIris, Sprinklers, ZipBackup...

              Hardware:
              Intel NUC8i7BEH1 running Windows 10 Pro headless, HS3 Pro, Plex running on Synology dual High Availability DS-1815+ NAS (24Tb each), Synology Surveillance Station running on DS-416 Slim (8Tb), Samsung SmartThings, Google Home, Alexa, Hubitat Elevation, ZNET, Ubiquiti UniFi Network, Davis Vantage Pro II Weather Station. Whole house speaker system using a couple of AB8SS switches. Vantage Pro II Weather Station, Rain8Net Sprinklers, Hubitat Elevation, Google Home, Alexa, DSC Security System, Ubiquiti UniFi Network.

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