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Old July 17th, 2013, 10:09 PM
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EZFlora stopped working

I had this working all last season. When I tried to get it working this season, nothing seemed to work. I tried unplugging the interface from AC and plugging it back in - it seemed to work for a short period of time. I turned on logging and it seems that no matter what I do (turn on valve or start a program) the plugin seems to turn them all off! Am I missing something here? Here is the log:
7/17/2013 9:04:53 PM Device Control Device: Irrigation Program 1 (&10) ON
7/17/2013 9:04:53 PM EZFlora Debug Entered SetIOEx() subroutine.
7/17/2013 9:04:53 PM Insteon ExtDev_TransmitToExternalDevice received transmit request: 1B.03.AF
7/17/2013 9:04:53 PM Insteon Transmitting message on behalf of external device support script...00 00 00 1B 03 AF 0F 42 00
7/17/2013 9:04:53 PM Insteon Sending command 02 62 1B 03 AF 0F 42 00 to RF PLM, (Expecting 0 bytes extra back) Pre-Payload ACK:False, NAK is ok:False
7/17/2013 9:04:53 PM Insteon ..Got RF PLM Response 02 62 1B 03 AF 0F 42 00 06
7/17/2013 9:04:53 PM Insteon Waiting for ACK on behalf of external device support script...
7/17/2013 9:04:53 PM Insteon Received STX 0x50 (Raw Insteon Rec):1B 03 AF 14 82 F9 27 42 00
7/17/2013 9:04:53 PM Insteon Received response 01 1B 03 AF 14 82 F9 27 42 00 from the external device.
7/17/2013 9:04:53 PM Insteon RaiseGenericEvent: sending 01 1B 03 AF 14 82 F9 27 42 00...
7/17/2013 9:04:53 PM Insteon RaiseGenericEvent: sending ACK 42 00 01 1B 03 AF 14 82 F9 27 42 00...
7/17/2013 9:04:53 PM EZFlora Debug HSEvent EV_TYPE_GENERIC Case: Parms = ACK 42 00 01 1B 03 AF 14 82 F9 27 42 00
7/17/2013 9:04:53 PM EZFlora Debug HSEvent EV_TYPE_GENERIC Case: Parms = 01 1B 03 AF 14 82 F9 27 42 00
7/17/2013 9:04:53 PM Insteon Generic Event Raised: Data Received
7/17/2013 9:04:53 PM EZFlora Debug Entered ProcessValvesOff() subroutine.
7/17/2013 9:04:53 PM EZFlora Info EZFlora 1B.03.AF all valves off
7/17/2013 9:04:53 PM EZFlora Debug Entered ProcessProgramsOff() subroutine.
7/17/2013 9:04:53 PM EZFlora Info EZFlora 1B.03.AF all programs off
7/17/2013 9:04:53 PM Insteon Generic Event Raised: Data Received

I also tried updating the plugin before I did the previous test....
7/17/2013 9:00:05 PM Plug-In Found plug-in: EZFlora, version: 1.1.2.0


Thanks!
Brian

Last edited by brianjhomeseer; July 17th, 2013 at 10:13 PM. Reason: Updated the plugin
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Old July 18th, 2013, 09:54 AM
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I had this working all last season. When I tried to get it working this season, nothing seemed to work. I tried unplugging the interface from AC and plugging it back in - it seemed to work for a short period of time. I turned on logging and it seems that no matter what I do (turn on valve or start a program) the plugin seems to turn them all off! Am I missing something here? Here is the log:
7/17/2013 9:04:53 PM Device Control Device: Irrigation Program 1 (&10) ON
7/17/2013 9:04:53 PM EZFlora Debug Entered SetIOEx() subroutine.
7/17/2013 9:04:53 PM Insteon ExtDev_TransmitToExternalDevice received transmit request: 1B.03.AF
7/17/2013 9:04:53 PM Insteon Transmitting message on behalf of external device support script...00 00 00 1B 03 AF 0F 42 00
7/17/2013 9:04:53 PM Insteon Sending command 02 62 1B 03 AF 0F 42 00 to RF PLM, (Expecting 0 bytes extra back) Pre-Payload ACK:False, NAK is ok:False
7/17/2013 9:04:53 PM Insteon ..Got RF PLM Response 02 62 1B 03 AF 0F 42 00 06
7/17/2013 9:04:53 PM Insteon Waiting for ACK on behalf of external device support script...
7/17/2013 9:04:53 PM Insteon Received STX 0x50 (Raw Insteon Rec):1B 03 AF 14 82 F9 27 42 00
7/17/2013 9:04:53 PM Insteon Received response 01 1B 03 AF 14 82 F9 27 42 00 from the external device.
7/17/2013 9:04:53 PM Insteon RaiseGenericEvent: sending 01 1B 03 AF 14 82 F9 27 42 00...
7/17/2013 9:04:53 PM Insteon RaiseGenericEvent: sending ACK 42 00 01 1B 03 AF 14 82 F9 27 42 00...
7/17/2013 9:04:53 PM EZFlora Debug HSEvent EV_TYPE_GENERIC Case: Parms = ACK 42 00 01 1B 03 AF 14 82 F9 27 42 00
7/17/2013 9:04:53 PM EZFlora Debug HSEvent EV_TYPE_GENERIC Case: Parms = 01 1B 03 AF 14 82 F9 27 42 00
7/17/2013 9:04:53 PM Insteon Generic Event Raised: Data Received
7/17/2013 9:04:53 PM EZFlora Debug Entered ProcessValvesOff() subroutine.
7/17/2013 9:04:53 PM EZFlora Info EZFlora 1B.03.AF all valves off
7/17/2013 9:04:53 PM EZFlora Debug Entered ProcessProgramsOff() subroutine.
7/17/2013 9:04:53 PM EZFlora Info EZFlora 1B.03.AF all programs off
7/17/2013 9:04:53 PM Insteon Generic Event Raised: Data Received

I also tried updating the plugin before I did the previous test....
7/17/2013 9:00:05 PM Plug-In Found plug-in: EZFlora, version: 1.1.2.0


Thanks!
Brian
Brian,

From the SimpleHomeNet configuration menu. Select the device and then chose the "Program 1 Timers". When this page loads, can you verify that there are not all zeros for the times. If you have all zeros, the command will be sent to turn on the program, but since there are no times, everything will appear to be off.

Adam
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Old July 18th, 2013, 10:39 AM
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Well, I tried that - everything is set to 30 and the valve broadcast is set to on. I tried a factory reset and turned on the valve broadcast. What I noticed is that even the utility program is having issues communicating with the EZFlora. It was plugged in next to a charger for a sump pump, so I tried putting a Smarthome Filterlinc on the pump - no difference. I tried moving the EZFlora to another outlet - still not working 100%. My lights work fine, although the majority of them are dual-band. Any other ideas? I think I'm going to give up on this powerline stuff and switch to a hardwired system. I originally had a Rain 8 that hardly ever worked, so I switched to this thinking it would be more reliable. My grass is now brown :-(
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Old July 18th, 2013, 07:06 PM
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Well, I tried that - everything is set to 30 and the valve broadcast is set to on. I tried a factory reset and turned on the valve broadcast. What I noticed is that even the utility program is having issues communicating with the EZFlora. It was plugged in next to a charger for a sump pump, so I tried putting a Smarthome Filterlinc on the pump - no difference. I tried moving the EZFlora to another outlet - still not working 100%. My lights work fine, although the majority of them are dual-band. Any other ideas? I think I'm going to give up on this powerline stuff and switch to a hardwired system. I originally had a Rain 8 that hardly ever worked, so I switched to this thinking it would be more reliable. My grass is now brown :-(
It definitely sounds like you may have a communication issue, but on top of that the settings the plugin uses to communicate with the EZFlora may have been wiped out by the reset. Please try moving the EZFlora to the same outlet as the Insteon PLM. This should mitigate any communication problems for testing purposes. Then try deleting the EZFlora device from the EZFlora Configuration Page and then re-add it. This should restore all the necessary plugin settings. Once this is done, make sure the logging is set to debug and then try to run program 1 again and see if the log shows that the program is active and the valves cycle at the correct interval. You may want to change the interval in the program timers to 1 minute per valve to make testing a bit easier/quicker.

Let me know the results.

Adam
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