How can I schedule a one-time event for a future time?


#1

I live in an area with water restrictions, but they allow exceptions if a lawn service applies chemicals to the yard. The company leaves instructions saying to water in for 30 minutes in all zones. I’d like to schedule this one-time event for a future time.

I may be missing something, but it seems you can only manually run the system Now using the Play button or schedule a repeating event.

Thanks for your consideration of adding this feature.
Ken


#2

@kjohns3 Currently, the only way to do that is using an IFTTT recipe with a Google Calendar event trigger or a Date/Time trigger (might be easier).

This may be overkill with what you are trying to accomplish, but it is pretty cool nonetheless!

https://www.rach.io/blog/Cooking-with-Rachio-and-IFTTT?p=2689682971632801036

Note the Google Calendar event can take up to 15 minutes to run.

Let us know if you have any questions using IFTTT.

Thanks!


#3

@franz Thanks for the quick reply. I do have a question regarding IFTTT…

If I use the “Start watering time (schedule)” action in IFTTT, will it override the rain sensor? I want to avoid being the one that unnecessarily waters their lawn when it’s raining. :smile:

Thanks


#4

@kjohns3

Yes, that IFTTT trigger will start any pre-programmed schedule immediately, bypassing any rain detection (physical or virtual).