Hello to all. First post here so please bear with me. In our neighborhood we all pull from the same well for irrigation and there are many times where the underground river we all pull from does not have the capacity to keep up with the demand. Talking with customer support yesterday, the introduced me to IFTTT.com which looks like a great place to start the integration I’m looking to get up and running.
My end goal is to send a pause command to my Racio v3 when the water pressure and/or water level of my well gets too low to produce adequate volume for my zones (mostly zones with 4 rotors each with flow limit of 2 GPM). And then once the well pressure/level is restored the watering cycle would continue as normal. Realizing this will potentially greatly extend the time it takes to water my yard, I can at least be more confident in the fact that I’m putting out the amount of water I intended.
Any and all thanks ahead of anytime for anyone who can help me solve this predicament.
Hope you are well. Yes! I feel I am about 95% with my project. I ended up looking at the below thread and even interacted with Greg who had a somewhat similar project. I ended up using an ESP8266 with pressure transducer to get my readings. Once I had the readings dialed in, I took a custom pause command that Brian worked on for me (second link below) which integrated HA and my Rachio so I could pause my Rachio and allow my well to recover to a certain pressure before the watering continued. Currently at 30psi, HA sends the pause command (for up to 60 minutes) and then resumes once the pressure reaches 60psi for at least 10 minutes. It does mean I’m watering 12 hours+ at a time, but at least I know the correct amount of water is being laid down, and my yard thanks me every day
If I can be of assistance to you after reading the two threads, I’ll be happy to try and help. Note: I am somewhat of a novice and relied on Greg and Brian to really help get me going.
I just wanna chime in and add that it sounds like you have a really interesting project in the works. IFTTT is definitely a great place to start for integrating your well water pressure and level sensors with your Racio v3. Have you considered using a workover rig inspection camera to inspect your well and make sure everything is running smoothly? It could help you identify any potential issues before they become a problem. Anyway, back to your project, it’s definitely important to ensure that you’re putting out the right amount of water for your yard, so I think your idea of pausing the watering cycle when the pressure or level gets too low is a smart one.