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    RainMachine Support

    Hi, Nat
    Thank you for your suggestion.
    If you're using remote access functionality for your RainMachine, then you can use the ifttt.com applets to achieve just that.
    Follow the instruction from this article and set up your first ifttt applet using a weather service and the RainMachine service on ifttt.com

    Hope this helps, Nat
    Thank you,
    RainMachine Support

     

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    jay

    Love the suggestion, but don't like the IFTTT option. Ideally I'd want the rain machine to do the work, not have to relay on building IFTTT things (that can go wrong) and add to the troubleshooting and etc.

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    natromeo

    Jay

    Im in agreement with you here.  I tried the IFTTT option as suggested by RM Support.  The idea looks pretty simple, but the applet is not working.  I left it alone hoping more people would help make the case.  It would really be better to have the unit manage the setting rather than rely on 3rd party applications.

    Nat

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    jay

    Actually, so I just spotted this: Under weather services, choose developer. Look at "Weather Rules"

    This appears, I think to be just what we are looking for here, you set a rule set based on data from Weather Underground.
    The example in the rule set, logs a temperature, but I'm assuming, maybe it could trigger a program also?

             
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    Michael

    seems odd that you'd not have a weather logic that works around extreme temps or wind etc

     

    surprised it's not under the weather sensitivity settings?

     

     

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    Robert Wragg

    This idea has come up several times but in different formats need a good look at

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    natromeo

    Hi Everyone I successfully set this up with the IFTTT.com applet.  I am a novice at this type of stuff but pretty persistent.  I think the applet is public.  All you have to do is log in and click on rainmachine then select extra watering on hot days  Mine is working fine now over 90 degrees the system waters in the mid afternoon without me monitoring it.  My grass dont burn anymore!

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    Jay listed in the thread going into settings under weather selecting developer.....  This is too hard for me because the system is looking for a python file.  I cant code in python but again I was successful with the APPlet.

    reply if anyone needs further assistance - Im happy to help

    Nat

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