Water Usage

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Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:05 am
farberm offline
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Water Usage

If I have a flow meter attached to my Rachio will this plugin enable indigo to track daily water usage?

Posted on
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:14 am
FlyingDiver offline
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Re: Water Usage

Not at this time. The flow information is not currently available in the Rachio API. If/when it's added, then the plugin could be updated to include it.

joe (aka FlyingDiver)
my plugins: http://forums.indigodomo.com/viewforum.php?f=177

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Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:22 am
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Re: Water Usage

I've posted a question on the Rachio forums asking about adding the flow meter to the API.

joe (aka FlyingDiver)
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Posted on
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:42 pm
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Re: Water Usage

I got a response on the Rachio forums, and the responder implied that the data was already there. As in, it's "estimated" if you don't have a flow meter and "actual" if you do.

As I don't currently have my Rachio (Gen 2) installed yet, I cannot confirm. I've asked for a clarification. Once I get that, I'll take a look at the code and see if it's possible to expose that information. I'll need some testers that actually have installed systems. Hopefully someone with a Gen 3 and the flow meter.

joe (aka FlyingDiver)
my plugins: http://forums.indigodomo.com/viewforum.php?f=177

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Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:56 am
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Re: Water Usage

I got a clarification on my request. The usage data is only available through Webhooks, not polling. They also said that "API polling is not recommended." I think I have a way to implement Webhooks, but it'll require the use of another (HTTPd) plugin.

So how important is this data to Rachio users?

joe (aka FlyingDiver)
my plugins: http://forums.indigodomo.com/viewforum.php?f=177

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