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Save yourself some money and get this relay. You'll notice that the "frequently bought" also has a tilt sensor to be used to determine if the garage door is open.
This is the setup I use and it has been flawless so far. I use it with Amazon Echo and have to say "turn on garage" but that's not a big deal to me.
It is Z-Wave so SmartThings is what controls it. Set it up as a Z-Wave Momentary Switch. As for wiring, it is really simple, you just put the output wires into the same terminals that your wall button uses (or wire it in parallel to those wires). It basically does the exact same thing as the wall button.
I'm going to assume your pump is single-speed and there's no mechanical automation on it, otherwise you're breaking a lot of stuff you don't want to mess with.
All that said, I have this set up for my pool light, it would function the same for your pump: [link] The only caveat here is that the contact switch itself isn't outdoor, so I just have it set up in a single-gang outlet box next to the GFCI outlet feeding the pool light. You could do the same thing, find (or have an electrician find) the romex circuit going from the breaker box to your pool pump, cut the wire somewhere inside and put in a junction box/single gang outlet, and wire this up. I will point out that this is a Z-Wave solution, so you'll need a compatible hub to talk to it.
I trigger my millivolt ignition system using a Z-Wave isolated contact relay setup as a switch on my SmartThings hub.
The relay needs 120v AC to power the radio.
SmartThings let’s me control the fireplace from my phone and Google Home (also Alexa compatible). You can also add various remotes or switches that work with the hub.
Webcore is definitely the way to go. I use it with a wireless relay to program my heater control. This relay is not cheap but is good for 15 amps.
GoControl Z-Wave Isolated Contact Fixture Module - FS20Z-1 [link]
you'll want to use a dry-contact relay to control that valve.
You can use the one you linked, but you will also need a 12v power supply. Here is a Z-Wave one, no programming required. It provides a simple on-off switch.
Not sure on the humidity/water sensor
As an alternative there is this module.
I was going back and forth deciding to get the Remotec or this GoControl model to control my garage door. Decided on the GoControl and it has been working great for a couple of months now.
Thanks a million for all of the great information! I had some pre-conceived notions about how certain pieces of the z-wave network worked. I thought the Vera for example allowed remotes to be added. And with that, made the assumption the controller took commands from the remote and performed a task. I can see the advantages both ways. :)
I am actually trying to control a garage door but since I don't own the home I am using an old garage door remote that is tied to a relay switch. So will something like this work in place of the RaspberryPI GPIO pins if I want to control a device with a remote and with the z-stick?
For the garage door, a sensor is probably the best way to collect status information and make notifications. But say I have a light that is scheduled to be turned off at 10:00pm, but only if it has been on for more than 15 minutes. If I use a remote to turn on the light, my controller isn't notified of the change so my controller has no way to know what time the light was turned on. Is there a good way to collect and store status changes to make smarter decisions later? Can I somehow poll a specific device to get information?
Thanks again for your help I just looked at the Global cache stuff that's pretty cool. I might have another project for that!
I figured another use for the dry contact - for my gas fireplace. BTW...there are other z-wave contacts available on amazon: [link]
dang, unfortunately i only got a this relay
and it doesn't have the functionality to be a momentary contact switch.
I assumed wink had the functionality to at least mimic this with software, since smart things does.
I haven't used one, but it looks like what you need. They even mention water heaters in the description.
I saw some comments on it on the product page on Amazon. It pairs and can be added to robots and schedules. Dig around in the questions and reviews for more details:
Yep, that should work. Or you can get this from Linear for cheaper.
I followed these instructions https://imgur.com/a/2gJxj using a GoControl FS20Z-1 z-wave dry contact switch bought on Amazon. Paired it with my Hubitat system to Google Assistant and love it. I have retained the original switch on the wall, AND have app and voice control over the fireplace.
Watch out, you're going to get the boo birds in a few posts telling you that you should NEVER automate something that can burn your house down. For that reason I have a rule in my hub to automatically turn the fireplace off after 30 minutes no matter what. This way I also don't let my wife run up the gas bill :).
Not OP, but I've used two different methods to make my garage doors "smart". My first method was to use this to control the door lift, and a zigbee open/close sensor I had lying around. I combined those into a template cover for simplicity in the interface.
The other method I used on my shop garage door, which was much cheaper, and if I were to do a new setup, I would use something like this again - was this method.
In all honesty, I'm sure there is a simpler method now with esphome or something.
The easiest (and possibly the cheapest) solution would be use a z-wave relay (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ER6MH22/) along with a tilt sensor. Have been using it for over a year without any problems
FWIW, there are also z-wave contact switches like this:
Check this out. The Amazon page shows 15amp but the PDFs specs show 20a. GoControl Z-Wave Isolated Contact Fixture Module - FS20Z-1 [link]
Search for "dry contact" + preferred connection technology.
e.g. zwave dry contact
This is what I have
Good for 15 amps.
Yeah, it’s a gas heater that just plugs into the wall and a basic 2-wire 24 VAC thermostat. I really just need a 24 VAC switch to go in between the thermostat and heater.
Edit: I think something like this might work [link]
Edit 2: Created a new thread to see if anyone has tried this with Abode yet.
You need one of these relays.
I have the first one and it won't fit in a gang box, so you might want to try #2.
I wish there was a "z-wave finger" that just pushed a button, but mounting that would be difficult.
depending on your hub - I have smartthings
you should have several choices
you'll need to figure the max current draw of the fan or the HP
then install the appropriate switch
easiest would be the wall switch and some temp sensors, if it wil handle the load
I have the go control - originally for my old garage door (programmed as a momentary switch) - it will handle 20 amps and is cheap.
GE also has a 40 amp heavy zwave switch - for $150ish
with the smartthings hub you could program time on, time off , on for event, off for event , (event could be window opens , temp specified, etc) and then run time for specific period of time or if temp is satisfied with enough connected things you can control all kinds of things - fan included :)
direct load good for 20amps
GoControl Z-Wave Isolated Contact Fixture Module - FS20Z-1
GE Z-Wave Wireless Smart Lighting Control Smart Switch, On/Off, In-Wall
Incandescent - Minimum Load: 40W, Maximum Load: 960W
Motor – 1/2HP
Resistive – 1800W
GE Z-Wave Wireless Smart Lighting and Appliance Control, 40 Amp, Large Load, Direct-Wire, Indoor/Outdoor
So I guess I'm still not sure what you are actually after. Just a waterproof wifi plug? If so I'm not aware of such a thing.
That being said, what about something like this? [link]
Or maybe this: [link]
My first SmartThing connected device. Using the echo with the ST hub and one of these :) ... GoControl Z-Wave Isolated Contact Fixture Module - FS20Z-1 [link]
I'm wondering why is it still so expensive when ZWAVE device with same features (dry contact relay) is $37 regular price
For what it's worth, here's the one I bought;
Should be Wink compatible.
If you already have a Z wave hub this should work:
Correct. The multi-load relay essentially allows the loads to be wirelessly controlled but have no physical control interfaces themselves.
There are single-load relays which are available with and without physical control interfaces:
You could just install a regular garage door opener and then use a zwave module like this one and then control it with what you've got.
I got this. Hooked it up to where the button wiring goes. Pretty easy and has worked flawlessly.