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Forums :: ELK-RM "Software for User Remote Control" :: turning off outputs and time delay in between

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turning off outputs and time delay in between
Posted by v1rtu0s1ty on 08/20/2009 03:55 PM

Hi, I need some help again. I created a task called Disable Sprinklers. I assigned it to F4 key. It works when I press F4 key, it shuts all the sprinkler valves to OFF. However, I would like to put a 5 or 10 seconds delay in between turning off on each output. Last night I tried it while sprinkler valve output 9 and sprinkler valve output 13 were running at the same time. I pressed F4 key and it shut off both which is good. However, there was a very loud hammering in my pipe. Hammering on the pipe is really bad. I think, I can prevent it if I can turn off sprinkler one at a time. So is it possible to turn off output 9, then wait 5 or 10 seconds, then turn off next output? If so, how do I do it? Thanks!

Re: turning off outputs and time delay in between
Posted by v1rtu0s1ty on 08/20/2009 06:40 PM

I'm so happy, I got it working!!! Check the rules I created. http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn134/s1mpl3k1d/disablesprinkler_and_delay.gif

Re: turning off outputs and time delay in between
Posted by scriptx1 on 08/24/2009 09:12 PM

Using outputs as timers, why didn't I think of that!!!

Re: turning off outputs and time delay in between
Posted by chadg on 01/17/2010 11:28 AM

Looks like your problem is solved, but it would really be nice if thre was just a 'then wait xxx seconds' as an option with rules. I'm having the same problem with controling my serial thermostats. If you send one commnad after another only the first one gets the command. I wish I could put a delay in there all these counters for delay makes it very difficult...

Re: turning off outputs and time delay in between
Posted by apostolakisl on 01/29/2010 08:12 AM

I agree on the complexity of putting in delays. It sure would be nice to have a wait command like with my ISY. You should consider putting in a water hammer arrestor. Your pipes shouldn't bang even when you turn two zones off at once. They aren't very expensive and are pretty easy to install.

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