Author Topic: Automatic Plant Watering  (Read 1637 times)

Offline gonzalogatica

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Automatic Plant Watering
« on: August 03, 2014, 07:45:59 pm »
Hi,

Would like to know if there is any Z-Wave product that waters the plants automatically that can be controlled via Vera?

I am looking for products such as these:

- http://www.smarthome.com/31114/Claber-8057-Idris-Automatic-Plant-Watering-Kit/p.aspx
- http://www.smarthome.com/3109/Claber-8053-Oasis-Self-Watering-System/p.aspx

Offline tb001

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Re: Automatic Plant Watering
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2014, 11:27:35 pm »
Are you looking for something indoor or outdoor? I think there are z wave valves you could use, in combination with a hose. Seems like you could combine this with some drippers and create an automated watering system.

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Re: Automatic Plant Watering
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2014, 10:42:26 am »
Well the initial idea is something for indoor, because I live in an apartment, but want to water the plants and be able to control the watering frequency, specially when I am on vacations.


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Re: Automatic Plant Watering
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2014, 08:35:46 am »
I built one with a z-wave plug-in socket that runs for 15 seconds couple of days a week.
The plug in socket has a 12V DC transformer that powers the pump engine from a car wind-shield cleaner.
Keeps stuff growing even when I'm not at home.

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Re: Automatic Plant Watering
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2014, 02:32:52 pm »
Wow that soound cool!  would be nice to see how ou actually made it, at least a picture to have a clearer idea!

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Re: Automatic Plant Watering
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2014, 04:33:00 pm »
I built one with a z-wave plug-in socket that runs for 15 seconds couple of days a week.
The plug in socket has a 12V DC transformer that powers the pump engine from a car wind-shield cleaner.
Keeps stuff growing even when I'm not at home.

How is the the water source configured?