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Offline bds42

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Low-Water detection in a fountain
« on: March 13, 2012, 05:35:50 pm »
Hi All-

Currently I'm turning on and off a fountain pump at various times of the day.  I want to be able to kill those scenes if the water level in the pump gets too low. 
I was thinking of wiring a float switch like this: Weird...I am not allowed to post external links for some reason... search for "Liquid Water Level Horizontal Float Switch for Aquarium" at Amazon. 

to a window sensor like this: <search for Everspring SM103-1 Z-Wave Door / Window Sensor at Amazon>

Is there any reason why this would not work?  With the Vera2 would I be able to have the scheduled scene check somehow to see if the switch was open or closed than then fire or not fire accordingly?

I'm really new to all this so I appreciate any advice,
-Bill

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Re: Low-Water detection in a fountain
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2012, 06:56:22 pm »
yup
can also reverse the open/close actions
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Re: Low-Water detection in a fountain
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2012, 12:37:21 am »
No this will work perfectly, I am doing something similar in that I use a flood sensor in a cup with a small hole in it to prohibit my sprinkler system from running.  Any NO NC device will work with the SM103 you may have to reverse your logic depending on the NO NC (ie tripped not tripped)

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Re: Low-Water detection in a fountain
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2013, 11:39:33 am »
Thanks, I was wondering the same thing.

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