Looking for some quick start guidance here. The outcome might help others still new to RM.
Early on I had an HSM rule in place to tell me when the well pump goes on and off but obviously that requires paying attention to the on/off pairs and is less than useful. I also have Simple Irrigation set up for my automated valves so without human intervention that works fine.
So what I never implemented was some logic to "automate the watch" when irrigating from a non-automated hydrant. So this morning I woke up to extremely well watered trees which I had forgotten I set a hose on last evening. Human intervention gone wrong.
In building a new rule as a new rule builder , I'm wondering what combination of delay, wait, polling etc. I should use. The configuration of this pump is such that it does not cycle on and off once it's in full throttle irrigation use. So I basically need to note when it goes on and then after X hours be notified that it is STILL on and continue periodic reminders until it is off.
I started off thinking;
a) trigger the watch rule upon "OPEN",
b) delay X hours
c) poll device
d) notify if still on and go back to (b), if not on then end the timed watch
I found polling must not be a valid option for the contact device I'm using because it didn't show up when selecting polling? I also realize I'd like to end the timed watch early if a "CLOSED" comes through before the delay period ends.
This is pretty simple stuff for you guys that build rules all the time. Can someone give me a jump start on this. Thanks in advance.