Rule machine cron

Is it possible to setup a rule to turn on something as follows:

  1. on for 15 minutes
  2. off for 45 minutes



Yes you can, just start it at midnight (trigger) and do a repeating action for the minutes you want something to run.

Like this:

I think this would create multiple repeats though, when day 2 rolls around you'd get a second instance.

You can add a stop repeating before the repeat or add a latch variable and if statement to only allow the repeat to be called once.

You are absolutely correct. I am updating the picture in my original post

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I do it in RM 3.0 like this. On for 1 Min 15 sec then off for 13 min 45 sec

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Good point. You can do the same still in RM4 (2nd way of doing it)

The trigger is "Periodic Schedule" with "Every n minutes" turned on

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Ok I figured out how to setup a rule to turn on a switch every 15 minutes and off otherwise.

So I wanted to make it more complex and also AND that with the garage motion temp if it is above some number i.e. 76F.

I cannot figure out how to do that in Rule Machine 4.0.

Thoughts? Thanks.

Anyone have any insight into my last comment? Thanks.

Can you post a screenshot of your current rule? This way we have something to go by

"...Sorry, you can put images in a post..."

Do I need a certain post count or something? Thanks.

So, are you trying to check every 15 min if a temperature is over x degrees send a message?

Slightly modified, but that is what I am looking for. Always simpler than what I was making it out to be.


No post count required to post images. Here's a helpful link from the documentation on how to capture them: Capturing screenshots

Haha, I know how to take a screenshot on my computer....but thanks.

The issue was after I dragged the image to the text area and then clicked "Reply", it would give me that message.

I tried it on two (2) different browsers also. The images were png.

Did you try hitting the little picture icon or copy-paste?
Those are my 2 methods.

It sounds like you have a very new account. Have you gone through the forum's Discobot tutorial? I believe that will unlock some features right away. If you're still having issues, you can always reach out to @bobbyD who can tweak your Hubitat Community Account settings.

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Hahahahaha. Omg I did not know I had to be trained on using this forum. I have now earned my certificate from @discobot. The world is now a safer place.

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Hi! To find out what I can do, say @discobot display help.


Welcome aboard, and sorry for the inconvenience! Each newly created account is automatically flagged as "new user" by the Discourse platform. In order to limit the potential spam, new users have limited access for a short period of time. The requirements to remove this tag are currently set very low. Basically, a new user must browse a few topics, read a few posts and spend a few minutes logged in. However, as @ogiewon mentioned, moderators can manually update the account, which I just did for you :wink:

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