awraynor

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  1. awraynor

    Podcast with Hubitat on Thursday Night the 18th

    Chat should be up in less than 30 minutes. Show around 9 PM or so tonight. Definitely going to ask about long-term revenue plan. Selling a hub isn't that. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpW_0WXnSPU&feature=youtu.be
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    Tips for migrating to Hubitat

    I think you are probably right. I removed the lock from the Iris app, but not enough I guess. I'll try that approach.
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    Tips for migrating to Hubitat

    I did z-wave exclusion on the hub before pairing. I think I probably haven't done something right. I'll try that forum members process an see if it works for me.
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    Tips for migrating to Hubitat

    2 of the 3 ZCombo's paired without a problem, the 3rd one no such luck. I couldn't get the lock to pair with Hubitat or ST. One of the Hubitat members provided a process to try. I'm away for a few days so haven't had a chance to try. I did several factory resets and even removed it from Iris before it's death. Kind of suspicious that it doesn't see itself as removed. I even had the hubs pressed to the lock and no luck.
  5. Patrick Stuart from Hubitat will be on the HomeGadgetGeeks podcast on Thursday night with me, my friends Jim Collision and Mike Wieger on Thursday the 18th at 9 P.M. E.S.T. It's a great chat group so come on over. I'll be there as a guest to provide discussion on my transition from Iris to Hubitat. It would be even better if people much more technically literate than myself are there to ask questions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpW_0WXnSPU&feature=youtu.be
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    Realistic ETA for a functional Arcus

    From your Twitter post I wondered how you had everything up and running. Iris is a prime example of you don't appreciate what you have until it's gone.
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    Tips for migrating to Hubitat

    I"m working on it myself. Everything paired except irrigation, one Zcombo smoke detector, one open/close sensor and my Schlage lock.
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    Anyone tried Sharp Tools ?

    I linked it last night, but I've been installing devices most of the day. Getting around 90% of them linked, no luck on 1 contact, motion sensors, Z-combo fire/co detector, one Schlage lock and one flaky garage door opener. Funny thing it's the one of the two that worked better under Iris. When all installed I''m looking more at this and Action Tiles. It would be great if either would give us remote operation of our system, that's a pretty big deal for me. I'm also trying the built-in dashboards in hubitat to see if the others are worth the money? If not I might keep a few things on SmartThings, I have both hubs, especially the garage door openers. I paired both thermostats on ST, but with no easy way to set schedules with great difficulty I put them on Hubitat.
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    Late to the party ...

    The thermostats were most problematic by far, factory reset, pair, unpair, reboot the Hubitat hub, eventually they worked. A few time it wouldn't sense the paired devices, reboot the hub then they all show up, so I deleted them so I could tell what I was putting where. Sometimes the hub was sluggish, or freeze, not sure if it is the hub or the bloated pig Chrome. I cleared the cache, etc. as I have to do periodically regardless and Chrome/Hubitat would respond better. Still amazed how small and light the Hubitat hub is. You'll think it's an empty shell when you first hold it. Hubitat will likely be right up your alley. The remote access might still be a big deal for me, so I might have some devices on Hubitat, some on ST. For now I'm going to try to go all in on Hubitat. I'm an avid enthusiast, but still an enthusiast. I work in healthcare full-time so I do like plug and play if possible.
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    SystronicsRF vs Hubitat

    Working on setting up Hubitat today. Not as foolproof as I had expected, but have thermostats, motion sensors, leak detectors, all but 1 smoke/co detector, smart plugs, garage door openers operating. Haven't tried irrigation yet, but I don't think it's going to work. I see it pretty much as tweaking your router.
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    Question with CT101 Thermostat

    Was able to pair mine on ST and Hubitat with a lot of effort mind you. Thought I would try everything on Hubitat first, but it's a bit more crude than expected and I'm going to miss remote access. Still waiting to see what people have to say about SystronicsRF. For the most part I could easily get by without a fair part of my old Iris stuff since I've moved security to SimpliSafe.
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    Late to the party ...

    Working on setting up Hubitat today. Not as foolproof as I had expected, but have thermostats, motion sensors, leak detectors, all but 1 smoke/co detector, smart plugs, garage door openers operating. Haven't tried irrigation yet, but I don't think it's going to work. I see it pretty much as tweaking your router. Beauty is if I don't think it's for me, might push some items to Smartthings if I really need the remote access.
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    A unified forum

    I was just thinking the same thing. As much as I hate the death of Iris, at least we now know it's officially dead instead of wondering. I love the renewed enthusiasm in the forums, how we are transitioning to other products and helping one another out.
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    SystronicsRF

    My irrigation controller worked quite well, but might be too much trouble to get it to work again. I've been looking at the Rachio 2nd gen 8 zone controller, I only need 4 zones I believe. Also thinking about the inexpensive Orbit B Hyve controller. I saw Scott's LawnCare just rebrands the blossom controler.
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    Random Thought

    Glad you had so much luck. I had just a little luck with ST, but no joy with the t-stats which is a big deal. The momentum seems to be with Hubitat and my hub should be delivered today. Hope to begin using it on Friday. I'll surely post as I come up with questions. I've been looking into Action Tiles and SharpTools if the native dashboard doesn't work that well.