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    Homebrew automation with HomeAssistant and MQTT - Pentair Maxflow VS Automation pinout

    Yes, it won't surprise me if those get reverse engineered. For what I'm doing so far, it's overkill, since I am just running them to their limits, but they would be nice for something like my fan jets, where the in-between positions matter for trying to get a specific flow rate.
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    Homebrew automation with HomeAssistant and MQTT - Pentair Maxflow VS Automation pinout

    Sounds like an awesome setup! I totally hadn't considered controlling temperature, but it would be easy to do - just set the heater's thermostat to its maximum and turn it on and off as needed to hit the target temperature - that's great! I've been toying with the idea of building a water level...
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    Homebrew automation with HomeAssistant and MQTT - Pentair Maxflow VS Automation pinout

    Thank you, Github is a great tool for releasing code, but I wasn't planning to release mine. Aside from not being keen on the liability potential I'd need to jump through some hoops at work to get it waived from my noncompete. Yes, the Intellivalves look pretty cool. As far as I can tell...
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    Homebrew automation with HomeAssistant and MQTT - Pentair Maxflow VS Automation pinout

    That's the Lovelace UI in Home Assistant. No app, it's a web interface hosted locally on my Home Assistant server (a Raspberry Pi).
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    Homebrew automation with HomeAssistant and MQTT - Pentair Maxflow VS Automation pinout

    Thanks, I used PCBWay.com for the PCBs. Their web site has an easy to use quoting system to give the price up front, then once you place the initial order they review it to give the final price quote for approval and payment (making sure there isn't an issue with the design files that would...
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    Homebrew automation with HomeAssistant and MQTT - Pentair Maxflow VS Automation pinout

    In December, I finally implemented a system I'd been planing off and on since planning our pool build 2 years prior. When we built our pool, the pool builder offered an Intelletouch automation system. I didn't feel it was worth the asking price, and found it lacking in a couple of key features...
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    Alexa pool control on a shoestring budget

    Also, to be considered - Home Assistant. It's a free open source home automation platform that is local (though it can also talk to many cloud based systems). Working in industrial automation and having recently built a home (getting pitched on commercial home automation systems costing tens of...
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    Automating Pump & Solar using Arduino for under 40 bucks

    Looks great! I don't have solar heat, but have a gas heater for my spa and am planning to control it, the return and drain valves for the spa and the pump, via an ESP8266 communicating with my home automation server by mqtt. It's really astounding how much less expensive and more flexible this...