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The last 10 posts

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 8:38am

by GatorGuy

Turn zone on, go to valve, disconnect wiring, check voltage from controller.
Should be 24v.
If not, you know you have a wiring problem.
" I've run a wire from controller station 1 to the field bundle,
bypassing the existing field wire for station 1. Nothing comes on." One control wire or control wire and common? If you only ran 1 wire you missed a step.

Sunday, July 1st 2012, 6:19pm

by wsommariva

My guess: run wire from controller common to non working valves.

Sunday, July 1st 2012, 5:24pm

by shawnpst

How do I check those?

Sunday, July 1st 2012, 10:13am

by Wet_Boots

There may be a wiring fault in the common leading to the non-working valves.

Sunday, July 1st 2012, 7:39am

by shawnpst

The ohms readings on the field wires for the working zones and the common are very different (further right on the meter) than the others

Sunday, July 1st 2012, 7:07am

by shawnpst

All zones show about the same-about 20 ohms.

Saturday, June 30th 2012, 7:14pm

by Wet_Boots

a working zone would show the solenoid resistance of about 20-to-50 ohms

Saturday, June 30th 2012, 7:03pm

by shawnpst

Wet boots, have a multiple-meter but not sure I'm using it correctly. What readings should I expect?

Mr. Fixit, not lately. In the boxes I've opened, all the wires seem connected. I tried wiring around the ground (with ajump wire from the box) but then nothing worked.

Saturday, June 30th 2012, 5:48pm

by mrfixit

Is the water turned on to the valves that don't work?
Since the valves are farther away from the controller than the valves that work it could easily be the ground wire. Check all the connections. Even at the valves that work.
Do any digging recently?

Saturday, June 30th 2012, 5:35pm

by Wet_Boots

What are the results of your resistance tests of the zone wiring, that you made at the controller? You do have a multimeter, right?