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Wednesday, May 2nd 2018, 11:41am

Author: frederickdawg

two zones run at the same time

Quoted from "mrfixit" Did you determine where that wire goes before hooking it up? Did you find it at the valves? No, it was a spare one in the controller just unconnected . Connected the original wire back to valve 8 now.

Wednesday, May 2nd 2018, 1:26am

Author: frederickdawg

two zones run at the same time

There was one spare wire in the controller box, I disconnected number 8 valve and connected the unused spare. This resulted in zone 8 not to engage and cause the pump to make a loud noise.

Thursday, March 22nd 2018, 6:19pm

Author: frederickdawg

two zones run at the same time

Quoted from "mrfixit" Nope, not confusing. You've narrowed down the problem. It's in the wiring. Is there a spare wire you can use for number 8? You could disconnect the existing wire from the 8 or 4 valve and hook up the spare wire to see if that fixes it. The wires are crossed somewhere. Joining the wrong colors would have only switched the zones. 8 comes in instead of 4. It sounds like the two wires are hooked together. Thanks for your kind input. Yes, there is a spare wire in the controller...

Thursday, March 22nd 2018, 11:42am

Author: frederickdawg

two zones run at the same time

I did some diagnostics. If I disconnect zone 8 wire only on the controller and engage zone 8, zone 4 and 8 do not turn on,but if I start zone 4 , zone 8 turns on. If I disconnet zone 4 wire only on the controller Zone 4 doesnt work nor does it also turn on zone 8. If I turn the controller to zone 8 then zone 8 only works as it should. Confusing.

Thursday, March 22nd 2018, 10:59am

Author: frederickdawg

two zones run at the same time

Quoted from "mrfixit" Disconnect the number 8 wire from the controller and turn on 4. Are the both still running? If not there's a problem with the controller. But I'm assuming there are bare wires touching each other. Look at the valves or where any wires are exposed. Do any digging lately? Sometimes the gardeners will hit the wiring with a weed eater and hook them up wrong. Well a month or two ago I did have some irrigation techs come over to price me to lay a new cable down from my controlle...

Wednesday, March 21st 2018, 4:05pm

Author: frederickdawg

two zones run at the same time

For some reason zone 4 and zone 8 on my controller are both the same currently. Meaning if I set zone 4 on, then zone 4 and zone 8 are activated . If I put zone 8 on, then zone 8 and zone 4 are activate. Advice welcome.

Friday, February 9th 2018, 2:16pm

Author: frederickdawg

No 24V signal going to Pump Switch Relay.

Quoted from "Wet_Boots" Are there any spare conductors in the existing control wiring? Hi, I am unsure but I managed to fix it just now. It was the wires coming out of the PSR to the valve box in the yard that must have had a cut in them. I ran a seperate as a test pair of wires from the PSR to the coresponding wires inside the valve box and now my controller engages the PSR. Wasnt easy, valve box was full of sand ( Florida ) . Off to Lowes to get 20ft of cable to bury, plus some grease caps. I...

Friday, February 9th 2018, 11:07am

Author: frederickdawg

No 24V signal going to Pump Switch Relay.

I have a Rainbird controller that is not sending out a 24V signal to engage my PSR. I paid someone yesterday to confirm that there is a break somewhere in the line, total cost to lay a new cable from controller to PSR would be approx $700-800 inc trenching and 225 ft of cable. I would like to save myself some money and just lay a new 2 contact cable from the controller to the PSR. However have a few questions. I have learned that I need to connect one wire to the "MV" terminal on my Rainbird con...