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Today, 11:45pm

Author: mrfixit

Pool Company Cut 10 electrical wires

It sounds like a wiring issue. You should ask the guy to come back. I'd have you move the number 2 wire to the master valve/pump terminal but you said they were working fine when he left. Maybe one of his common wire connections came apart.

Wednesday, November 14th 2018, 8:03pm

Author: mrfixit

Rainbird ESP 16-LX Plus Controller can't switch between stations 1-8 and 9-16

Older Rainbird timers are famous for flickering on the wrong setting. Try tapping on the panel. Also try moving the switch from the bottom with a screwdriver. Maybe holding it to the left while you program. Once it's programmed it should work. If you can't get it working, It's time to replace it. You could try a factory reset but I doubt that'll do it. Make sure the grey ribbon connecting the faceplate to the circuit board isn't loose. Open the panel and push on it.

Wednesday, November 14th 2018, 2:55am

Author: mrfixit

Issues with only one zone.

It sounds like the valve is bad. Either rebuild it or replace it. It would help if you could find the make and model of the valve. Or, post a pic of it. Go to www.tinypic.com, upload your pic then cut n paste the "forum" code to your post.

Tuesday, November 6th 2018, 6:51pm

Author: mrfixit

No dc voltage

DC? Is it a battery operated timer or does it plug into the wall?

Saturday, November 3rd 2018, 11:14pm

Author: mrfixit

Hear water in valves and the irrigation main is turned off

You're hearing water running through the valve because your shut off valve isn't off all the way. That's also why there's water coming out of the sprinkler head. You need to turn the water back on and determine which valve isn't shutting off. The Turn the water back off and replace or repair the valve.

Tuesday, October 30th 2018, 12:59am

Author: mrfixit

What is wrong with my Hunter Pro-C?

I don't know how to test the module other than trial and error. Replacing it would be an obvious choice. Look on Ebay for the grey colored module. Check and make sure the ribbon on the back of the faceplate isn't coming loose. It connects at both ends. I can't say I've ran across a timer that forgets there's a module installed so again I'm leaning towards the module if everything you've done doesn't fix it. That doesn't mean it never happens. Make sure the back up battery is good.

Sunday, October 28th 2018, 6:25pm

Author: mrfixit

What is wrong with my Hunter Pro-C?

It very well could be the module. I don't know what year Pro-C you have but, take the module out, unplug the controller and take the back up battery out. Let it sit for 5 minutes. Then reinstall the module. The newer Pro-C's have a module lock.

Sunday, October 28th 2018, 6:23pm

Author: mrfixit

Intermittent Leak near valves??

Unscrew the anti-syphon caps and check the floats and the float washers. Also look for debris or bugs inside there.

Thursday, October 25th 2018, 2:42am

Author: mrfixit

Last Sprinkler Zone always on

So how did you determine that one valve is a diaphragm valve and the other two are solenoid valves? Yep that other pipe goes to more valves. Trace the wires to the valves. Rent or hire a wire locator if you can't find the valves on your own. Look around.

Wednesday, October 24th 2018, 12:51pm

Author: mrfixit

Last Sprinkler Zone always on

Ok, you don't have a master valve. If all the wires are hooked up to valves then yes you're right, you have 8 valves. On the model valve I see in the picture the diaphragm can come apart. It's all plastic holding it together and I've see it break apart. You have a very old Hardie timer. Try unplugging the timer to see if it shuts off. You might want to replace the backup battery first so you don't lose any programming. Look on the back of the faceplate for the battery door. If it shuts off the t...

Monday, October 22nd 2018, 10:29pm

Author: mrfixit

Does each zone always have a valve associated with it?

I highly recommend you hire a pro the first time around. Watch carefully what they do. Just opening the valves probably isn't enough to protect your system. What about the water in the lateral lines? But if you want to know how many valves there are, look at the wiring connected to the controller. Are all 19 slots filled? Is there a master valve or pump? Call a pro. You'll thank yourself later when you don't have a repair bill next spring.

Friday, October 19th 2018, 8:39pm

Author: mrfixit

Pump exploded being winterized

We don't winterize in So. Cal so I'm not an expert on the subject and can't be quoted but, I did some reading. Says 50 to 80 lbs on the Hunter Industries site. Boots will know exactly what's up. --- I read it again and at the bottom, number 5, it says to never blow out through the pump. You're supposed to drain the pump after the system is blown out. It sounds like the guy messed up. The pump should have been isolated from the system being blown out so air couldn't get to it.

Tuesday, October 16th 2018, 2:09pm

Author: mrfixit

Rainbird ESP Auto Run Initiation

Ok, try this. Go out to the controller, disconnect the common wire. Now change the START time to a couple of minutes in the future. Does it come on? Maybe the number 1 solenoid's shorting it out. Make sure the date is correct and you're on the day is on for watering. And yes, you want the dial on auto. If it's not working, do a factory reset. If that doesn't fix it then the controller's shot. Is this controller new to you?

Tuesday, October 16th 2018, 4:24am

Author: mrfixit

Rainbird ESP Auto Run Initiation

Is there a rain sensor that's not allowing the controller to run? Can you turn the valves on manually at the controller? I was wondering if you visually see the controller not starting or if you just assume it's not coming on because the valves didn't come on? Which would indicate a problem such as the water's turned off or the common wire's broken or loose. Maybe a bad master valve. I have people tell me all the time that it didn't come on because the cement's not wet.

Monday, October 15th 2018, 8:11pm

Author: mrfixit

Rainbird ESP Auto Run Initiation

Check out these videos and see if you've programmed it correctly. Maybe do a factory reset then reprogram.

Friday, October 12th 2018, 1:56pm

Author: mrfixit

One sprinkler head continues to spray in a zone

If it stops in a couple of minutes then it's just draining out the lowest point. If it's a 24 hr a day problem then it's the valve for sure. Most likely the diaphragm. Which model valve are we talking about?

Saturday, October 6th 2018, 2:19pm

Author: mrfixit

LOW WATER PRESSURE IN ZONE LINES

I find that when the pressure is low on everything it's usually a pressure regulator gone bad. Could be that a shut off valve isn't on all the way. Have any plumbing done lately? Check the valve in the meter box as well. Could be a filter on the line needs cleaning. Could be all 5 valves are bad. Open one with them with the bleeder screw and see if you get more pressure. Check the flow controls to make sure someone didn't turn them down.

Saturday, October 6th 2018, 5:34am

Author: mrfixit

ZONE 2 VALVE STAYS OPEN NO MATTER WHAT

I wouldn't buy a valve yet until we know what you have installed. Some valves you can rebuild, some you can't. Your system is 25 years old. Who knows what the heck you have in there. Plastic? Brass? But if and when you do take the valve apart or replace it. Don't forget to turn the water off first.