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richardk

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Tuesday, August 3rd 2010, 1:52pm

Problems replacing timer unit after lightening strike

Replaced a Hunter unit with an Orbit timer with the exact same number of valves, white common wire and two leads for the rain censor due to a nearby ground lightening strike.

First problem: I have a well and pump for irrigation system at my home. Unless I turn off the breaker in the house the pump stays on. It doesn't have an exterior reset or on off switch. (Only a disconnect pull, which I checked and looks like it did not get damaged)

Second: My system does not use a pump start relay device, there is only the station control box hooked up in the garage.

So, if the old timer had ten stations and the white common wire....and all I did was basiclly just swap it out, why isn't it working properly?

Wet_Boots

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Tuesday, August 3rd 2010, 6:56pm

Do you even know whether or not you still have continuity in all your system wiring?

hi.todd

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Tuesday, August 3rd 2010, 8:55pm

It sounds like you took a step in the wrong direction on irrigation controller choices, but times are tough out there.

Was there a wire that went to a pump or MV from your old bundle of wires?

Was there any rainsensor wires that you may not be considering?

Good Luck!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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richardk

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Thursday, August 5th 2010, 8:52am

Problems replacing timer unit after lightening strike

No, there were no other wires from the pump in the bundle. can you comment on the pump not shutting off?



I have a well and pump for irrigation system at my home. Unless I turn off the breaker in the house the pump stays on. It doesn't have an exterior reset or on off switch. Doesn't it need a signal from the timer to go on?

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