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golfroo

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Saturday, May 14th 2011, 10:36am

Dog ate my valve

I have a irrigation system with the valves buried in the ground. I have a new puppy that dug up the box an ate the wiring from the valve. Before he did this, the sprinkler worked fine. I replaced the valve, but do not know how to connect it.
I have two wires from the valve, a black wire in the ground that is not connect to anything, two white wires that are connected to each other, and a 7 strand wire that run thru the area but does not connect to anything. When I turn on the sprinkler, zone 1 starts but only a sprinkler head, and its very low amount of water. I checked the water pressure and its fine. I think its a wiring issue, but not sure how to wire it. I connect 1 wire from the valve to the white wires and 1 wire from the valve to the black wire. No luck.
Any thoughts?

mrfixit

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Sunday, May 15th 2011, 2:01am

Maybe one of the wires is a spare. Could be white white. Black white or black and the other white.

The way you hooked it up made total sense but it's not working so try the other ways.

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