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Sunday, July 31st 2011, 2:14pm

Hunter Pro-C: Zone times transferring.

I did a Google search describing my problem and happened upon this forum. More specifically this thread,

I'm quite sure I and fwoodall are having the same issue (6 years apart).

I have three zones as well as three programs (A B C)

Zone 1: Grass --> Program A
Zone 2: Plants --> Program B
Zone 3: Trees --> Program C

My intention is to set Program C to run Zone 3 one day out of the week (thursday), at 6:45 AM.

So here is the issue... When I set Program C to run Zone 3 at 6:45AM and switch the dial (be it "Run" or "Days to Water") and return to check the program is correct the start time has now switched from Zone 3 to Zone 1. So now Zone 3 is set to off, and Zone 1 is set to 6:45AM. If I set Zone 3 to 6:45AM again, it will then switch 6:45AM to Zone 2. Set zone 3 again and I will finally have Zone 3 at 6:45AM, resulting in all three zone being programmed at 6:45AM.

I have to set the first two zones to get the third to have the correct start time. After this I have to set the run times for Zone 1 and Zone 2 to 0:00.

Where am I going wrong?


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Location: Metro NYC


Sunday, July 31st 2011, 3:13pm

There is no such thing as a start time for zone one. There is no such thing as a start time for zone three. There are only start times for programs. It is up to you to comprehend this, and to properly program a controller.

Go back and read your owners manual.


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Sunday, July 31st 2011, 6:21pm

Got it, I think.

So the numbers in "Start times" [1-4] does not correlate to zones. 1-4 can be set for multiple times to be run throughout the day, correct?

So for me to run only one zone in Program C, the correct way would be to set run times for the other two zones at 0:00?

Appreciate the help.


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Sunday, July 31st 2011, 7:17pm





Monday, August 29th 2011, 8:57pm

Follow up question

Hello. My Mom's system is the Hunter Pro C as well. We have just program 1 set up to start watering in the morning. The remaining programs are off and even then with the run time as 0 just in case. For some bizarre reason, it starts the cycle over a few hours after completion even though there are no other programs set to run.

Normally, Dad handled all this before he became ill and passed, so now I am trying to pick up where he would and I am finding it difficult.

Any suggestions? Thanks


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Posts: 3,882

Location: Metro NYC


Monday, August 29th 2011, 10:45pm

There is no "Program 1" in a Hunter Pro-C controller. You must read the manual and eliminate the errors you have made.

Central Irrigation

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Location: Central Minnesota


Tuesday, August 30th 2011, 5:12pm

Look in Start Times. You should only have a time for start time #1. Programs A, B, C and D also have start times. Make sure you only have 1 start time for one program.

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