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Gummyworms

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Monday, August 14th 2006, 7:56am

100-DVF Valve

****o,
I was wondering which of the 2 wires coming out of the 100-DVF is the power wire and which one is the control wire. Also, if the wires were previously labled near the end, I think I accidentally stripped it off. Is there another way to tell which is which?
Thanks,
Shawn

mrfixit

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Monday, August 14th 2006, 11:02am

Hi Gums, no worries, both wires are the same until you hook them up to the timer wires. Flip a coin. Either way will work fine.
If I can't fix it, it's broken!

Gummyworms

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Monday, August 14th 2006, 3:25pm

Timer wires? There are only 2 wires that I can hook up.

HooKooDooKu

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Monday, August 14th 2006, 3:54pm

Irrigation valve work on AC current with nothing grounded, so basically you can't connect it backwards. One wire should be the "common" lead that all valves are hooked to, and the other wire to the connection for that zone.

Gummyworms

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Tuesday, August 15th 2006, 7:25am

Ok, now I'm really confused... how do i tell which wire is which?

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Tuesday, August 15th 2006, 9:35am

There is no which. There is no polarity. It's an AC solenoid. In the valve box, it won't matter a bit which solenoid wire you connect, when you're replacing a solenoid.

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Tuesday, August 15th 2006, 5:06pm

Thanks guys, I got it all figured out and working. TY!

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