Originally Posted by mitchgo
you really need a multimeter and learn how to utilize it to diagnose electrical trouble shooting. There is plenty of online free information on how to use one
Other helpful tools are a station master, a remote, a wire tracer and fault finder.
This is so true.
I can't tell you how much a stationmaster 24 help's.
A 521 wire tracer is a must. There are other's, but this is the cheapest.
This thing will make you dig a lot of hole's, but again, invaluable.
A remote will save you a lot of time and walking, there are a bunch, this is one of the best.
Get a multimeter that you don't mind dropping in a puddle and shorting out. Leave the Fluke inside. You can spend a lot of time and money on irrigation troubleshooting, be sure you want to do this.