Sorry, not clear on my part.
Multi colored 8 straind conductor wire present at the junction box had been respliced with a 4 color 8 straind conductor wire.
The wire size is 12g.
I did a trace from the clock to a point and lost signal.
Repaired a busted pipe, cut the wire to trace back in the direction towards the clock to where the signal was lost.
About a 10' gap exist where I think the wire is damaged.
I noticed that the wire where I cut was not matchable color wise to what I started out with.
On the two valves I found, the common wire was black.
I need to figure out what the guys before me have done..
A puzzle indeed.
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