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Old 09-04-2012, 06:14 PM
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irrigation turns itself on

Just started maintaing a property with irrigation. Recent hurricane made me turn off the irrigation. I have since found out that even with the dial set to off, it turns on and off every Saturday with way to much water. Any suggestions?
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:20 PM
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perform a proper electrical analysis of the controller and then post the results.
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:30 PM
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Could there be a second clock lurking somewhere?
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:40 PM
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Easy thing to do, would be to unplug or remove the 110 volt to the controller on Friday. If it turns on, there is another controller source. Are all zones coming on or just a few? Could be some battery operated controllers somewhere.
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:47 PM
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Only one section of the property is turning on. I have searched high and low and havent found a second controller and both president and vice president say there is only one. I am fairly new to irrigation so any beginner diagnose tips will be appreciated.
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:56 PM
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buy a multimeter

test volts and ohms
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:57 PM
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Then you most likely have another controller on the property. I can't tell you how many customers, home owners, HOA or board members, that we have worked for that think they know where everything is when in reality they are absolutely clueless.

Use the existing controller, and see if it turns on the zones in question. If you can't figure it out, you may need to hire a pro.
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:53 PM
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Could be a battery operated controller in a valve box somewhere. Have fun finding that one! Maybe Jim has a 9 volt battery locator.
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:03 AM
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Could be a battery operated controller in a valve box somewhere. Have fun finding that one! Maybe Jim has a 9 volt battery locator.
Thats what I was thinking
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:14 PM
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you got a battery opp valve.
i inherited a few, good luck finding it
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