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Old 09-12-2011, 11:55 PM
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RB wired to Wireless help

I had a wired system but my dog has now ruined two gauges and gets to the wires way to often because of the crappy install point. I bought an WR2-RC to hook up to my ESP-4Mi.

I removed the jumper that was installed for the wired system and placed the green and white into the points where the jumper was for the sensor. Then I attached the red and black to the 24v supply. Unit has power but couldn't get it to run after placeing batteries in the wireless unit and following the set up.

I can't figure out where the wired guage runs to. I have a red and black cable that go to the Comm and MV tabs also.

I also tried attaching the black wire from the wireless unit with the green wire but this kicked the power off to the wireless wall unit.

Any help to set up would be appriciated.
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Old 09-13-2011, 12:13 AM
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Put the wiring back. Place it in steel conduit.
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Old 09-13-2011, 08:04 AM
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Follow the hardwired portion of your old rain sensor back to it's source. Try to all together take out this entire section of wiring and then reconnect the common wire.. If not Tie the 2 hardwires together to create the loop of the common

Make sure the controllers rain sensor option on the faceplate is in the Active Position and not in the Bypass position

I haven't installed the rain bird wr2 but it's possible since you crossed your wiring incorrectly by attaching the green wire to the power connectors
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Old 09-13-2011, 08:38 AM
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I removed the jumper that was installed for the wired system
Why was there a jumper installed for the wired system?
If it was a jumper wire in there then the old rain sensor was possibly wired directly into the common outside.

The manual shows green and white to the sensor terminals, black and red to the 24vac.
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Old 09-13-2011, 10:55 AM
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The jumper was just a yellow wire that went between the two sensor points.

It appears that the sensor was hard wired looking at where the wire is going.

So do I have to go and open up all the junction boxes to determin where it actually connects or is it most likely connected to the closest box to the city water meter?

Can I even change to a wireless system if it was direct wired?
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Old 09-13-2011, 07:32 PM
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Who knows where it's wired in. If you can't find it you could just take the two conductors that used to go to the sensor and wirenut them together.
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