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Old 05-05-2012, 06:38 PM
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The blue and orange wires could be tracer wires. Some jobs are spec'd with tracer wires.
As was previously stated, identify the valve wire at that splice.
You can then test for voltage from the controller and continuity to the valve.
I've had a few recent jobs where the fault was inside the dry splice.
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Old 05-05-2012, 06:41 PM
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Having someone work on it before you is never a good thing unless you know who it is and even then.
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Old 05-05-2012, 06:53 PM
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Having someone work on it before you is never a good thing unless you know who it is and even then.
More than you know. The pond leaked so was rebuild, All the controls were trashed, pond level controllers, icky wire, all the station wires and such.

Much was changed from the prints.

Later the two controllers were changed out with one. The junction box below the controller was moved so I need to find where that went as that is where the wires switch over to 18 Ga from 12.

Me and The GC used to have words.... I am still here but looking at some left over issues and not all of it on the prints.

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Old 05-05-2012, 07:03 PM
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The blue and orange wires could be tracer wires. Some jobs are spec'd with tracer wires.
As was previously stated, identify the valve wire at that splice.
You can then test for voltage from the controller and continuity to the valve.
I've had a few recent jobs where the fault was inside the dry splice.
That is some good info. I do not recall seeing blues or oranges in any valve boxes.

I do know of one station that has two valves. I will double check those for Orange or Blues.

I figured these were spares.

Oddly the station I am looking for was added after completion by the GC/Contractor to split up an oversized station and to reduce flow.
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Old 05-05-2012, 08:51 PM
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Oddly the station I am looking for was added after completion by the GC/Contractor to split up an oversized station and to reduce flow.
Did they add an extra wire, use a spare wire or valve doubler to split the zone?
I've seen valve doublers buried straight in the ground with no valve box.
Are the valves for the split zone close together? Worse case scenario you could install an "Add-A-Zone" utilizing the good valve wire to get the zone working until you can locate and repair the wiring fault.
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:13 PM
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Did they add an extra wire, use a spare wire or valve doubler to split the zone?
I've seen valve doublers buried straight in the ground with no valve box.
Are the valves for the split zone close together? Worse case scenario you could install an "Add-A-Zone" utilizing the good valve wire to get the zone working until you can locate and repair the wiring fault.
I doubt they used a doubler or an Add - A- Zone but honestly any thing is possible.

I will keep that in mind as I progress on Monday.
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:49 PM
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:57 PM
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:19 AM
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Sprinkus Looks like a wire that was run after the fact.


On really long runs with the 521 never hurts to eliminate a large segment you know to be good and move the locator to a closer spot.
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:30 AM
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Sprinkus Looks like a wire that was run after the fact.
Yup, there were a whole mess of wires that very shallow and at times running on top of the ground in an area that isn't landscaped.
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