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Old 11-04-2012, 09:17 PM
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wires got me good

I have been working on and off a yard for three weeks. Got the system trench and most of the pipe put in. Went to tie into the water line and the meter was no good. It took them 3 weeks to get me water. I couldn't wait that long to cover everything up. I tested everything before I had water and all valves worked. Now when I turned them on one of the valve comes on with each valves. So if I turn on #3 #2 comes on and so on. I can't figure it out. Now my common wire was so long I had to use another color wire to finish it. I don't know what I could have done. #2 only has a common and a red wire running to it so what can be the problem. Sure don't want to dig everything up to redo. Any help thanks
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:38 PM
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:06 AM
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Are you saying #2 comes on everytime you turn on another valve?
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:19 AM
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is there a master valve ? if so #2 may just be stuck.
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:36 AM
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First thing I would do is remove the wires from the valve always running to see if it is even electrical. Could be as simple as a stuck valve - open solenoid or bleeder, or debris in the valve.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:53 AM
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great advice, i had something similar happen this summer. with the water not being able to be tapped that is.
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:29 AM
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No #2 valve has power to it everytime when another valve comes on. It seems to take most of the power causing the other valves to be weak
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:07 AM
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dont take this wrong, but you tested to make sure it is powered up ? test the clock, it could also be sending a signal. so many variables to check for mate
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:41 AM
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No #2 valve has power to it everytime when another valve comes on. It seems to take most of the power causing the other valves to be weak
Sounds like you either got a short, bad wiring job, or a bad clock. Test your #2 valve wires when they are disconnected from the clock, that should tell you if it is a short or not. If not, try using a different zone to power your #2 valve.
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:53 AM
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No #2 valve has power to it everytime when another valve comes on. It seems to take most of the power causing the other valves to be weak
Make sure #2 is not tied into the MV/Pump terminal in the controller.
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