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Old 03-13-2013, 05:06 PM
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I had planned on hooking onto the last valve and connecting the common wire to the new valve's common wire. And connecting all 10 new valves together in this manner.

However at the supply shop they had told me I needed to loop the last valve and wire back to the controller. And this is what confused me....
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It's not complicated at all,

The only thing that you have to worry about is wire size and length. and making the right connections at the last valve, and are there enough wires to expand, and is the controller big enough, and few other things maybe?
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:06 PM
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Hopefully they are trying to scare you out of it. I've seen too many "landscapers" get in to it and screw it up. Lasts about a year or two and they get out of it.
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In over your head Shoes, he's not talking about grounding. He's talking about the common.
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:58 PM
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:07 PM
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Seriously, smack down equating the common wire with ground. Ground is earth ground, and no others need apply.
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:15 PM
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si... toro mierda
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That's right toro is sh!t
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my stream rotor heads beg to differ
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:59 PM
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How are we going to connect to the common without grounding out the others? (I don't remember this ever being covered in classes.) We are installing 10 zones into the backyard of a larger system that has a total of 20 zones already.

Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Old 03-13-2013, 09:18 PM
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I had planned on hooking onto the last valve and connecting the common wire to the new valve's common wire. And connecting all 10 new valves together in this manner.

However at the supply shop they had told me I needed to loop the last valve and wire back to the controller. And this is what confused me....
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Time to find a new supply house!
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