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Old 07-02-2013, 12:19 AM
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Loose shoe laces ??
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Old 07-02-2013, 12:33 AM
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3-99, 4-27, 5-13, 6-25, 7-100, 8-100

Can you explain what these mean. I don't do much irrigation so i am always eager to learn
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Old 07-02-2013, 12:59 AM
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3-99, 4-27, 5-13, 6-25, 7-100, 8-100

Can you explain what these mean. I don't do much irrigation so i am always eager to learn
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Sure.

Station No. followed by the resistance value.

Best of luck!
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Old 07-02-2013, 01:08 AM
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on second thought, it looks like zones 3,7, and 8 have a loose connection...
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Old 07-02-2013, 06:06 AM
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Any zone with over 60 ohms tell the wiring is faulty. If there are 3 commons all connected in the field my guess with out being there 1 of them must be bad at some point causing the 100+ohms.

Last week I was working on an old system that thad 128 ohms for the first 4 valves I was working on, turned out that the splice on the old wire was a partial connection.. It was that wire that was corroded and when you spliced it in the nut broke.. Not cutting the entire connection, keeping continuity but just poorly..The splice box @ clock was non waterproof nuts inside an old 600 body duct taped direct buried into ground not a few feet from the indoor clock kept outside..

poor common connection, did you do a short to earth?
Thats my guess..
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:38 AM
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no because the the ohms change drastically when the other commons are connected up.

This means one of the commons is wired in series through a valve or something.

I could do this if I saw it lol
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:42 AM
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Short to earth indicated that the insulation was good. Above 1900 megohms.
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:07 AM
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............ 3
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:26 AM
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............Nope, close maybe?
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:01 AM
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............Nope, close maybe?
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The wire bundles were looped through the VB with the number 3 valve in it, someone cut the wires to hook the valves up, but the feed through wiring was reconnected to the wrong bundle.
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