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Old 07-02-2013, 11:05 AM
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A diagram with the valve boxes and cable pathways might help some folks with a diagnosis.
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:15 AM
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A diagram with the valve boxes and cable pathways might help some folks with a diagnosis.
X2!...i'm still confused on the multi-strand, why there would be multiple multi-strand, unless i'm reading it wrong...

Kiril has a great answer...my only question would be is this a new install that someone else did? because you would think the original installer would have at least had the system running before he left...and if it's not a new install, then why would the wires be switched? which would make you think that it's something else
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Old 07-02-2013, 01:58 PM
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X2!...i'm still confused on the multi-strand, why there would be multiple multi-strand, unless i'm reading it wrong...
It is a very confusing situation to say the least. The multiple multistrand is not uncommon anywhere i have worked. Note that there were only 2 of the 3 commons used at the controller.

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Kiril has a great answer...my only question would be is this a new install that someone else did?
Chief is on track but his number is off. Not a new install, prolly 70s/80s.
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if it's not a new install, then why would the wires be switched? which would make you think that it's something else
Numerous repairs by numerous people would be a good reason.

I did have a little edge as i located 3 valves last winter here.
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:16 PM
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3,5,7,8 use one of the commons and the other valves use the second common. May have been a large obstacle and they had to horse shoe the system, or added zones at a later date. Usually instead of running two commons guys splice in at a valve box.
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:48 PM
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The 14ga common was not colored differently and wired incorrectly.
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:53 PM
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3,5,7,8 use one of the commons and the other valves use the second common. May have been a large obstacle and they had to horse shoe the system, or added zones at a later date. Usually instead of running two commons guys splice in at a valve box.
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i think this is hot on topic
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:03 PM
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Yup, knew you would figure it out. Now, best guess on where i found it?

Hint: i was onsite 1.5 hrs and only worked in 1 VB.

Where did i find the problem?


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Old 07-02-2013, 09:12 PM
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:34 PM
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:34 PM
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3,5,7,8 use one of the commons and the other valves use the second common.
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Remember there are 3 multistrand paths Tx. and i stated that only 2 were used at the controller. I found that the other was picked up in the field at a valve box.

Com 1 = 5 & 6

Com 2 = 4

Com 3 = 3-7-8

You were close, my first thought was 3-4-7-8
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