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Old 03-29-2014, 12:38 AM
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Trust that the old man has some idea of what he's about.

In this particular instance of a wiring problem, the confirmation of diagnosis would require test leads about 200 feet long. I don't happen to own 200-foot-long test leads. I don't ever figure to own 200-foot-long test leads.
I don't need to worry about not having them in this particular instance of what is probably two separate wiring faults stacked atop each other. Far quicker to connect the dots between functioning portions of the system wiring with a new length of control cable.
I'm interested , why in the world do you think that you would need test leads 200 feet long?
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Old 03-29-2014, 08:23 AM
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I don't think, I know.

The scenario made for a good puzzle. It had me going for awhile. A phone call to the controller mfr (Hunter) confirmed my suspicions. It wasn't anything covered in their troubleshooting guides.
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Old 03-29-2014, 12:41 PM
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I don't think, I know.

The scenario made for a good puzzle. It had me going for awhile. A phone call to the controller mfr (Hunter) confirmed my suspicions. It wasn't anything covered in their troubleshooting guides.
You answered this question with the same evasiveness as you have 38,933 others on the forum, congratulations it's time for a change Boots.

1) you know that the possibility of a manufacturer producing 200 ft leads for a multimeter are slim and none. There's no need for leads that long is the reason. If one requires additional length for measurement, one can use a jump wire.
2) there are multiple ways of performing tests of suspicious wires from one or both ends. There are low cost TDR's, graphical TDR's, spread spectrum TDR's as well as the new power prowler or even a megger to compliment multimeters if two wires are a available.
3) in cases where only one wire is available, one may use short to earth measurements for voltage and resistance.
4) cable / valve locators and ground fault locators usually provide low cost and accurate location of wires / valves / faults.
5) fault is a very often used term for an issues one cannot explain, the term is thrown about freely to describe short circuits, open circuits, low voltage, high voltage, earth contact etc.

Not to beat this into the ground, you're evasive for no reason Boots. If you've got information, share it, if not..........

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Old 03-29-2014, 02:20 PM
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Don't throw a hissy. I already posted enough info for someone to figure it out. If I decide to dumb it down, I might make a separate thread of it, and include some photos.

If it makes you feel better, replace the overlong test leads with jumper wire(s)
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Old 03-29-2014, 03:31 PM
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Don't throw a hissy. I already posted enough info for someone to figure it out. If I decide to dumb it down, I might make a separate thread of it, and include some photos.

If it makes you feel better, replace the overlong test leads with jumper wire(s)
We like pics
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I think that said client would be a perfect candidate for this:

http://www.mailpoop.com/index.html
wow that's an actual product? Should come in handy sometime
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Old 03-30-2014, 11:52 AM
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wow that's an actual product? Should come in handy sometime
Just 2 posts and you're already reaping the benefits of this forums broad range of knowledge and experience. Welcome aboard and post often.
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I don't think, I know.

The scenario made for a good puzzle. It had me going for awhile. A phone call to the controller mfr (Hunter) confirmed my suspicions. It wasn't anything covered in their troubleshooting guides.
Smells like potholing, is the accessory to your 200' leads a shovel?
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Old 04-01-2014, 12:43 AM
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Smells like potholing, is the accessory to your 200' leads a shovel?
That was funny, don't care who you are.
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