Wiring Hunter valves

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Lawnworks, Feb 9, 2006.

  1. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
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    I am wiring Hunter PGVs and I want to be certain I am doing them right. They have two red wires w/ no markings. Which is the ground and which is AC? Does it matter? I am almost finished my first full installation, and much of the credit is due to your helpful advise.
     
  2. Bobcat s250 NY

    Bobcat s250 NY Banned
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    Doesn't matter ! Just take one wire from each coil and put them together and attach it to your common,(usually white wire) and the other wire on each coil will go to your other colored wires for your stations.
    :gunsfirin
     
  3. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    AC Solinoids don't care about polarity.
     
  4. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
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    Thanks! That is what I needed to know.
     
  5. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
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    Actually, everyone is wrong!!!!!! If you put the wires on backwards the valve will work in reverse sending water and air up the main line to the POC. :p
     
  6. bicmudpuppy

    bicmudpuppy LawnSite Silver Member
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    Not if he installed the backflow correctly :)
     
  7. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
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    What's a backflow??? <jk> :p
     
  8. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
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    HAHA Mudpup got you on that one Purple!
    Don't forget to protect and waterproof your wire connections!And not with black elect tape either!
     
  9. PurpHaze

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    Frizzle frazzle. :p

    I buy 3M DBY/DBR waterproof electrical connectors by the case. Always have 100 or so on hand because I can drop them in the ground, valve box or a make-up box real fast. :laugh:
     
  10. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have got plenty of waterproof connectors. I can't believe how simple this 18-13 wire is going to be.
     

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