Simple question i think?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by cenlo, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. cenlo

    cenlo LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 322

    I was winterizing a system recently (with compressed air) and started running thru the zones via the timer.........well for some reason the timer is not working (could be the rain sensor) I manually opened the valves. Problem is I can't find one of the valve boxes so the system is 1/2 done. The timer is old and we may just put in a pro-c in the spring.....but for now.....

    can I remove the 24vac wires going into the timer unit and attach them directly to the 2 zones wires in the control box to fire each valve?

    thanks in advance
  2. jcom

    jcom LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 791

    That would fire the valves. As a precaution, I would have an inline fuse of 1-2 amps just in case of a short or ground in one of the remaining solenoids. It would not make any difference in which wire you had the fuse. Either the "hot" or the common. CYA if you know what I mean.

    Or you could use a locator if you had one. (Best case scenario).


  3. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,174

    I always carried a plug-in 24 v. transformer just in case I had clock problems. Won't help if the field wiring/solenoids are tits, though.
  4. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,944

    We think tits (*)(*) are great!
  5. Waterit

    Waterit LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,931

    :dizzy: All the time I've spent on here building credibility for the oft-maligned Florida irrigationist, and all it takes is one guy...:hammerhead:
  6. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,174

    Believe me, we trust you. The dork, nope, he gets no help even if he asks a real question, which I doubt he's capable of.

    Messages: 18,668

  8. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,594

    You're all weird :dizzy:

    It must be the biz but it's yet to affect me.:)
  9. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
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  10. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,174

    As a thread heads into the sunset. :dizzy:


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