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Thursday, August 5th 2010, 5:59pm

by mrfixit

I'm wondering if you may have put the number 3 wire in the mater valve slot instead of number 1. A lot of times they're side by side and can be easily confused. This would cause number 3 to run with all the other valves.

Thursday, August 5th 2010, 4:53pm

by AlphaWhiskey

Check the wiring in the controller to see if 10 zones are actually connected to it. If there are 10 then try running each one individually and seeing what happens. Then you will know what is connected to what

Friday, May 14th 2010, 9:17pm

by OSLSprinkler

you should only be running one valve per zone. One valve cannot control 2 zones. Zone 3 is staying on because of a diaphram problem. You'll loose pressure on any other zone you turn on because zone 3 is stuck open and you've drawing to much pressure away from how the system is built.

are you on a well? Look at the timer wiring. Are you missing a wire in every other slot in the timer's zone terminals? Some installers found a cheat way of putting what we call "well recovery breaks" into the programming. Basically.. the timer will run a bogus amount of minutes (not actually watering anything) on every other zone to give a well time to recover before going to the next zone. Check it out. Let me know


Mark Cardarelli
RI Master Irrigator #000003
Ocean State Lawn Sprinkler, Inc.

Thursday, April 8th 2010, 1:54pm

by redants

5 valves - 10 zones?

The controller shows 10 programed zones... I found 5 valves... I thought I had to have 1 valve for every zone, but I can only find 5 valves... Can 1 valve control 2 zones?... zone 5 is not working but zone 6 is... I swapped valves #1 to #3 and zone 5 worked but zone 3 stayed on with each zone only changing pressure depending on what other zone was on at the same time... zone 6 did not work... Very Confused ?(