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Yesterday, 2:23pm

by mrfixit

Hello Novice Guy, you've asked your question on a thread that's 4 years old.

Click on This then look for "new topic". It's on the right hand side near the top of the Page. Click on that and ask your question there and someone will help you out.

Thank you, mrfixit.

Yesterday, 10:30am

by Novice Sprinkler Guy (Guest)

First time sprinkler toro- TMC 212

I recently moved into my new home with toro TMC 212 sprinkler system....my system was winterized until this morning. I turned on the water supply and turned controller to on position. My question is how can I turn the sprinkler on now simply to test all sprinkler heads and locate a few as well....no maps to their location....?

Monday, June 13th 2011, 9:17am

by Wet_Boots

If people only thought of a sprinkler controller like it was an alarm clock - it only has to wake you up once - the alarm doesn't have to sound for each and every event of your morning routine

Monday, June 13th 2011, 9:07am

by jackh

Only 1 Program and ONLY 1 start time.

It goes like

Program A> Start time 1 > Zone run time - If all zones have minutes inputed into Program A then start time 1 will run through all the zones. So if each zone is set for 10 minutes. Start time 1 will start up zone 1- run for 10 min, then zone 2- run for 10 min, zone 3 - run for 10 min and zone 4. Then the system will stop.

If you use start time 2 , 3 and 4 and will do the exact same thing. As well as the controller has stackable start times. So if you have 4 start times all at 4 am. with all zones running 10 minute. Start time 1 will finish with a total run time of 40 minutes. Then it reverts back to Start time 2- with another 40 minutes of run time and so on

Program A) Zone run times
Start Time 1)
Start Time 2)
Start Time 3)
Start Time 4)

Program B ) Zone run times
Start time )1 And so on...


thank you. this is the first reply i have gotten that actually makes sense.

wetboots- this is 2011, nobody has a VCR anymore

Sunday, June 12th 2011, 9:59pm

by Mitchgo

Only 1 Program and ONLY 1 start time.

It goes like

Program A> Start time 1 > Zone run time - If all zones have minutes inputed into Program A then start time 1 will run through all the zones. So if each zone is set for 10 minutes. Start time 1 will start up zone 1- run for 10 min, then zone 2- run for 10 min, zone 3 - run for 10 min and zone 4. Then the system will stop.

If you use start time 2 , 3 and 4 and will do the exact same thing. As well as the controller has stackable start times. So if you have 4 start times all at 4 am. with all zones running 10 minute. Start time 1 will finish with a total run time of 40 minutes. Then it reverts back to Start time 2- with another 40 minutes of run time and so on

Program A) Zone run times
Start Time 1)
Start Time 2)
Start Time 3)
Start Time 4)

Program B ) Zone run times
Start time )1 And so on...

Sunday, June 12th 2011, 9:53pm

by jackh

you think you are starting a station, or a zone, but you are not ~ you are starting a program ~ one start time is all that is needed to have every station in the program to run in sequence


yes i have mistaken the program start time with station run times. i had all 4 programs set to turn on at 4 am. i just need to keep the first program coming on at 4 am, then turn the other 3 program start times to OFF?

Sunday, June 12th 2011, 3:01pm

by Wet_Boots

you think you are starting a station, or a zone, but you are not ~ you are starting a program ~ one start time is all that is needed to have every station in the program to run in sequence

Sunday, June 12th 2011, 1:44pm

by jackh

a controller is not a VCR, and it doesn't program like one

ONE SINGLE START TIME


so start time for station 1 is 4 am, then dont enter a start time at all for the other 3 stations?

Sunday, June 12th 2011, 1:08pm

by Wet_Boots

a controller is not a VCR, and it doesn't program like one

ONE SINGLE START TIME

Sunday, June 12th 2011, 12:55pm

by jackh

so i need to go in and reset station 2 to come on at 440 am, station 3 come on at 5 am and station for come on at 540 am? and that should fix everything?

also, is the 40 min once a week for the lawn too much? i have been told that st augustine does best with an inch of rain per week, and its better to get all that inch at the same time rather than spread out. this makes that water soak in deep, keeping the roots growing deep rather than up near the surface where you will have lots of die off in the winter