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Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 1:43pm

by twill19899 (Guest)

Twisting the ends of the unconnected wire solved the problem :)

Monday, February 18th 2013, 8:42pm

by Wet_Boots

Checking the system wiring for resistance, from the controller, will show infinite resistance on each zone, if there's a broken rain detector wire out in the field. The simple remedy in the case of the rain-detector wire being broken is to connect the two conductors to each other.

But we'd feel better if you went about this more methodically using a multimeter.

Monday, February 18th 2013, 4:50pm

by twill1989

It doesn't look like the rain sensor is attached. I can't find a rain sensor at all along the house. I tracked the one wire I referred to earlier that stems off the main wire and it's not connected to anything. It looks like the end was ripped off and it just got buried.

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 9:34pm

by Wet_Boots

Rain Sensor wire is actually clear-jacketed 2-conductor speaker wire, or at least it usually is. Check to see whether this wire is or isn't connected to the controller.

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 1:14pm

by Aqua Systems of WNY

Im 99% sure either your rain sensor wire is cut or your rain sensor is shot. You should trace your rain sensor wire back and eliminate from the system and try testing again.

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 12:14pm

by Wet_Boots

RE: I tried that actually

I forgot to mention I tried that already. I tested on each zone and couldn't get a reading at any zone when the system was running.
With the system not running, you would take resistance measurements, touching one probe to the common wire, and the other probe to a zone wire. You want a reading somewhere around 50 ohms.

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 11:08am

by pokerh8r (Guest)

I pretty much know everything there is to know about irrigation. Feel free to send any questions my way.

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 11:05am

by pokerh8r (Guest)

BTW, i was referring to wsommariva (the so called "Supreme Member") as the dumb dumb. Stop leading homeowners in the wrong direction!

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 11:01am

by pokerh8r (Guest)

common sense

Rain sensor dumb dumb!

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 8:02am

by wsommariva

Double check that you have the controller set up correctly.

Check the wires coming out of the controller with the meter