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The last 10 posts

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 11:23am

by snazzyscot46

Irrigation controller has "lost" some stations.

" . . .sometimes things just need a good hit to learn to behave."


Sounds just like my father when I was (a hundred years) younger!!

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 8:35am

by GatorGuy

Well, sometimes things just need a good hit to learn to behave.
Maybe moving all the wires fixed the connection.
Hope it holds for you.

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 8:29am

by snazzyscot46

Irrigation controller has "lost" some stations.

I just wish you knew how much I wish I could tell you what the problem was!!

I have wracked my brains to figure out what made the stations "go away," and the closest I have come to establishing a cause seems to be my own stupidity in whatever I did trying to re-program!! (It's comforting that this Forum uses aliases!!)

Seriously, I have no idea what caused the problem; I was re-programming using a Rain Pro manual I down-loaded (it's identical to the Pro C one I was sent); everything was operating as planned, then one morning I noticed only Stations 1 to 3 were functioning - much to my annoyance!

After that, and hours spent searching the internet for help, I ended up here - and am thankful for that!

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 8:18am

by GatorGuy

What was the problem?
We'd like to know for future use.

And congratulations.

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 7:59am

by snazzyscot46

Irrigation controller has "lost" some stations.

"Irrigation controller has found it's stations"!!! :thumbsup:

A thousand thanks for those who helped!!

I have a garden in a house on the outskirts of "sunny Madrid" (today 30C!), and a functioning irrigation system is a must!

Thank you for taking me on my crash-course through this "wee bit" of trouble-shooting, and pushing me up my irrigation systems learning curve!

My wife says "Thanks" as well, as a) she was starting to worry about her garden, and b) I was driving her crazy (again!).

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 6:11am

by Wet_Boots

Do a system reset, according to mfr instructions.

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 1:48am

by snazzyscot46

Irrigation controller has "lost" some stations.

Hello again.

I have tried to change the modules as suggested, but whoever wired the system (before I bought the house) didn't leave sufficient free wiring for me to move second module, numbered 7, 8, & 9, up to the top module space, which is numbered 10, 11, & 12. Connection 12 is un-wired. All other connections are secure.

Try as I might, I can't pull enough cable through the conduit to let me swap the positions of these top two modules. Obviously, the top module drops into the slot for the third, but to get the third up to the top place . . . Mission Impossible (without using a cable connector?).

As far as doing anything with other modules is concerned, the third module from the top, shows numbers 4, 5, & 6, and the fourth, and last, has five connections - OOM, P/M, 1, 2, & 3, listing from the bottom up - so I can't swap that one with any of the other three, 3-connection modules.

I am still only seeing three stations - 1, 2, & 3 - in the controller for each program, and the irrigation system only fires up the same first three.

Help wanted.

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 11:02am

by GatorGuy

Should be labeled in the controller itself.
Pro-c manual is HERE
Push comes to shove, remove the last two modules, swap, test.

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 10:06am

by snazzyscot46

Irrigation controller has "lost" some stations.

Hello again!

As you have probably guessed, I am new to irrigation systems, so don't know (from top to bottom inside the controller) which is module 4-6, 7-10, etc. :S

How do I identify each so that I can try the swap?

In the meantime, I'll search the internet for the Pro-C User's Manual.

Thanks again to both!

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 9:51am

by Wet_Boots

"Rainpro" is HIT's imitation of the Pro C