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Supreme Member

Posts: 407

Location: Houston, Texas


Friday, October 2nd 2009, 1:34pm

You need the 10H nozzles from rainbird or Hunter. Space them every 10 ft.

good Luck.

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New Member

Posts: 2

Location: Jacksonville


Monday, January 25th 2010, 1:00pm

RE: finding bad solenoid

chatters are best used on toro solenoids, sometimes work on hunter , depending on depth of valves

Good morning,

I have a section of sprinklers that do not come up. I've tried to find the solenoid but have not had any success. I was wondering if the PRO-48 - Armada Tech - Solednoid Activator / Chatterer would help me locate it.




New Member

Posts: 2

Location: Jacksonville


Monday, January 25th 2010, 1:04pm

Valve solenoid power

The power for valves are AC, there are dc valves ( remote battery operated) which are called dc latch
Im not certain where to post this question so ... here goes

I have an irritrol rd600 system in my house with 3 zones.

Zone 1 (front yard) stopped functioning but the other zones worked.. i used a multimeter to check the output of the controller / timer and I get the same output on each of the zones.. approximately 20 - 24vAC when the timer tells each zone to turn on (this is relative to the vc (common) terminal.

I checked at the valve and it was a little low so i changed wire connections and it improved ( zone comes on most of the time...

My question is - is the system SUPPOSE to be outputting AC or DC to the valves...

The valves chatter - this is likely because they are getting AC from the controller...

Im guessing the controller should be outputting DC?

Can anyone tell me what their system does on these terminals..

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