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gaturfandlawn

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Thursday, August 31st 2017, 8:54am

Wiring a solenoid, but there is only one wire to wire into.

I work on a golf course and the system is not a reliable system. I was replacing a valve and noticed when wiring the solenoid that there is only one controller/hot wire. Has anyone seen this before? Is it fine to wire both wires from the solenoid into the one wire in the ground? Thanks

Wet_Boots

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Thursday, August 31st 2017, 10:37am

Bring back some photos. What you seem to be involving yourself with might be way above your pay grade.

DNoss87

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Friday, September 1st 2017, 12:45am

RE: Wiring a solenoid, but there is only one wire to wire into.

Yes this is a two wire system. Is purpose is to save money on wire.
I work on a golf course and the system is not a reliable system. I was replacing a valve and noticed when wiring the solenoid that there is only one controller/hot wire. Has anyone seen this before? Is it fine to wire both wires from the solenoid into the one wire in the ground? Thanks

mrfixit

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Friday, September 1st 2017, 3:25am

The golf course probably uses decoders.

http://www.rainbird.com/documents/golf/man_decoder.pdf

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