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adehnert

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Location: USA

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Saturday, May 26th 2007, 4:06am

Repair Help

I must replace TORO Flo-Pro Series valve (280-06-14)which uses a 3-wire solenoid. (Station wire and common wire on one side of solenoid and a common wire on the other side which connects between valves in a series)

All new valves I find use a 2-wire system.

1. Are there any brand of valves on the market that use 3-wire?
2. Is there a way to use a 2-wire valve in a 3-wire system?


Wet_Boots

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Location: Metro NYC

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Saturday, May 26th 2007, 7:44am

It's really a two wire system, with an extra common connection, for stringing the valves together.

jmduke7

Advanced Member

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Location: FT. Walton Beach, Florida

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Saturday, May 26th 2007, 1:00pm

As Boots has stated, any two wire solenoid valve will be compatible. All you will have to do is connect the common wire to your other common wires from the other solenoids.
Josh
Irrigation /Landscape Lighting / Pump and Well Specialist

Jackhipp

Active Member

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Sunday, May 27th 2007, 4:59am

Is this a better way to install valves? I mean what is the advantage of wiring the valves together with addl common wire?

jmduke7

Advanced Member

Posts: 158

Location: FT. Walton Beach, Florida

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Monday, May 28th 2007, 9:41am

Its not any better to have three wires rather than the normal two. It will use more water tight connections and will give you more areas to check if there is a problem.
Josh
Irrigation /Landscape Lighting / Pump and Well Specialist

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