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jdsmith101

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Monday, April 19th 2010, 8:52am

Wiring valves / timer / pump

Hello all. I am extending my existing irrigation system to my back half acre lot. I currently have 2 zones that the valves are manual. I will add an additional 2 zones for a total of 4, and the valves will be automatic.

I have a different setup than the norm. I have a 220 volt pump with a sand point that supplies the water for my irrigating. I purchased the Orbit brand 1 1/2" automatic valves. I am somewhat lost when it comes to wiring this all up together. I realize I need a timer, but I'm thinking the timer is only going to open and close the valves. Do I need a 2nd timer to tell the pump to kick on and off? And I need to communicate between 24v and 220v. I'm assuming I need a contacter relay for that.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Wet_Boots

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Location: Metro NYC

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Monday, April 19th 2010, 12:35pm

a pump relay will control the pump by way of the timer's master valve terminal.

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