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Old 04-03-2013, 10:29 AM   #16
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DID YOU LOOK AT THE LINK I POSTED????????????????

PAGE 16- it shows those 3 colored wires!!!

It also shows your white wires need to both be on the C connection.

I dont think Hunter will locate your valves

Hook the 2 whites to the C, dont worry about the 3 colored wires right now and turn that thing on and see what happens and let us know!!!!

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Old 04-03-2013, 11:22 AM   #17
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The remote valves should have been placed inside valve boxes of some kind. They could be concrete or clay but the newer ones have been known to have green plastic for awhile. They may be round or rectangular.

I realize this makes them no easier to find if the designer of the system left you no clues. Nice of him to leave you stranded this way.

If you have a master valve that turns water on to the irrigation system or a pump to boost pressure that should be close to the house.

Does or did the system work?

I do agree that it ironic, but Hunter customer support cannot help you locate where the valves for the circuits got buried. Look for covers on thing, in your yard, like this. Hope the Easter Bunny was more kind in hiding things for your kids? If they did not find all the eggs you hid in the yard I promise six missing will be on top of your irrigation valves.




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Old 04-04-2013, 06:37 PM   #18
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Ok. Ill start. I was able to get two zones to work by guessing but I imagine there is a booster with those little gauge wires in the bundle.

Time to poking around with a screwdriver and feel for boxes.

Dumb question but if their old controller had six zones marked in the cover I am looking for 6 boxes? Or, 6 "groups" of boxes?
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6 boxes although some installers put 2 valves in 1 box depending on location. Im telling you those 3 small guage wires are not needed to get your system running.
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I hate loose ends, no pun intended.


If that's the case then I should be able to mix and match those heavy gauges until they all come on.

So far only 2 and 4 opened.
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My guess is if you have six stations you should find six valves. They may be on their own or nested together. Once you figure this out, make sure you note or sketch what is going on for the next owner of the place. Good luck hunting. If they were turned off manually? It may take you awhile to find the valve covers.

I am also saying that especially with more simple controllers designed to water for like 20-30 minutes max with a repeat per day? When we needed them to water in gallons per hour for drip? We had to double up when drip came along or the valve would not stay open long enough to do anything. We would splice the valve lead and screw it to two stations on the the controller so the same valve would open twice as often, etc. That sort of splice should be obvious near the controller though.

But if you have drip, look for this. You may only have to hunt a fewer number of valves.
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YES those red wires are the zones so if only 2 of 4 or 6 work, the zones that dont work may have a bad valve and/or wire connection. You will have to find those valves . It wont be fun! Good Luck
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Old 04-23-2013, 04:27 PM   #23
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DID YOU LOOK AT THE LINK I POSTED????????????????

PAGE 16- it shows those 3 colored wires!!!

It also shows your white wires need to both be on the C connection.

I dont think Hunter will locate your valves

Hook the 2 whites to the C, dont worry about the 3 colored wires right now and turn that thing on and see what happens and let us know!!!!

Yeah, that's them!

UPDATE. I finally got enough time away from work to sit down and tear it all apart to start over.

I found a missing page to the original manual, and it was for an SRR or ICR remote control. It shows the small red/white/blue going on the 1st and 2nd power inputs and the remote tab (respectfully).

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And, I was able to show all the zones are not damaged and will water the lawn.


HOWEVER, I can only get 4 of the 6 to work at a time. Then, with the fat whites on the "C" and "MV" REVERSED the last two zones work and the first four do not.

I am attaching an image of the yard layout.

The light blue behind the garage, and the green along the driveway are the ones that work together when the big whites are "one way". All other areas are working together when i flip the white wires "the other way".

The little red white and blue seem to have no impact on all of this--now that I at least know what they are for.



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Old 04-24-2013, 08:25 AM   #24
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UPDATE:

All resolved. The two zones (5 and 6) that stuck together must have been an afterthought and weren't wired into the master and common lines with zones 1-4. I actually had two masters and two commons, so to speak, at the board instead of those being incorporated into the wiring outside.

It took some time, paper & pencil, and patience to try all the different combinations, but everyone is working fine now.

Thank you all for the suggestions and patience.

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Old 04-24-2013, 09:57 AM   #25
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