Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

News:

The X10Hub (PiX10Hub) is here! Created by the Community, for the Community.:)% #:)

Pages: 1 2 [3]

Author Topic: Rainbird sprinkler timer replacement  (Read 26696 times)

Brian H

  • Community Organizer
  • Hero Member
  • ***
  • Helpful Post Rating: 289
  • Posts: 12690
Re: Rainbird sprinkler timer replacement
« Reply #30 on: July 15, 2010, 01:54:03 PM »

OK Maybe I was confused.
Didn't you originally want to use the old transformer in the cabinet?

If you have a new one in the kit. I would also say it is the safest to use the new one.
Logged

Brandt

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Helpful Post Rating: 11
  • Posts: 728
  • Sorry miss, I was giving myself an oil-job.
Re: Rainbird sprinkler timer replacement
« Reply #31 on: July 15, 2010, 02:08:43 PM »

Yes i want to use the old transformer as it is neatly contained within the enclosure. Using the new transformer along with the tw523 would be an ugly install. I have to figure out how to neatly install everything in the old enclosure (these weatherproof enclosures are expensive! trying to save money!)
Logged

Brian H

  • Community Organizer
  • Hero Member
  • ***
  • Helpful Post Rating: 289
  • Posts: 12690
Re: Rainbird sprinkler timer replacement
« Reply #32 on: July 15, 2010, 02:25:36 PM »

Well if you have a meter and can confirm you get 24.5 volts AC between the Yellow and Blue wire and no voltage between any of the three Yellow; Blue or Red to ground or the mounting frame. It may work.

Yes weather proof or weather resistant and cost seem to go hand in hand.
Logged

Brandt

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Helpful Post Rating: 11
  • Posts: 728
  • Sorry miss, I was giving myself an oil-job.
Re: Rainbird sprinkler timer replacement
« Reply #33 on: July 16, 2010, 01:34:49 AM »

The old transformer in the rainbird enclosure tested out fine. here is a pic of the install:

Logged

Brian H

  • Community Organizer
  • Hero Member
  • ***
  • Helpful Post Rating: 289
  • Posts: 12690
Re: Rainbird sprinkler timer replacement
« Reply #34 on: July 16, 2010, 06:18:10 AM »

Very good.
Thanks for showing us the finished project.
Logged

Brandt

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Helpful Post Rating: 11
  • Posts: 728
  • Sorry miss, I was giving myself an oil-job.
Re: Rainbird sprinkler timer replacement
« Reply #35 on: August 27, 2010, 09:03:00 PM »

I am hoping you guys know more about sprinklers than I do.

I emailed Warren saying that the valve #4 (backyard) does not shutoff at the scheduled time. It even continues to stay on past the 15 minute kill time that I programmed into the Rain8II. Using my XTBM I've found that the StatusOff for Valve #4 is OFF so it is not the Rain8II.

When it stays on, I've had to shutoff the manual water supply valve. I am thinking this new cheap (~$15) valve has gone bad already as it fails to close. Recently I noticed there was some flooding in the backyard and found a leak in the pipes near a sprinkler head (I have yet to fix). Would the leak in the pipes cause a loss of back pressure which would prevent the valve #4 from closing?


EDIT: I figured it out. It seems these valves do need a certain amount of pressure to close. I fixed the leak..it was just a cracked riser luckily. I also adjusted the flow pressure at the valve and everything worked perfectly tonight. So I am going to assume it is fixed.  >!
« Last Edit: August 28, 2010, 01:39:52 AM by Brandt »
Logged
Pages: 1 2 [3]
 

X10.com | About X10 | X10 Security Systems | Cameras| Package Deals
© Copyright 2014-2016 X10.com All rights reserved.