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    Take your volt meter and check the voltage at the...

    Take your volt meter and check the voltage at the solenoid when the valve is activated.

    Rainbird has a good Multimeter Operation guide you can use as a reference.

    While that solenoid looks like...
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    I am out of suggestions. You have pretty much...

    I am out of suggestions. You have pretty much done everything you can to get the system running again, which leaves you with only one logical conclusion ... the controller went bad.

    Power...
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    Try hooking up one of your valves to the master...

    Try hooking up one of your valves to the master valve port, run the diagnostic test to clear the error, then switch it back.

    Also verify the valves operation by using the test screw and it...
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    Yes it does matter. What is the make and...

    Yes it does matter.

    What is the make and model of the valves you have (pics)?

    What type of solenoid did you purchase?

    What is the make and model of your controller (& pics of zone...
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    I don't think you read the paper, and even if it...

    I don't think you read the paper, and even if it was about aircraft systems, I believe electricity operates the same in an aircraft as it does in a house.

    See section 4.0


    ARC RECOGNITION IN...
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    Perhaps this will shed some light on what I'm...

    Perhaps this will shed some light on what I'm referring to.

    Arc Fault Detection Through Model Reference Estimation



    I'm not to the housing. The UPB switches and some receptacles are part of...
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    OH, The Horror. :eek: I don't know about your...

    OH, The Horror. :eek: I don't know about your area, but there is nothing about that setup that would pass a code inspection in my region.

    The wiring looks "ok" as long as the common is going...
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    Right, I understand this. CA is currently using...

    Right, I understand this. CA is currently using 2002 NEC far as I know, so any use of CAFI would be optional.



    I'm assuming you mean ground fault for personnel protection?

    It also might...
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    I checked the link in two different browsers and...

    I checked the link in two different browsers and it works for me?

    You can look on page B-10 (pg 30 of pdf) of the Leviton L-101 Catalog

    Edit: Doh, your right it is not a GFCI. :( Change that...
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    What would you suggest then for a commercial...

    What would you suggest then for a commercial grade GFCI?

    BTW the model number was taken from this site



    I wasn't aware that a GFCI receptacle and a GFCI breaker are built the same. Plus,...
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    Since I'm using Square-D those are not an option,...

    Since I'm using Square-D those are not an option, and the Eaton ones I looked at are not combination AFCI far as I can tell.



    Can you provide a source for a $12 leviton 16362-HG?



    I don't...
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    The solenoid wiring is connected to it. While...

    The solenoid wiring is connected to it. While your there you should make sure it is wired correctly.
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    I was referring to using one GFCI receptacle to...

    I was referring to using one GFCI receptacle to protect downstream receptacles.
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    Check to see if the pups used the zone field...

    Check to see if the pups used the zone field wiring as a chew toy. :)



    This is typical behavior of all screw type solenoids (eg. manual activation)
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    A CAFI breaker instead of a CAFI breaker + GFCI...

    A CAFI breaker instead of a CAFI breaker + GFCI receptacles.



    1) To get both equipment and personnel protection on the entire circuit. This would be mostly for kitchen, bathrooms, garage. A...
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    It would help if you could post a pic of the...

    It would help if you could post a pic of the wiring.

    If you don't have a master valve (need to verify), then there should be no wiring to the master valve/pump terminal in the controller.

    First...
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    Some cities charge different rates for landscape...

    Some cities charge different rates for landscape water. If the city supports this type of rate structure, and you irrigate your landscape, it is in your best interest to put a second meter in.
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    So residential requires Class A protection? ...

    So residential requires Class A protection? There goes my cheap(er) solution. :(
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    CAFI = Combination Arc-Fault Circuit...

    CAFI = Combination Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupters

    Square D CAFI

    Note the bold text.


    Combination Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupters (CAFIs) expands the protection and safety that a circuit...
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    POC -> backflow protection -> meter -> then to...

    POC -> backflow protection -> meter -> then to all your service points.

    Check with your local water purveyor to be sure your meeting any local codes.
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    CAFI and GFCI Breakers

    Curious if anyone knows if a CAFI can be used to provide GFCI protection?

    I can't seem to find any definitive information that states the "combination" features of CAFI is in fact combining an...
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    Do you have a master valve?

    Do you have a master valve?
  23. Thread: TEE replacement

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    Pffffft. :p

    Pffffft. :p
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    What he said ^

    What he said ^
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    SMS (soil moisture sensors) are by far the best...

    SMS (soil moisture sensors) are by far the best approach if done correctly. Personally, I feel the best over all design will incorporate both ET and SMS.

    As far as cost goes, I wouldn't count on...
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