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    hello, i have recently purchase a home and i'm trying to get the automatic sprinkler to work. my question is this? what posistion do the valves need to be at when programing my stations should they be at on or off ? also the smaller valves on top of the diapram should that be turn on or off, when i turn them on my sprinklers come on so i'm guessing they should be turn off. i need help please

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    Quote Originally Posted by lahie View Post
    hello, i have recently purchase a home and i'm trying to get the automatic sprinkler to work. my question is this? what posistion do the valves need to be at when programing my stations should they be at on or off ? also the smaller valves on top of the diapram should that be turn on or off, when i turn them on my sprinklers come on so i'm guessing they should be turn off. i need help please
    I'm not a sprinkler tech, but all the valves I've used over 35 years need to be in the position that makes them not be on in "manual" mode, which means they wait for voltage to the solenoid to turn them on. I would not call that being "off" though, just the normal (ready) mode. So your last staement sounds correct to me. I've used Genie, Orbit, Hunter, Orbit, Rainbird and Toro.
    I am definitely not a pro plumber, but I am a pro crastinator

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    Quote Originally Posted by lahie View Post
    hello, i have recently purchase a home and i'm trying to get the automatic sprinkler to work. my question is this? what posistion do the valves need to be at when programing my stations should they be at on or off ? also the smaller valves on top of the diapram should that be turn on or off, when i turn them on my sprinklers come on so i'm guessing they should be turn off. i need help please
    thank you very much

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