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How far can I run sprinkler wire

With the Orbit Branded 7-Strand sprinkler wire (50 ft.), the wire strand is 50 feet in length, and each wire will adequately handle one solenoid valve up to a maximum distance of 800 feet. Other brands of sprinkler wire may come in different gauges, but ours is 18-gauge. If you are working with a different size…Read More »

Installing a Rain Sensor

You’ll want to mount the rain sensor where it will be exposed to direct, unobstructed rainfall (but away from sprinkler spray), as close as possible to the Orbit device. If using a wired sensor, this will cause the wire run to be shorter, minimizing the possibility of wire breaks. The mounting location should be taken…Read More »

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