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How to troubleshoot a timer not operating valves

Here is a guide to troubleshooting your system when the sprinklers aren’t turning on, even though the timer says they’re running. There can be a few different possible causes when this issue occurs. First, we need to be sure the sprinkler wire from the valve(s) is fully inserted in the terminal. You will want to…Read More »

How to Wire a Timer

Each valve should have two wires coming off of the solenoid. One wire will be connected to a common wire (usually a white-colored wire) along with every other valve. The common wire is attached to the COM terminal on the timer (there are multiple common terminals, it doesn’t matter which it goes in). The second…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 »

Indexing Valves

If you have an Indexing Valve and are wanting to use it with a B-hyve timer or an Orbit Underground Timer, then this article will help with wiring and programming. There are two methods to wire and program an indexing valve – Multiple Start Time Method – Jumper Wires Method * Please note that if…Read More »

How do I wire my Master Valve or Pump to my timer?

Many systems will have a master valve or a pump that needs to be turned on to allow the water to get to your valves. You should have two wires coming off of this valve/relay. One wire will go to the terminal labeled Pump, and the other wire will go into the common (C). Note: Any…Read More »