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What is the question about the sprinkler controller?

Posted on Apr 19, 2015

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    Kaye Day Apr 19, 2015

    Connect “Reset” contact momentarily with the tip of a flat bladed screwdriver. The display will blink; controller is reset to default program. See pg 3

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    Kaye Day Apr 19, 2015

    microprocessor has stopped

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    Kaye Day Apr 19, 2015

    pg 20



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I have Intermatic sprinkler model T8845pv. I want to set it for daily watering in only one of 8 zones. When I remove the gold pins in the main dial and locate the zone I want to water, it waters the...

Intermatic sprinkler timers are 24 hour repeat cycle, with day-skipper option.
The timer does not change zones. The timer just turns ON-and-OFF at scheduled times.
Each tripper represents 12-15 minutes of watering. And then the timer circuit turns OFF.
When timer circuit turns OFF, the sprinkler system is designed to advance to next zone each time.
So when the timer circuit turns OFF and then turns ON again, your sprinkler control starts watering the next zone. This is the way sprinkler systems are designed.

If you had a sprinkler system with 1 zone, or could change your sprinkler system to 1 zone on certain days, then the timer would turn that zone on-off each time.
Call a local sprinkler company and see if they have a dual control or some solution >> but sprinkler controls are outside my area of expertise. I am timer expert.

You could solve problem with two separate sprinkler systems, but that would require two timers. I have never seen a 2-channel sprinkler timer. There are electronic two-channel timers that can handle two different programming schedules with minimum 1 minute on-off, and these timers can cost a few hundred dollars up to thousands, PLUS cost of the dual sprinkler system. Add a comment and let me know if two-channel timers are something you want information on.

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I have misplaced my manual for the 24-hour timer, and I want to make sure I am using the "tripper" clips appropriately: do I place one in each slot that I want the sprinkler zone to run--and...

This device is simply a 24 hour timer. It has a special enclosure classified as "Rain Tight" that helps prevent rain from entering - as water from a hose directed at it would enter the enclosure causing damage to the timer.

It is NOT a timer designed to operate a traditional pop-up sprinkler system. Those timing devices allow water to flow into the lawn sprinkler system and spray out from a certain area of sprinklers for a predetermined amount of time, then switches this area or zone off and turns on the next. This continues until all zones have watered the area where sprinklers have been installed.

The device you are asking about simply switches power on and off to one load. It can not control multiple loads - or as in your case "zones". You would install ON trippers at the time of day on the yellow time disc when the load would be ON and install OFF tripper when the load should be turned OFF. If the load were a light, you could turn this light on and off many times a day - dependent only on how many ON and OFF trippers you installed on the yellow time disc.

A sprinkler timer must be selected instead. This will allow you to select the number of days between watering, will operate many zones, control of how long the water is to remain on to each zone, detect if it has recently rained or if it is currently raining, etc. One is pictured below:

I hope this helps. If you have additional questions or comments, please provide the manufacturer's name AND the exact model number of the timer you are talking about. Good luck. Please rate my reply. Thank you.

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How do you wire, wires from sprinkler to unit and wire from power

You posted under R8806 Intermatic sprinkler timer:

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You did not say if timer is 120Volt or 240Volt.
This information is on the door.

R8806P101 is 240Volt timer has 4 terminals from left to right. 1-2-3-4
240V Hot wires from breaker connect to terminals 1 and 3
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R88 series 120Volt timer has same terminals as above.
120V Black hot wire from breaker connect to terminal 1
White neutral wire from breaker box connects to terminal 3
Black wire going to pump connects to terminal 2
White wire going to pump connects to terminal 4

Fixya also offers live phone support for a price.
Fixya phone expert can answer your questions by asking which timer you have and what circuit you are trying to control.

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