The Purpose of the Common Wire in an Irrigation System

Every irrigation has a common wire that connects all of the solenoids together and in most cases it is a black wire, as this is the colour most commonly used.

The common wire is found in the ‘c’ terminal and is vital to the systems operation.

If a common wire gets cut then all of the solenoids that it connects together will be out of action.

Its usual to have one strand of multi core wire serving the front of a house and another strand serving the rear, so if you find that all of your rear solenoids have stopped working then chances are your common wire will have been cut or broken.

From there it just a matter of tracking it and repairing it.

Installing Irrigation in Established Lawn in Two Rocks

It’s what we do.

We can often get a whole house done in a day, like this one up in Two Rocks that we did this week.

If you have an established lawn then our trencher will cut thru it and we will get the new system installed neatly and quickly. We can supply soil to fill those trenches and get everything looking clean and tidy at the end.

 

So if you’re looking for a new system then give us a call! Generally we will discuss the project with you on the phone, give you a ballpark price range and then if we are working from the same budget then we will come out and meet you onsite to talk thru the job more carefully and work out what you need.