Sprinklers are perfect way to keep the lawn nice and green, but you also have to think about not over watering the lawn, and conserving water. There’s no better way to do this than with a sprinkler timer. Sprinkler systems can use many components that will control the flow of the water. Usually plastic piping will connect the water supply to electric valves and the sprinkler. The middle of the system is usually where you will find the sprinkler timer, and there you can control when and how often the system will activate. Below you will find how to properly hook the timer up.
Search around on the outside for an electrical outlet. This outlet should be able to sustain 110 volts. This is important because this is where the system will be plugged in. And most systems need at least 110 volts of electricity to function properly. Try picking a location close to irrigation valves in your system.
You will want to install the timer about the outlet. It will need to be on a flat surface. If you do not have a good location you may have to invest in buying that will a flat board that will allow the timer to be flat.
Next locate your irrigation valves. You will need to take the wires from the sprinkler timer and insert them into the valves. There are usually two wires; you can connect either one to the valves.
Then you will connect the wire from the sprinkler timer to the wire leads on the valves. Irrigation wire consists of several individual wire strands of various colors sheathed in a single insulated cable. The wires are usually color coordinated. One will include one white wire and the other is colorful wires depending on how many valves you are connecting. The white wire connects to the bundle of wires, which will connect the valves all together. Connect the colorful wiring to the remaining protruding wires from the valves. Try to stick to using only one color a valve.
Find the wire connection on your sprinkler timer, and then connect the irrigation wires. Then connect the white wire to its port. The other colorful wires can be put in any order. The timer will number valves 1 to 4 and will turn on in the order you connect them to the clock.
Set your sprinkler timer to come on during the day you want it to come on. You may want to set it for when there is not a lot of activity on your lawn.