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at the timer you have a hot wire going out to each valve, which then connects into a common wire.

 

all the valves share the same common wire, and im assuming its nothing but a ground to complete the circuit.

 

we just put in a second timer and because of how my yard is laid out and what wires i already ran it would be much easier for me if i could put the new valves on the new timer's hot wire, but on the old timer's common wire.

 

im curious if there is any problem with connecting a valve to power through one timer, and grounding it through another timer.

 

 

(didnt we used to have an electricity subforum?)

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at the timer you have a hot wire going out to each valve, which then connects into a common wire.

 

all the valves share the same common wire, and im assuming its nothing but a ground to complete the circuit.

 

we just put in a second timer and because of how my yard is laid out and what wires i already ran it would be much easier for me if i could put the new valves on the new timer's hot wire, but on the old timer's common wire.

 

im curious if there is any problem with connecting a valve to power through one timer, and grounding it through another timer.

 

 

(didnt we used to have an electricity subforum?)

 

My friend said that you can do that as long as you tie a wire from the old timers ground to the new timers ground. All the grounds can be common.

 

Thats all I know.

 

Bee

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