I have a 4-zone sprinkler system. I had a construction crew at my house, and it appears they cut 1 of the 5 wires before pouring new concrete on top. Therefore, only 3 of the 4 sprinkler zones work.
Short of tearing out lots of concrete to find the cut wire, I cannot repair the wire. I tried letting 2 zones share one wire, but I don't have enough water pressure to support 2 zones at the same time.
The only thing I can think of is that I might be able to install the timer outside, underground in the box with the solenoid valves. I have a few questions...
Is this a feasible idea? If so, how should I do it?
Are there any companies that make waterproof, underground timers specifically for this purpose? If not, can I use a "regular" timer that I put in a box?
Where do I convert from 110V to low voltage? In the house or in the box? The four good wires are typical sprinkler wires (18 gauge?). Can this handle 110 AC electricity? Or should I use be using the "black box" to convert to low-voltage before using the sprinkler wire.
Timer | ------------------ 1 cut wire ---------------- | underground box
in house | ================= 4 good wires =============== | with valves