Wiring Replacement Rain Bird Timer
I hope someone can help, otherwise I'm back to soaker hoses. I just bought my house a few months ago. It has an underground sprinkler. The former owner took the timer, but a neighbor called her in a distant state and she said to buy a 4 station Rainbird Timer and hook red to red and black to black. I bought the Rainbird ISA-304 at Lowes. I have a 7 strand sprinkler wire in the laundry room. The timer has little screws that you're supposed to put wire under. The first one is COM. Then what do I do?
I only have a very small urban yard that I am just now planting pereenial beds in. I would be happy if the system just came on, sprinkled for a while and turned off. I don't need more than 1 zone (two is okay too).
I tried to wire the white to COM, the black to #1 and the red to #2, but nothing happened. I just looked like an idiot running from door to door listening for the sound of a sprinkler coming on (it was dark).
Can someone please help me? Thank you. ~Sheryl