Wire Slack for Service
All connections and splices in the red/blue two-wire path (IDWIRE) must be made with DBRY-6 or equal waterproof connectors.
Whenever a splice or connection is made, it is important to leave adequate slack in the wires. Leave 5 ft/1.5 m slack to prevent contraction of the wire from damaging the connections, and to allow the splices to be removed from the valve box for service or inspection.
Wire slack may be coiled neatly or around the inside of the valve box.
Decoder-to-Solenoid connections may be made with standard DBY or equal waterproof connectors. These require only 30V or similar ratings but still require slack and strain relief.