OpenSprinkler Forums Hardware Questions OpenSprinkler Pi (OSPi) OSPi running fine but valves are Buzzing/chattering?

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    Anonymous
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    I had to do some repairs to my system, and just happened to be working in one of my valve boxes when I heard the valve open. There is no water pressure to this valve, so I didn’t worry about it. However the valve was making a pretty loud chattering sound (Hunter Valve). I then tried a few other valves in the system. They also were making noise, more of a buzzing sound, and quieter (Irritrol Valves), but they seem to open and operate the system normally. Is this normal, and I just never noticed it before, or do I have some sort of power issue?

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    Ray
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    Buzzing noise is normal, because the 24VAC is at 60Hz, which is a fairly low frequency and can result in chattering noise.

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OpenSprinkler Forums Hardware Questions OpenSprinkler Pi (OSPi) OSPi running fine but valves are Buzzing/chattering?