So my irrigation system has 4 cables which each contain 6 bundled wires. To make things worse, the 6 bundled wires are the same color between the four cables (red, green, blue, yellow, white, black) and all have the same sheathing color. I'm going to be replacing and relocating the controller, but in the interim due to the way the wiring is routed, I will need to disconnect and re route all wires, so it will be very difficult to keep which one is which straight.
I could individually label each one, but this sounds like a massive pain -- and possibly not reliable because no matter how I attach the labels, it's highly probable at least one would slip off the wire as it is being pulled through interstitial space in the walls.
I could just "test" each wire when it's done. I know in each bundle the colored wires go to sprinkler heads while the white is the common wire, but this sounds like a pain in the butt.
Does anyone have a good way to keep track of these wires?