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Monday, March 26th 2007, 2:43pm

by Dick

Guess I need to call a repairman...I am lost with all this. Appreciate your help, but just don't understand the lingo or layout.
Guess that's why I do what I do, and sprinkler people do what they do...

Thanks for all your help.

Sunday, March 25th 2007, 10:23pm

by Wet_Boots

Is there any backflow preventer on this system? A BP is one point where a testcock or drain could be opened.

Sunday, March 25th 2007, 3:02pm

by jmduke7

What Boots means is to open a valve, or something in line to relieve the pressure and amount of water in the main line. If you do not know of any, try opening a valve (one of your electric control valves) manually. You can do this by twisting the solenoid on your valve or the manual external bleed (if available on your make / model) and that will relieve any pressure in the line. Although it is not as thorough as a drain, it should suffice.

Sunday, March 25th 2007, 2:40pm

by Dick

I've shut the system off at the box near the curb (two spigets). I do not understand what you are saying when you mention "open a drain"?

Sorry, I am a novice, and very much appreciate your help...

Dick

Sunday, March 25th 2007, 1:58pm

by Wet_Boots

Electric shutoff (controller) is meaningless. Think mechanical. Shut off the flow of water into the system, and open a drain.

Sunday, March 25th 2007, 1:51pm

by jmduke7

When you say " box" what do you mean? Is it the controller that you are referring too, or the valve box where the shut off valve is located?

Sunday, March 25th 2007, 11:36am

by Dick

Be my, by me, whatever...sorry. It was that 2nd glass of red that didi it.

Sunday, March 25th 2007, 11:35am

by Dick

Sorry for the typo...should have read "be my" instead by me....

Sunday, March 25th 2007, 10:58am

by Dick

Thanks folks...will try letting it dry for another couple of days, and see what happens. Can I assume by your replies, that it could indeed by my sprinkler system, EVEN WITH THE SYSTEM SHUT DOWN AT THE BOX?

Sunday, March 25th 2007, 7:06am

by Wet_Boots

A sprinkler shutoff valve could have a slow leak, so turning the handle wouldn't accomplish anything. You'd also need to open a drain on the system, so that water could drip out, upstream of the pipes in the yard.