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The last 10 posts

Sunday, September 23rd 2012, 12:28pm

by Wet_Boots

Find the valve and operate it manually, without use of the controller.

Sunday, September 23rd 2012, 9:47am

by Al W. (Guest)

My inground sprinklers won't blow out or spray water in zone 4

My inground sprinklers won't blow out or spray water in zone 4. They were working earlyer this summer & I recently discoverd this. If tried to blow them out & they wont pop up. any suggestions? Thanks

Tuesday, October 4th 2011, 10:06am

by Wet_Boots

You may find it worth the expense and maintenance to have a compressor with an iron pump that takes oil - they figure to outlast the "oil-less" types.

Tuesday, October 4th 2011, 6:55am

by wsommariva

Hard to tell since I had blown the lines somewhat with two other weak compressors. My longest run is only about 90 feet of 3/4" poly. Wet boots suggested a 10 gallon for my purposes. I got the 15 gallon.

When I connected the 15 gallon, it took just a minute or two to blow out the remaining mist. BTW it's a 200 psi unit.

Monday, October 3rd 2011, 6:59pm

by grey

How long did it take for to blow a zone with longest run?

Sunday, October 2nd 2011, 6:04pm

by wsommariva

Campbell Hausfeld HJ300100DI - Lowe's. $199. Hose and fittings extra $30

Sunday, October 2nd 2011, 4:30pm

by grey

what model did you get?

Sunday, October 2nd 2011, 2:56pm

by wsommariva

I went out and bought a 15 gallon compressor for $235. Very nice machine. Easy to set to 60 psi. Blew out all lines until I was blowing air.

I'll need to rig up a fitting for my pvc, but I have a year to figure that out.

Have a good winter everyone.

Sunday, October 2nd 2011, 7:03am

by wsommariva

Ok I will wait until all water mist is gone and I'm blowing air. I do have Toro valves and use the controller to open.

I wish I had a bigger compressor but what I have works; just takes time.

I'll try to rig up a better fitting to lose less air.

Thanks everyone, I'll be done by noon.

Saturday, October 1st 2011, 6:21pm

by Wet_Boots

get a compressor with a tank - nothing else can be trusted for a home unit - 10 gallon minimum, more is better - the tank does most of the work

you must see all the heads popped up and blowing air - if you have Toro valves, figure on having to use the controller alone to activate the zones

also, set the pressure at 60 psi tops - and you don't use an air hose - use a garden hose, so airflow is not restricted