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Today, 2:03am

Author: mrfixit

no AC message. Trying to rewire controller

Usually the common wire is white. Are you sure the black and the white wire aren't mixed up? Have you pressed that reset button to see if the power comes back on? It might and then the wiring or a solenoid is shorting it out again. I worked on one today where the number 1 solenoid blew the fuse. Which in your case would show no A/C. Can you test the a/c terminals to see if there's 24 volts? Do you have a master valve because there's a wire hooked up to it? The speaker looking wires are probably ...

Sunday, October 15th 2017, 11:03am

Author: mrfixit

Adjust distance

That nozzle is a 30 foot throw. They have 20 footers and 10 footers. Those are not adjustable. This nozzle is adjustable Toro Stream Nozzle. Keep in mind that the adjustable nozzle uses more water than the one you have installed now and might not go as far. The streams are thicker. I've used them many times. They work great.

Saturday, October 14th 2017, 1:16pm

Author: mrfixit

Drainage Advice

If your pipes are in the floor there might be a leak inside your house. I've seen exactly what you've described a couple of times from leaky copper pipes under the floor. Try shutting the water off where it enters the house and see if the meter still indicates a leak.

Monday, October 2nd 2017, 4:14pm

Author: mrfixit

Low flow improves with open bleed screw

Maybe the solenoid plunger is rusty or has debris in there keeping it from opening up.

Sunday, October 1st 2017, 11:05pm

Author: mrfixit

Low flow improves with open bleed screw

I don't know which model Champion actuator you have but a new diaphragm should fix you up. Champion's out of business but if you look around you can find what you need. The 800 series diaphragm should work on the large brass actuator. Maybe you can post a pic. Go to www.tinypic.com, upload your pic then cut and paste the "forum" code to your post. champion diaphragms I've bought from this guy.

Saturday, September 23rd 2017, 4:05pm

Author: mrfixit

Can you buy flex pipe by the foot?

There's no way of knowing if that's the same pipe. It's hard to tell if it's the same without a link. Did you mean funny pipe? Did you mean flex pvc pipe? Poly pipe?

Saturday, September 23rd 2017, 4:03pm

Author: mrfixit

Identifying old Rainbird valve/replacing solenoid

Yep we need a pic of the valve. Go to www.tinypic.com, upload your pic there then cut and paste the "forum" code to your post. The pic will magically appear.

Friday, September 22nd 2017, 6:21pm

Author: mrfixit

Can you buy flex pipe by the foot?

Can you post a link to the flex pipe so we know exactly what you mean?

Monday, September 18th 2017, 11:39pm

Author: mrfixit

Need help selecting nozzles for sidewalk lawn strips

You're never going to cover that correctly the way the heads are spaced out. If you don't mind watering the street go with the 15U's throughout. 8ft and I guarantee you'll make the brown spots bigger. Where I live we have a sprinkler Nazi patrolling the streets giving people tickets for watering the street. I'm not joking. This guy gets 68k a year to look for people watering on the wrong day or whatever he can find. I should gone for that job. He picks his hours. Sometimes 3 am.

Monday, September 18th 2017, 8:32pm

Author: mrfixit

Help with identifying Hardie valve

If you use a telescoping coupling make sure it's extended all the way. I've seen those installed where once the water's turned on the coupling expands and stresses out the manifold.

Monday, September 18th 2017, 12:15pm

Author: mrfixit

Irritrol 12 zone acting strange.. help, pls!

Ok, I've found over the years that whatever the homeowner tells me is almost always not correct. So I'm running with the idea that zone 12 has nothing to do with it. Look to see if the guy didn't turn the shut off valve back on all the way after he installed zone 12. Is the shut off very old? Maybe it broke. Also check the water meter to make sure it's on all the way. Also look for a pressure regulator that may have broke causing low pressure in all the valves.

Sunday, September 17th 2017, 9:50pm

Author: mrfixit

Help with identifying Hardie valve

That's a HR1 valve Just swapping out the diaphragm doesn't always work on that valve. Sometimes you need a retrofit kit. But try the diaphragm might work. Your call. You could put a diaphragm in there from another working valve to see if that fixes it. Also it might now work with that Orbit solenoid.

Saturday, September 16th 2017, 8:37pm

Author: mrfixit

Union on supply side?

Well it looks good for you first attempt. =)

Saturday, September 16th 2017, 5:12pm

Author: mrfixit

Union on supply side?

I must have misunderstood something. So what are you planning on doing with that union? I don't see where it does anything where it's situated.

Friday, September 15th 2017, 12:55pm

Author: mrfixit

Union on supply side?

I don't see why not. So one union before the manifold and one union after each valve. I'm not a huge fan of unions but I live where we have really high water pressure. I measured 160 recently at a residence. Sometimes unions leak if not installed just so. But over all they're very reliable. Go for it.

Tuesday, September 12th 2017, 9:46pm

Author: mrfixit

One Zone Pressure is Low

Either the valve isn't coming on all the way or there's a leak. If you have poly pipes then maybe the line's pinched somewhere between where the one heads working and the next one's not. You can turn the nozzle off to each sprinkler head then turn the valve back on to force a leak to show itself.

Wednesday, September 6th 2017, 8:11pm

Author: mrfixit

Replace Entire Valve or Find Similar Parts for Old Rain Bird

The valve adapter will screw right into the old body if you wish. I'm not sure about the other side though. It might fit. I'll need a pic of your existing valve to give advice on how to install the new one. Go to www.tinypic.com, upload the pic there then copy and paste the "forum code" to your post here and the pic will magically appear.

Wednesday, September 6th 2017, 2:01pm

Author: mrfixit

Irritrol 12 zone acting strange.. help, pls!

I recommend you call another guy. I've never made one of my customers wait 2 weeks if they're system wont come on. Not even 1 week. I make them a priority. It's probably something simple. It's impossible to tell from here what's happening. Especially during the summer when it doesn't get dark til after 7. There's always an extra hour somewhere. What you're describing isn't a usual complaint about one valve not working unless you turn another one on manually. Usually when a whole batch of sprinkl...