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Sunday, August 5th 2007, 1:59am

Author: SprinklerGuy

Kwik-seal saddle T

I don't see any reason why not....

Saturday, August 4th 2007, 3:10am

Author: SprinklerGuy

troubleshoot Richdel 500 pri irrigation controller

Could have gotten a spike... Disconnect power to the timer....AND....remove the 9v battery...let it sit for a minute or two..then connect power again and try it......

Thursday, August 2nd 2007, 12:43am

Author: SprinklerGuy

Old Toro EL6 - not sure of problem

Or stick the screwdrvier between the green lid and the blac box..very skinny area and pry up...over and over and over...when you get the lid off..turn it over and step on the white locks really hard to break them off...I hate those things.

Thursday, August 2nd 2007, 12:41am

Author: SprinklerGuy

Hunter IC 800 Controller Issues

Back circuit board is probably fried.....replace the entire timer..i know it is harder....but do it.

Thursday, August 2nd 2007, 12:40am

Author: SprinklerGuy

Low GPM

yes the spigot can reduce the flow tremendously....3/4 pex is approx 11gpm...

Sunday, July 29th 2007, 11:28pm

Author: SprinklerGuy

Toro Super 700 heads

LOL...... I haven't seen one in awhile..but if I remember correctly the hammer helps the spray pattern immensely...

Sunday, July 29th 2007, 1:16am

Author: SprinklerGuy

3/4" elbow to funny pipe fitting?

yes it exists....it also comes in coupler form......you may need to look here at Sprinkler Warehouse or at a commercial sprinkler warehouse..good luck.

Tuesday, July 24th 2007, 12:27am

Author: SprinklerGuy

Toro Super 700 heads

Yikes.....it isn't easy to explain w/out holding them in my hand....but I'll give it a go... The nozzle turret....(top part of head that includes the nozzle) depresses down when it is unlocked....you unlock it with a flathead screwdriver on the top of the nozzle turret....you will see a "button" sort of thing with a flat head screwdriver slot....not in the middle of the nozzle...but offset...it looks like a button. Turn that left to unlock the turret....this is easiest to do while water is runni...

Saturday, July 21st 2007, 12:12am

Author: SprinklerGuy

Hunter I-20 - Head wont popup

Or It may not be getting enough water to pop up...due to an obstruction in the pipe leading to it...

Friday, July 20th 2007, 12:53am

Author: SprinklerGuy

external bleed port leaks

Try the solenoid...could be a nipple protruding from the solenoid plunger seal.....

Friday, July 20th 2007, 12:52am

Author: SprinklerGuy

Funny pipe connection/hose clamps?

Most of us don't use clamps... they make that barbed fitting.....you may need to go to an actual supply house in your area to get it.....not HD or Lowes...

Sunday, July 15th 2007, 6:02am

Author: SprinklerGuy

sprinkler calculations

They don't relate...read the chart across...the #9 puts out 5.2 gallons at 50psi In my opinion you would be better off splitting into separate zones if you can....16 heads even with number 1 nozzles will be pushing it..saddles or no saddles...1 inch poly is going to struggle. The water source is important, but you are limited by the 1 inch poly.... What are the spacings? How far apart are the heads?

Saturday, July 14th 2007, 10:43am

Author: SprinklerGuy

Imperial Valet Timer - Newbie

Do yourself a favor and call a technician... Ken Wells bought my company and he is very honest, reliable and does good work..... Email me your info...I will pass it onto him....I hesitate to post his number here....spam and all....but send me an email through this forum and I will forward to him.... The Imperials go bad after years of service...they can be repaired...but only a technician with experience will be able to differentiate between a timer problem and some valve problems...it sounds li...

Saturday, July 14th 2007, 10:40am

Author: SprinklerGuy

Leakage problem with Febco 825Y

Who knows boots...but...when I called the Watts rep in my area....he kept saying, clean the checks...clean the checks...I kept telling him that I had cleaned them... My problem was that I kept installing the check the way it had come from Watts....next time you have one apart...take a peek at them....I admit an idiot mistake.....the parts breakout helped slightly.....but it took me looking at another one and some experimentation to get it friggin right.....now I know.

Friday, July 13th 2007, 11:50pm

Author: SprinklerGuy

Shark Bite

I have used one.....no problems thus far....very spendy.... The plumbers around here don't like them....but I could see that they might be usefull in a situation where you didn't have any PEX fittings and you needed to tap the main.....they work on PEX...CPVC...and CU....I have only installed them on CU....and they are shockingly easy to work with....

Friday, July 13th 2007, 11:48pm

Author: SprinklerGuy

Leakage problem with Febco 825Y

While we are on the subject.... Tehachapi..what do you think of the Watts 009 RP? I have been installing them in areas of little clearance because they are so tiny....the last 2 I have installed I have had a problem with....one had a tiny grain of sand/dirt/stuff in the 1st check and would drip from the vent...the 2nd one had the 1st check valve installed BACKWARDS from the factory.....that dumped non stop until I figured it out.... comments?

Thursday, July 12th 2007, 11:26pm

Author: SprinklerGuy

Chosing a system

Thanks....always looking for ways to be a leg up....

Thursday, July 12th 2007, 11:25pm

Author: SprinklerGuy

compressor for wintering

I doubt you will find the compressor you are looking for the traditional way...you will need to speak with some heavy equipment companies....Ingersol Rand....etc. I think it is well worth paying the $60-$80 per year to have it done professionaly...occassionaly you will be able to find a used tow behind compressor that will suit your needs for under $5000.00....but you would never need it again....seems like a no brainer to me... Post your city/state and I will help you find a good contractor...I...

Thursday, July 12th 2007, 9:51am

Author: SprinklerGuy

Chosing a system

did he design the system as part of his proposal package? Did he charge you for this? Thanks