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Yesterday, 8:18am

Author: Wet_Boots

Old Hunter Pro C (2001) dosent recognize stations

Did you swap module positions? If you do go with a replacement, there are still controllers with no modules, including a newer no-modules series of Pro-C controllers.

Monday, December 4th 2017, 4:10am

Author: Wet_Boots

Do you recognize this valve model?

Quoted from "mrfixit" Boots doesn't care about what people's questions are. That Hunter valve is an excellent valve and can be bought where you want to shop. You missed the fact that this person posted on another forum, and received the recommendation of the 2400. Hunter's PGV is by default their perennial design, the earlier SRV and later HPV having been discontinued. Irritrol is the marathon runner of valve designs, their perennials from the bought-out Richdel company having been in continuou...

Sunday, December 3rd 2017, 4:28pm

Author: Wet_Boots

Do you recognize this valve model?

Replace all of the valves with one of the perennial designs (like the Irritrol 2400) and call it job done.

Sunday, December 3rd 2017, 12:42pm

Author: Wet_Boots

1 inch service line 3/4 inch meter

Meters often come with different monthly charges, and bigger is always more costly. Trust me, you absolutely did not pay for perpetual usage of your 'lost' meter. Moreover, if you consult the pressure loss tables for various meter sizes, you will find that the flow rate of 16-18 gpm is a fine fit for a 3/4-inch meter. All your worries are over a pressure loss of less than 5 psi - less than 3 psi at 16 gpm

Friday, December 1st 2017, 6:19am

Author: Wet_Boots

1 inch service line 3/4 inch meter

Meters do not have to match the pipe size. It is very likely that your new meter will not have the same maximum flow capability as the older meter, but your design was nowhere even close to that number (50 gpm is the generic given maximum flow number for a 1 inch meter) Since you do have a meter in place, there is absolutely no possible reason you can't perform a flow-and-pressure test, especially as most of these new meters are capable of displaying a flow number all on their own.

Thursday, November 30th 2017, 9:44am

Author: Wet_Boots

1 inch service line 3/4 inch meter

Did the sprinkler system stop working?

Tuesday, November 28th 2017, 1:55pm

Author: Wet_Boots

Pressure vacuum breaker downstream of a solenoid?

The 420XL has the same basic internal design as the 720A, so it will have similar damage resistance from pressurizing cycles.

Saturday, November 25th 2017, 1:46pm

Author: Wet_Boots

Pressure vacuum breaker downstream of a solenoid?

Any type of vacuum breaker has to be higher than the highest head or pipe on the sprinkler system. If it takes a "downstream" location to get that elevation difference, you could try that unusual configuration, but in that event, do yourself a favor and use a Wilkins 720A PVB, due to its unique internal configuration resisting premature failure of the internal rubber parts from the continuing on and off pressurizing that a PVB in general was not designed to endure.

Thursday, November 23rd 2017, 8:08am

Author: Wet_Boots

Delivery drop in bifurcated line

First thing you do is run the numbers. Turn your situation into a math problem and do the math.

Tuesday, November 21st 2017, 5:21pm

Author: Wet_Boots

Mainline for drip irrigation repairs

Check the pressure? Buy a pressure gauge.

Tuesday, November 21st 2017, 5:20pm

Author: Wet_Boots

Hookup Order - Backflow->Regulator->Filter->Valve

Some filters are not durable enough to withstand water hammer from a valve downstream of them, so the safest configuration is what gets recommended.

Monday, November 6th 2017, 7:52pm

Author: Wet_Boots

Getting the right pressure

The point where you want to know the dynamic pressure is where the system supply taps off the main line feeding the house. Note that even though that specific point is the key, your actual point of connection for the pressure gauge can be somewhere else downstream, so long as there isn't any water flowing between the gauge and your tap-off point.

Friday, November 3rd 2017, 6:26pm

Author: Wet_Boots

Buzzing Control Valve

Solenoids buzz sometimes. Sometimes loudly. It is not a danger.

Friday, November 3rd 2017, 6:24pm

Author: Wet_Boots

Winterizing question

Proper answers are location specific. Nothing you have shown is fit for a truly cold climate.

Thursday, November 2nd 2017, 8:53am

Author: Wet_Boots

Install leak detection system before backfilling the main water line T-joint

If your "T-joint" is a waterworks-quality brass compression fitting, then don't worry about it. If you cheaped out on your supply connection, then back up, and do it over again with quality materials.

Tuesday, October 31st 2017, 1:29pm

Author: Wet_Boots

Winterizing question

Show us a photo of the round cover. If it has a 5-sided bolt head visible, you can get keys for those.

Tuesday, October 31st 2017, 1:29pm

Author: Wet_Boots

Low Voltage Lighting Question

Are there any primary-connection options? Some lighting transformers might have a split-wired primary to accommodate input voltages slightly higher or lower than norm. All said and done, upgrading your output wiring is the simplest approach.

Tuesday, October 31st 2017, 9:24am

Author: Wet_Boots

Getting the right pressure

Do some more testing and get those dynamic pressures - that's plural, because you should be able to create a table of flow rates matched up with supply pressures.

Tuesday, October 31st 2017, 9:21am

Author: Wet_Boots

Winterizing question

There should be another shutoff valve upstream of this assembly, the idea being to have the ability to remove and replace said assembly. If you can find it, there might also be an air connection to go with it.

Sunday, October 29th 2017, 8:36am

Author: Wet_Boots

60 Degree Bend

change your plan - stick to conventional tees and ells