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Sunday, January 14th 2018, 11:22am

Author: Wet_Boots

PR Off-replaced with new unit, still nothing

Time to check on the system wiring. A simple multimeter can be used to take resistance readings (controller off, of course) of the zone valve wiring.

Sunday, January 14th 2018, 11:19am

Author: Wet_Boots

controller box is in "off" position but the system comes on at regular time

those "dial" type controllers can get a little erratic when the switch contacts get old - try activating a cycle and seeing if you can switch it off with the dial

Sunday, January 14th 2018, 11:16am

Author: Wet_Boots

Garden bed saturated

Check the controller wiring to make certain that the wet zone isn't wired to the Master Valve.

Wednesday, January 3rd 2018, 1:10pm

Author: Wet_Boots

rainbird solenoid failure

If you forever swore off a manufacturer because of a problem with a head or valve or controller, there would soon be no one left to buy from.

Wednesday, January 3rd 2018, 1:07pm

Author: Wet_Boots

antisiphon valve hiccup/surging...

Modern spring-loaded sprinkler heads can force water back at the antisyphon valves when a zone shuts off, even when the valves are more than a foot higher in elevation than the heads. This will result in some spillage at the valves, but it is not considered a failure of the valve or of the system design.

Thursday, December 21st 2017, 6:36pm

Author: Wet_Boots

RE: Help with valve identification

Quoted from "geekguy" See attached pic. Can anyone identify this 6 valve unit? I can't find any make or model. It works except one zone doesn't completely shut off. We can't identify any images that are not uploaded to the internet. Visit tinypic.com and upload your photo, and bring back the Forum Code to paste into the message box.

Wednesday, December 13th 2017, 6:54am

Author: Wet_Boots

Valve Locations

It might be more practical to simply copy the old technique for documenting buried water well locations, which was to take measurements to the two nearest corners of the house, making a triangle that will allow anyone with a tape measure to pinpoint a valve box. Another practical no-high-tech-required idea is to use larger valve boxes. While I realize it is Texas custom to put each valve into its own tiny round box, as opposed to systems with large rectangular boxes holding half a dozen valves, ...

Tuesday, December 12th 2017, 6:43pm

Author: Wet_Boots

NEWB: new sprinkler system design

You might rework your designs to employ agricultural drip irrigation, and get the quietest operation possible. As far as the pump goes, forget the eBay toy and use a small sump pump. They already come with a float switch, so they won't pump your source dry.

Tuesday, December 12th 2017, 6:32am

Author: Wet_Boots

Valve Locations

Is there a reason that your valve placements would not be visible to the naked eye?

Sunday, December 10th 2017, 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.