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Today, 7:50pm

Author: mrfixit

Several zones stay on despite system being off

It sounds like the controller's messed up. Do the valves shut off if you unplug the controller?

Today, 3:06am

Author: mrfixit

2 Zone wires shorted together?

Hire a guy with a wire tracer. It's very difficult for a pro to find a nick in a wire let alone a first timer. Even the expert might not be able to do it. Look around for bare wires. Look where the wires exit a building. Look at the wires inside the valve boxes. Are any exposed? Look along the rafters or anyplace you can see the wire looking for old splices. Sometimes rats will chew on the wire. Maybe check the wiring inside each box to see if you can narrow the problem between two boxes. This m...

Yesterday, 8:16pm

Author: mrfixit

Dead ants in controller

Good job! It sounds like it's good to go for a while longer. The only thing I ever see are black widows.

Yesterday, 8:15pm

Author: mrfixit

Valve ID

Looks like an old Orbit inline. Don't bother trying to repair it. Just replace it with an Irritrol 2500

Thursday, May 24th 2018, 2:03am

Author: mrfixit

Solenoid Issue

Sounds like a wiring problem. Maybe there's not enough amps.

Thursday, May 24th 2018, 1:59am

Author: mrfixit

Valve ID

Go to www.tinypic.com, upload your pic there then cut and paste the "forum" code to your post.

Thursday, May 24th 2018, 1:58am

Author: mrfixit

System Re-start After 6 Years, Tune Up, 6 Year Issues

That's a new one on me. Is that the valve right there? Sounds like a pump.

Wednesday, May 23rd 2018, 2:44pm

Author: mrfixit

System Re-start After 6 Years, Tune Up, 6 Year Issues

In the first video the seal is worn out and replacing it was the right thing to do. The second video you've bought Orbit sprinklers. That's not my first choice. Or second or third. I prefer the Rainbird 1800 series. That's what the old sprinkler is. It takes about 20 years for a seal to get that bad. Be careful to not buy Rainbird sure pops just because they're less money. You might have gotten some debris in the new sprinkler. It looks like it's popped up enough to seal. It's just a crappy spri...

Tuesday, May 22nd 2018, 8:18pm

Author: mrfixit

One zone operates regardless of which zone is selected

Disconnect the number 3 wire from the controller and start a zone. Does number 3 still come on? Do you have a master valve?

Monday, May 21st 2018, 10:34pm

Author: mrfixit

Burst Pipe??

Click on the video I posted and you'll be enlightened.

Monday, May 21st 2018, 1:57pm

Author: mrfixit

Burst Pipe??

Video It's a fairly simple job. There are a variety of videos. Look around. If you have enough pipe to work with you'll only need one coupler. If you need to splice in a piece you'll need two couplers and a piece of tubing. My advice on getting the coupler onto the pipe is, rock it back n forth pushing as hard as you can without bending the pipe.

Monday, May 21st 2018, 1:50pm

Author: mrfixit

1 zone won't pop up completely

I'm not convinced it's fixed. Time will tell. It might stop working soon.

Sunday, May 20th 2018, 1:59pm

Author: mrfixit

Running two zones simultaneously

Just hook the wires together. Supposing you want zone 6 and 8 to run at the same time. Just move the 6 wire and combine it with 8 at the controller. I know the I-Core has many features. There might be a way to program it to run two zones at once. You'll have to read the manual. Something in the back of my mind is telling me I heard that it can run two stations at once. hmm. I'll read the manual. Well I sped read it. It says you can run up to 5 valves at the same time in manual mode. I didn't see...

Sunday, May 20th 2018, 12:12am

Author: mrfixit

How Can i find repair kit???

It says 1" on that cap but that doesn't mean the adapter's 1". Could be 3/4. The pipes below make it look like 3/4. Either take it with you to an irrigation supply store or post another pic showing the threads of the valve adapter after you unscrew it.

Saturday, May 19th 2018, 2:33pm

Author: mrfixit

Water coming through pipe under Sprinkler

There's a good chance it's only leaking out of one head. It just means it's a slower leak. If it's coming out of two or more heads there's more water getting past the valve. Some valves are easy to repair, some aren't. If you want to give it a shot, post a pic of the valve. Go to www.tinypic.com, upload your picture there then cut and paste the "forum" code to your post. I'll give you my advice if you should call someone or not. Just call a sprinkler guy and not a plumber or a gardener or landsc...

Saturday, May 19th 2018, 1:46pm

Author: mrfixit

Water coming through pipe under Sprinkler

If it's a 24 hour a day leak then the valve which runs that are needs serviced. Water can't get to the sprinklers unless it gets past the valve.

Saturday, May 19th 2018, 1:21pm

Author: mrfixit

How Can i find repair kit???

You wont find a rebuild kit for that valve. It's a crappy valve anyway. Just replace the whole black part. What's the valve doing or not doing? Maybe the screw that holds the seat washer in place broke off. If so, flush it out. Just unscrew the cap in pic two then unscrew the whole black part. Buy the appropriate sized valve adapter and replace. It looks like a 1" but verify. It's a 5 minute job. Just be careful while unscrewing not to break the plastic pipes underneath. Use two wrenches. There ...

Saturday, May 19th 2018, 2:30am

Author: mrfixit

How Can i find repair kit???

Go to www.tinypic.com. Upload your pic there then cut and paste the "forum" code to your post. Then I can help you.

Friday, May 18th 2018, 11:00pm

Author: mrfixit

Irritrol 2500 not shutting off

Is that valve on a drip line? Try disconnecting the timer wire to that valve. Is the controller sending a partial signal to the valve while the time is off? Maybe it's time to replace the valve with a 2500.