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Tuesday, February 17th 2015, 8:18am

Author: irrigirl

Low Pressure On One Zone

Okay, does it have low pressure when activated by the timer and when you activate it manually at the valve? Or just when by the timer?

Tuesday, February 17th 2015, 8:16am

Author: irrigirl

AntiSiphon

That's probably what it was, if no other explanation. I'm not sure if it does control a drip. I was just curious because I had no idea! But I will know for next time, thank you!

Monday, February 16th 2015, 2:31pm

Author: irrigirl

AntiSiphon

Just had an odd customer situation... Multiple 311A Irritrol valves. One of them sounds like it is loudly blowing out air from the anti-siphon side? But does not leak after or during valve run. Any clue??

Monday, February 16th 2015, 8:22am

Author: irrigirl

Low Pressure On One Zone

How old is the valve? Is the flow control open, if there is one?

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 8:26am

Author: irrigirl

Program won't start after turning system off during rainy period

When you turned off the controller, did you move the bottom switch to OFF or did you unplug/shut off the power. How did you know the battery was dead? Did you have a blank screen? When you take the battery out, do you get a blank screen, or do you still have the time? And how old is the controller (should be a date behind the battery)? Last question: Do you have a multimeter at home?

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 8:19am

Author: irrigirl

Help! New to irrigation maintenance and repair

If you want to see which valves water which areas: Go to the valve boxes, turn a solenoid to the left. This will mechanically open a valve without timer activation. See what area the heads pop up in. Write it down. Turn the solenoid back to the right hand tight to close the valve. Move on to the rest of the valves. All of the valves should work while you are doing this (Note that if you have drip irrigation, you may need to walk to that area to see if it is watering) To see which zones the timer...

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 8:18am

Author: irrigirl

Programming

There is usually a way to set that. With the interval schedule, you can usually tell the sprinkler what day its on so that the fourteenth day ends up on Tuesday. An example of a good timer that can give you that is the Irritrol Raindial.

Friday, January 9th 2015, 8:42am

Author: irrigirl

Water Presure

Have you checked for a filter? What model and brand are your heads? And can you figure out which nozzle you have.

Tuesday, December 30th 2014, 8:31am

Author: irrigirl

Need Assistance with Diagnosing multiple zones not coming on

Did you measure the continuity with your multimeter by.. Removing the common wire from the timer, setting your meter to 200 ohms, and testing between the common and each station on the circuit board? If the timer is putting out voltage, you probably have a broken common wire. You would need to measure for ohms to determine this, like Wetboots brought up. This test is different than measuring voltage. This video isn't the best but explains how to do the different tests: https://www.youtube.com/wa...

Friday, December 5th 2014, 12:43pm

Author: irrigirl

Richdel 1" 713APR Solenoid , Bonnet and Diaphram

Thank you for the clarification Wetboots. And thank both of you for all the answers!

Friday, December 5th 2014, 9:54am

Author: irrigirl

I have a leak and just found out I might have a sprinkler system

Any system over ten years old may start having problems like failing valves and sprinkler heads. If you want to avoid them failing one by one, causing you to have constant failures, you could just have them updated all at once. You could have all of your heads and valve internals/valves replaced. Valves do not necessarily need to be dug up in all cases; most of the time you can just leave the bottom bodies and replace the top parts. You could also update the controller and/or wiring if desired a...

Friday, December 5th 2014, 8:47am

Author: irrigirl

Richdel 1" 713APR Solenoid , Bonnet and Diaphram

Okay ty... one last post to clarify both of your answers: Wetboots said that the R811 or L10000 solenoid will work with old Richdel valves as long as the O-Ring is removed. And then Mrfixit also stated the white plastic retainer piece will have to be removed--Do the Richdels have both the white piece and O-ring? Or should we expect only to see the O-ring in the bonnet under the old Richdel solenoid? And if both pieces do exist, will both of those pieces will need to be removed for the new soleno...

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 8:47am

Author: irrigirl

Richdel 1" 713APR Solenoid , Bonnet and Diaphram

Yes it does MrFixit thank you! Just to be clear, Wetboots, the solenoid you are reccommending then is which: the L10000 or the R811... or neither? Some customers have told me they remove the O-Ring from the new solenoid to make it fit, and it works. Would this damage the valve over a long term period?

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 1:18pm

Author: irrigirl

Richdel 1" 713APR Solenoid , Bonnet and Diaphram

So so so confusing but thanks guys for the information! I'll hopefully be recieving a cross reference list soon for some help. I also constantly get the same question about the solenoid on Richdel/Rainjet/LG valves and still have no straight answer... Pertaining to some customers purchasing a solenoid that appears to be too small or large? Not sure what to reccommend for solenoid. Irritrol only gives us so much information on older valves unless I specifically ask.. And apparently sometimes non-...

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 9:09am

Author: irrigirl

Richdel 1" 713APR Solenoid , Bonnet and Diaphram

Perhaps I have the wrong info.. I would really like to confirm this to make sure I'm giving the right info to our customers. I'll have to email my superiors and double check on that. Just looking at the parts lists from my last post, it appears they use different parts. Unless that Richdel parts list is wrong?

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, 9:35am

Author: irrigirl

Richdel 1" 713APR Solenoid , Bonnet and Diaphram

The replacement information I have from Irritrol says to use parts from the 2700 series valves to replace Richdel 711/713 valves. The Richdel/Irritrol 205 and 700 series use different parts, besides the solenoid--R811--which has an equivalent of L10000 from Lawn Genie. The 205 does use the same diaphragm as the Rainjet 711, but not the Richdel 711. Richdel 711/713 http://www.irrigationdirect.com/irrigati…pr-repair-parts Irritrol 2711/2713 http://www.irrigationdirect.com/irrigati…s-2711-2713-apr ...

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 11:06am

Author: irrigirl

SPAM

The spam on this site is getting ridiculous. I don't want to buy a soccer jersey.

Wednesday, November 12th 2014, 9:05am

Author: irrigirl

Rainbird ESP ME Display Issue

You can refer to page 28 about remote programming and then page 19 about removing the front panel. This will help you figure out where the battery is. And yes, the controller has probably already lost all of its memory due to the unplugging and dead backup battery. If your battery is dead and the controller loses power, it will delete everything.

Thursday, November 6th 2014, 8:24am

Author: irrigirl

rainjet valve leaking

Is it an in line or anti-siphon? The only in-line valve left is the 54048. Parts are no longer supported. You would have to buy the whole valve and take parts from it. The only RJ 3/4 anti-siphon valve that is left in the Lawn Genie inventory is the 54000 Classic. Sometimes Lawn Genie is sold at Home Depot, you may be able to find the entire valve there--not parts. The correct diaphragm is model 54006, which is sold through the Lawn Genie website. I would say though, if you are going to replace ...

Tuesday, November 4th 2014, 8:57am

Author: irrigirl

Rainbird ESP ME Display Issue

Remote programming is useful when the controller is disconnected from power. It allows you to unplug the controller from the circuit board and program inside your house or where ever you want. It also retains this information in the event of a power outage. If you continuously have power outages (or remove the controller from power for long periods of time), you will drain the battery. If it is not living on the power from the wall plug, its living off of your battery. Put one in and let us know...