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Yesterday, 9:51pm

Author: mrfixit

How much should this repair cost?

Where I live the prices vary wildly. And the quality of work does as well. I can't say from here what work needs to be done or how much it will cost. But for 1000 bucks I can do a ton of work. I suggest you get more estimates. Try to use a sprinkler repairman. Not a landscaper or gardener or plumber. Make sure he has experience. < That doesn't mean much sometimes. There's a guy in town been doing it for 30 years and it some crappy work to boot. I just did a job on Monday he couldn't. The lady sa...

Tuesday, July 17th 2018, 1:08pm

Author: mrfixit

Low Pressure

Is your water city water or do you have a pump? Could be all the nozzle filters are clogged. Could be a main filter is clogged. If you're on city water I'd suspect the valve. Probably the diaphragm.

Tuesday, July 17th 2018, 12:05am

Author: mrfixit

Short radius I20 vs PGJ

I'd put a sprinkler at 2:30 pm of that top arc. I see a brown spot happening there.

Sunday, July 15th 2018, 2:35am

Author: mrfixit

Two of six zones not functioning

Did you turn on valves 5 and 6 manually to see what they do? By opening the bleeder screw or turning the solenoid counter clockwise? Some valves have a little lever on the back below the solenoid. A picture would help. Go to www.timypic.com, upload your pic there then cut n paste the "forum" code to your post. Maybe the flow controls are turned all the way off. Maybe the valves are broken and can't come on. Are the wires color coded? Like a green and yellow wire for 5 and 6? Are they the same at...

Friday, July 13th 2018, 12:01pm

Author: mrfixit

Can I add a six valve manifold to an existing three valve manifold?

Thanks Boots, you're right. I read this in the text, "Flexible design: Modular model offers 4 - 16 stations, or choose fixed 6 or 12 station models" and I thought I was on the right page. Been working my ass off in this heat. Was 115 on last Friday.

Thursday, July 12th 2018, 6:49pm

Author: mrfixit

Can I add a six valve manifold to an existing three valve manifold?

Or you could buy a controller from the site that owns this forum. Hunter Pro-C, and add a 3 station expansion module making it a 9 station controller.

Thursday, July 12th 2018, 12:59pm

Author: mrfixit

Wiring has become disconnected

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

Wednesday, July 11th 2018, 2:43pm

Author: mrfixit

What are these

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

Wednesday, July 11th 2018, 12:33pm

Author: mrfixit

Sprinkler turned on for 10 minutes when the system off

Is the timer plugged in? Unplug it until you're ready to use your sprinklers again. If it happens again then the valve needs attention. The water's obviously back on. Sometimes a gardener will fiddle with things. Maybe it was never shut off, you just thought it was.

Sunday, July 8th 2018, 5:46pm

Author: mrfixit

rain bird 900in SST

Maybe it's stuck. Some kind of glitch. If you can't figure it, do a factory reset. That's clear out all the programming and you can start over.

Sunday, July 8th 2018, 3:53pm

Author: mrfixit

Replacing top of rain bird valve

Give it a shot. Looks like it'll fit. And yes, 3/4 and 1" are the same tops.

Sunday, July 8th 2018, 3:49pm

Author: mrfixit

rain bird 900in SST

Try pushing the button that says 1st time. That should automatically turn off the second watering time.

Sunday, July 8th 2018, 1:23pm

Author: mrfixit

entire zone with new heads that won't pop up without help

I can't make any guarantees from here. I'd buy the new PGV with flow control and swap out all the parts. That valve is extremely easy to rebuild. If it doesn't fix the problem then oh well. You've gained some experience fixing your valves and you have a rebuilt valve. You can get one from our site. I posted the link earlier or order one from Home Depot or go to a local Irrigation supply store. They'll have it. They're cheap enough. You could try taking the solenoid all the way off. That will rel...

Saturday, July 7th 2018, 10:45pm

Author: mrfixit

entire zone with new heads that won't pop up without help

I'm not a big fan of valves without flow controls. If I was you I'd buy a Hunter PGV and swap out all the parts. If the valve comes on full force when you open the bleeder screw then you know there's something wrong with the valve. This isn't a tell all, it's just a test. Even if the valve shows no difference doesn't mean there's nothing wrong with the valve. If you have a hose bib near by you can attach a pressure tester to it. Turn on the other valves one at a time. Note the pressure loss. The...

Saturday, July 7th 2018, 6:36pm

Author: mrfixit

entire zone with new heads that won't pop up without help

Turning the solenoid isn't the same as opening the bleeder screw. At this time I'd say there's either a leak somewhere or the valve isn't coming on all the way. What model valve is it?

Friday, July 6th 2018, 3:41am

Author: mrfixit

Adding a spigot

Uncapping it and screwing on a 1" hose bib or garden faucet?

Friday, July 6th 2018, 1:03am

Author: mrfixit

Can't seem to get my Toro Greenkeeper 212 Program C to go on automatically

Look on page 8 of the manual. You should set it on 2 to run ever other day. You also need a start time or C wont run. Just one start time unless you want to water twice. One start time on A, one on B and one on C. The day of the week should be set automatically when you plug in the date I believe.

Friday, July 6th 2018, 12:48am

Author: mrfixit

No Flow To Zone, but...

I'm thinking the valve you're opening doesn't go to the drip. Or, it's a modified line that used to be sprinklers and now it's drip so the leak is somewhere in the old abandoned line that's still hooked up.

Thursday, July 5th 2018, 11:41pm

Author: mrfixit

entire zone with new heads that won't pop up without help

Are you sure the valve's working properly? Try opening it with the bleeder screw. You might be operating right on the edge of the available water supply. Here's the charts. The red #4 at 45lbs is 1.5 gallons per minute. The one you uninstalled. The blue 2 is 2 gallons per minute. The one you've installed. So you've increased the amount of water used by 25%. Maybe you're over the limit.

Thursday, July 5th 2018, 12:41pm

Author: mrfixit

Help Identifying brand and model of sprinkler valve for proper solenoid replacement

I see you have two different year solenoids on the two valve. See the one with the metal circle in the middle? Try taking the plastic white retainer out and see if it doesn't fit better and work. I believe the threads are the same size on both solenoids just because you have them screwed in. The other solenoid that's all black on top is a newer version. They really messed it up for older valves. The plunger is much bigger and it wont work. As far as the make and model of that valve goes. No clue...