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Yesterday, 10:50pm

Author: mrfixit

4 zones worked two days ago. Now 1 zone doesn't work.

Yep, sounds like there's a break in the line somewhere. Do what you suggested, let it run until you find the flooding.

Yesterday, 10:47pm

Author: mrfixit

How to decide which irrigation system product/brand to use?

Opinions vary dramatically on this question. If I were to install a sprinkler system for myself, I'd go with a Hunter controller, Rainbird 1800 series pop ups and Irritrol 2500 series valves. If you need check valves in your pop ups, go with Hunter Pro sprays. I'm not happy with the Rainbird SAM's at all. I'm going to write them a letter soon on that subject. But between Toro and Hunter, go with Hunter. They have excellent controllers, valves and pop ups. Plus PGP's if you need rotors. But in my...

Yesterday, 10:38pm

Author: mrfixit

Working pressure drops by 20psi at backflow

You need to make sure you have enough pressure with the MP's. Otherwise they wont work. Optimum working pressure is 40 lbs. I'm thinking you might have trouble with 20-30 lbs. As far as your reading at the back flow goes, it should read about the same as the MP gauge at the head. Are you saying that your sprinkler system is running through the pressure regulator of your house? So if you turn the water off to the inside water it also turns off the outside water? What's the pressure before the reg...

Saturday, August 18th 2018, 9:43pm

Author: mrfixit

Does the spigot/hose bib need to be below the backflow preventer? See pictures in my post

It looks like three of those valves are for drip lines, yes? I recommend you get valves with flow controls. Sometimes drip valves have a hard time turning off because of the low flow and turning down the flow control helps a lot. You can either change it now or wait and see what happens. If you need flow controls you can always just swap out the bonnets from new valves. I just figure if you do it now you can return the valves. And that faucet. Maybe just buy one of those hose bib backflow device...

Monday, August 13th 2018, 9:16pm

Author: mrfixit

last sprinkler head in line will not work

It sounds like the nozzle is clogged or turned off. I'm going on the assumption that they're spray heads. Or maybe you have the wrong brand filter. What happens if you take the nozzle off then turn the water on?

Saturday, August 11th 2018, 2:44pm

Author: mrfixit

2 wire system trouble shooting

I've never had the pleasure of working on a 2 wire system. I hope I never do. I'm assuming the water supply is turned on. Maybe reset the controller by pressing the button on the back of the faceplate. Page 12 That wont erase the programming according to the manual. What happens if you disconnect the wires from the controller? What kind of reading do you get. How many volts? Does the controller have locking expansion modules where you have to manually lock them in place? Make sure it's locked. M...

Friday, August 10th 2018, 3:25am

Author: mrfixit

Toro Vision 2 with wired rain sensor

Make sure the common wire is hooked directly to the common terminal after you disconnect it from the rain sensor.

Thursday, August 9th 2018, 2:48pm

Author: mrfixit

Toro Vision 2 with wired rain sensor

Try turning the sensor switch to off. It's located to the left of the terminals.

Thursday, August 9th 2018, 2:35pm

Author: mrfixit

Greenlee 24B question

Did you try this from the manual Solenoid Activate & Test Activating solenoid at the clock 1. To activate solenoids from the clock, turn the clock off and switch the 24B to OFF mode. 2. Connect the 24B by attaching one lead to the station wire and the other lead to the common. 3. Switch to SOLENOID ACTIVATE mode 5. The 24B must be switched to the OFF mode to reset the unit after the solenoid is activated."

Wednesday, August 8th 2018, 10:58pm

Author: mrfixit

Removeing Buckner Brass pop-up body

I'd put a pipe wrench at the bottom of that sprinkler then I put a galvanized pipe over the pipe wrench for leverage. I have a couple of 2 1/2 footers for that purpose. I also have a 6 footer for breaking stuff. Like my pipe wrench. lol I believe 2 of the pipes are pieces of old fence posts. One's threaded. They're just things I've found on job sites.

Wednesday, August 8th 2018, 3:14pm

Author: mrfixit

Need Help with very old system ASAP

Borrow a metal detector. A good one. Put it in "all metal" mode and go slowly. My machine will pick up the adjusting screw on a plastic nozzle. This isn't a guaranteed method but it's an option. -- Look at the lay of the land, can you see a low spot where there might be a sprinkler that someone trimmed around? --- Leave that hose on while you look. Maybe a wet spot will appear. -- You can always follow the pipe with a shovel. You don't have to dig the pipe up, you can just tap tap on it with the...

Wednesday, August 8th 2018, 5:03am

Author: mrfixit

Need Help with very old system ASAP

Don't worry, I couldn't hear your accent. =) It's the red wires on the solenoids. They're white here. Oops. I meant the wires are black here. Once upon a time they were white. Maybe use your logic and find one of the missing sprinklers then hook the hose up from there and see what happens. The line could be capped off somewhere.

Wednesday, August 8th 2018, 4:38am

Author: mrfixit

Need Help with very old system ASAP

You must be in Australia. You said you swapped out the number 2 and 3 valve. What did you do? Change the bonnets and diaphragms? Since you're going to be rebuilding the whole thing anyway, maybe just cut the pipe and glue a hose fitting onto it then run the hose down the pipe to try and locate the heads. You could do that with that other open pipe as well to see if it goes anywhere. Or you could just hook the pressure line up to it directly and turn the water on. The heads should be located in a...

Monday, August 6th 2018, 3:00am

Author: mrfixit

Distance between valve and zone?

No worries. 40 feet is fine.

Sunday, August 5th 2018, 4:38pm

Author: mrfixit

New valves and manifold

I'm not a fan of jar tops at all. The square valves are the ones you want. Get them WITH flow controls. They're also very simple to service.

Sunday, August 5th 2018, 5:48am

Author: mrfixit

Another low flow topic

Check out these videos to get a feel for it first.

Saturday, August 4th 2018, 10:58pm

Author: mrfixit

Help identify valve

I don't have a clue what I'm looking at there. Nelson has a valve that looks like a PGV. K-Rain has a solenoid like that. Maybe you can find a model number or name on the valve.

Saturday, August 4th 2018, 5:05pm

Author: mrfixit

Another low flow topic

The I-Core has the capability of running 2 zones at the same time so if two programs are overlapping then two valves will run at the same time. With your low pressure, is there a valve right next to the problem valve where you could swap out all the parts and see if that fixes the problem? It's a simple job on that valve.