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Saturday, September 15th 2018, 1:10pm

Author: mrfixit

One station is pulsing, power to water pump is cycling

Check the ohms from the controller. Are the wires color coordinated?

Wednesday, September 12th 2018, 9:31pm

Author: mrfixit

Sprinkler system stopped working

Does it happen on every zone or just zone number 1? Try starting 2-3-4 manually.

Thursday, September 6th 2018, 2:21pm

Author: mrfixit

Replacing old Champion metal heads vs new plastic ones?

Champion went out of business. You'll need to use whatever brand's available. Everything's made cheaper these days and the brass pop ups are no exception. But they work just fine. The brass Orbits or Fairway or whatever should fix you up. If you change to a plastic pop up, I'd go with Rainbird's 1800 series.

Thursday, September 6th 2018, 4:54am

Author: mrfixit

Lawn conversion - Residential

I question if Hunter will continue this product for long. They have a habit of discontinuing things. I'm wondering if parts will be available for repairs in the future.

Wednesday, September 5th 2018, 9:37pm

Author: mrfixit

Solenoid Making Clicking noise

Quoted from "Wet_Boots" Quoted from "mrfixit" .........I'm not sure if the new modules will work in the older Pro-C.......... New modules are backwards-compatible. There was a counterfeit Pro-C that appeared when the old grey modules were in use. Altering the design of the Pro-C kept counterfeit modules from being used in current-production Hunter controllers. Then I must have put new modules in the old controllers. Getting hard to remember. Been quite a few years since I did that. I still have...

Wednesday, September 5th 2018, 6:20pm

Author: mrfixit

Replacing old Champion metal heads vs new plastic ones?

I use a pipe extractor or an easy out at the same time as a pipe wrench. It keeps the riser from tearing. Sometime's I'll cut the pipe to about 3" to be unscrewed so I can insert the pipe extractor there. Then I use a socket to turn the extractor and at the same time I have the pipe wrench over where the extractor is. The extractor keeps the pipe wrench from crushing the riser. You'll also need a couple of breaker bars. You'll also need a reamer and a threader just in case the riser breaks off a...

Wednesday, September 5th 2018, 2:12pm

Author: mrfixit

Replacing old Champion metal heads vs new plastic ones?

Sometimes it's easier to just replace the brass head with a new brass head. There's a few things to consider. What kind of pipes do you have? Around here they have systems with this really thin grey pipe and galvanized risers. When you try to unscrew the riser it breaks the pipe. If the pipes are galvanized, are they in good shape? 3/4" or 1/2" pipe? You can crack the pipe if it's too old. The metal risers can also break off if screwed into galvanized pipe and fittings. You need the proper tools...

Tuesday, September 4th 2018, 6:06pm

Author: mrfixit

RAPID RAIN TRAVELLING SPRINKLER

Maybe it's sold under a different name in the states. I'd look at Yahoo photos or go on Ebay for traveling sprinkler.

Monday, September 3rd 2018, 9:04pm

Author: mrfixit

Solenoid Making Clicking noise

New one's are black. Old one's are grey.

Monday, September 3rd 2018, 4:23pm

Author: mrfixit

Solenoid Making Clicking noise

Good deals and you're welcome. There's one thing I can't remember if the old modules work in the new controllers or or the new modules work in the old controllers. I think the old modules work in the newer controllers cause I've done that a few times. I'm not sure if the new modules will work in the older Pro-C. You may want to ask them or buy an old style on Ebay.

Monday, September 3rd 2018, 1:50pm

Author: mrfixit

Solenoid Making Clicking noise

Swap the two modules and see.

Monday, September 3rd 2018, 1:49am

Author: mrfixit

Solenoid Making Clicking noise

Well you picked the magic number. Is your controller a Hunter Pro-C with expansion modules? If it is, move the modules around and see if the problem moves with it. Maybe you can just buy a new module because the controller I'm going to recommend is a Hunter Pro-C expandable. Which you may already have and maybe we can fix it. They used to make a 9 station but no, they're into making money instead.

Sunday, September 2nd 2018, 10:44pm

Author: mrfixit

Solenoid Making Clicking noise

How many zones do you have and is it indoor or outdoors? Do you think you'll ever expand in the future?

Sunday, September 2nd 2018, 9:13pm

Author: mrfixit

Sprinkler Head Placement

I disagree. I never use funny pipe. It's easily damaged with a shovel and the sprinkler has a problem staying straight up and down. Just use risers with shrub heads on them. And putting the sprinklers in 4" from the edge is too far in. The edges will get brown. You wont have to worry about digging for new plants because you know exactly where the pipes are because you installed it.

Sunday, September 2nd 2018, 9:09pm

Author: mrfixit

Solenoid Making Clicking noise

The problem's with the controller/timer. It most likely needs replacing. I've seen the RainDial do this on a few occasions.

Wednesday, August 29th 2018, 6:53pm

Author: mrfixit

Another low flow topic

I didn't know you took the guts out of the valve and still had not flow. Did you turn the water back on with the bonnet off of the valve?

Wednesday, August 29th 2018, 1:09am

Author: mrfixit

Another low flow topic

Are you sure the valve isn't coming on? Could all the screens be clogged? Are the nozzles turned down too low? Maybe there's a loose fitting where the pipe gets pushed out when the water is on. Sometimes the pipe is inside the fitting and the heads work, then it gets pushed out and you lose pressure to the line. Maybe do that pressure test at a hose bib. Compare the valve to others when they're off and on. You'll know if the valve comes on or not. Could be debris inside the valve clogging a port...

Wednesday, August 29th 2018, 12:25am

Author: mrfixit

weathermatic proline

Boots is correct. The answer is no. The problem's either a bad solenoid, or crossed wiring. If you know where the valve is, disconnect one of the wires from the solenoid. Now go back and run the controller again. Does it still blow the fuse? If no, the solenoid's bad. If yes the wires are crossed. Meaning the common wire and the number 3? wire.