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Sunday, September 16th 2018, 1:15pm

Author: Wet_Boots

One station is pulsing, power to water pump is cycling

A mechanical failure in the valve, diaphragm assembly most likely, could prevent it from fully opening, resulting in what you describe.

Friday, September 14th 2018, 12:50am

Author: Wet_Boots

Friction in reverse. Small pipe to large question

Pump suction inputs are often larger than the outputs, since a pump might be lifting water through the suction line, where friction losses could actually stop the pump from working. Lifting water is more complicated than pushing water.

Friday, September 7th 2018, 4:04pm

Author: Wet_Boots

Replacing old Champion metal heads vs new plastic ones?

Quoted from "mrfixit" Champion went out of business...... Reports of their demise may have been premature, if their renewed web presence is any indication. (there's a story there, but my knowledge is incomplete, so I won't get into rumor-mongering)

Wednesday, September 5th 2018, 1:24pm

Author: Wet_Boots

Solenoid Making Clicking noise

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.

Tuesday, August 28th 2018, 8:09am

Author: Wet_Boots

voltage question regarding Richdel R711A

You need either a diaphragm (by far the most likely solution) or a complete guts swap with a new 205F valve.

Monday, August 27th 2018, 7:44am

Author: Wet_Boots

zones

Quoted from "mrfixit" Maybe he learned from the mistakes he made in your yard.

Monday, August 27th 2018, 7:00am

Author: Wet_Boots

voltage question regarding Richdel R711A

Use the 24VAC transformer, and don't worry about its open-circuit voltage that you measured.

Friday, August 24th 2018, 12:12pm

Author: Wet_Boots

Two line jet pump.

You have a "deep well" - the pump is a Convertible Jet Pump with the two lines going into the well, connecting to a deep well ejector assembly. There is no reason to torture yourself over tight spaces near the pump. You can always re-plumb it starting from the outdoor piping.

Wednesday, August 22nd 2018, 4:37pm

Author: Wet_Boots

Working pressure drops by 20psi at backflow

Quoted from "mjosephi" Thanks for the info. The city came out and measured the pressure at a fire hydrant outside my house. It measured 60psi which I guess might explain the issue? So just bypass the prv for the irrigation supply? Does anyone know if there are blank inserts to essentially neutralize the prv and do a test? I don't really have an issue with pressure inside the house so could keep the prv for the house supply and just tee off the irrigation before it. Now you got it.

Tuesday, August 21st 2018, 1:29pm

Author: Wet_Boots

Working pressure drops by 20psi at backflow

Quoted from "mjosephi" Thanks for the response. I concur, the sprinkler pressure now is on the low side - I have toro precision nozzles right now which I believe are ok given this issue and swapped these several years ago as part of a retrofit. Here is the setup. Main line comes in at 1". It goes through a whole house PRV then splits to go to the sprinkler system (3/4" line) and the house. The PRV is set at 50psi static pressure. The PRV is a Wilkins BR4 (1"). Looking at the BR4 pressure drop g...

Tuesday, August 21st 2018, 1:21pm

Author: Wet_Boots

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

If you change the hose bib location to downstream of the PVB, then you don't need to install a vacuum breaker attachment on it.

Sunday, August 19th 2018, 5:01pm

Author: Wet_Boots

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

The plumbing configuration in the photo would be acceptable even with elevation questions, because the hose bib is upstream of the PVB, and not part of the sprinkler system. It is the plumbing downstream of a PVB that must comply with elevation requirements. And yes, go ahead an install a hose-bib vacuum breaker.

Thursday, August 16th 2018, 6:15am

Author: Wet_Boots

Backflow preventer for basement installation

Why not go about this in the correct manner? The correct way is to know your plumbing code and to comply with it. Without knowing your location, all we can do is guess. By the way, don't go by that page you linked. It needs a rewrite. Boy does it need a rewrite. Most plumbing codes have been rewritten to require toxic-rated backflow preventers, and that's where the double check valve type of device/assembly falls by the wayside, and the 'convenience' of an indoor location (it only seems convenie...

Monday, August 6th 2018, 6:18am

Author: Wet_Boots

Replacing old Toro 264 Valves

Why not relocate the valves? You want open sky above your zone valves. Can't you do better than Orbit brand valves?

Sunday, August 5th 2018, 10:56am

Author: Wet_Boots

Help identify valve

Quoted from "mrfixit" I don't have a clue what I'm looking at there. K-Rain has a solenoid like that. Maybe you can find a model number or name on the valve. That's a pretty distinctive solenoid. Good to know.

Sunday, July 29th 2018, 8:01am

Author: Wet_Boots

Replacing nozzles for t-40 Rain BIrd

Why would they require new nozzles, if the originals are still intact? Got a photo of one of the "needs replacement nozzle" heads, with nozzle showing?

Friday, July 27th 2018, 7:25am

Author: Wet_Boots

backflow preventer gushing water from the bottom

Quoted from "Eric1116" https://www.instagram.com/p/Bltt6wXFaze/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link You are probably looking at Zinc Oxide. The temperatures for casting brass are fairly close to the melting point of zinc, so a bit of zinc might migrate to the surface of the cast part, where it can later oxidize. Do not worry about it. And do not paint the backflow preventer.

Thursday, July 26th 2018, 6:35am

Author: Wet_Boots

DIY'er about to go for it! under $600

Quoted from "DallasJW" It would benefit everyone, if uninformed amateurs would step back from their prideful ignorance, when it comes to commenting on matters of public safety there are plumbing codes for a reason there are backflow preventers for a reason there are different types of backflows with varying risks people have been sickened and killed by what was in the water that "ran the wrong way" in pipes

Thursday, July 26th 2018, 6:23am

Author: Wet_Boots

Two Water Sources Operation for Sprinkler System

For your application, the backflow preventer must be an RPZ, and it's just too bad that they cost hundreds of dollars. Save your money and buy some hose-end sprinklers, if you must have watering beyond your allotment. Much more simple and economical.