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Thursday, May 16th 2019, 11:42am

Author: Wet_Boots

Complete newbie need guidance!

the real world advice is to get to know your water supply first - if you want to swap around high gallonage nozzles on the cheap, use Hunter PGP-ADJ rotors, with nozzles that can flow over 12 gpm

Wednesday, May 15th 2019, 7:08pm

Author: Wet_Boots

Complete newbie need guidance!

Even without calls returned, you should still be able to get by, so long as the pump works. You need to run your own performance tests. You want the pump to be running without cycling, while holding at a pressure you can work with. You might be able to fiddle with zones to find that happy medium. Absent a sprinkler system to employ, a well can always be evaluated with a bucket test. That has you running all the water from an open pipe into a receptacle of known volume, like a bucket or a trash c...

Wednesday, May 15th 2019, 2:13pm

Author: Wet_Boots

Rain Bird ESP-ME Zones -what are zones??

Zone = Station Same thing Re-check your programming if the watering isn't happening as per your instructions

Wednesday, May 15th 2019, 9:56am

Author: Wet_Boots

Complete newbie need guidance!

You should start your improvements by first getting the performance data for your well. How many gallons per minute at what pressure. Unless your well is very deep, 5 horsepower seems to be a massive overkill for running only three heads at a time.

Tuesday, May 14th 2019, 7:36pm

Author: Wet_Boots

Index valve conversion with a heat pump

Why not better protect the indexing valve? Can it be relocated?

Tuesday, May 14th 2019, 7:21pm

Author: Wet_Boots

Complete newbie need guidance!

What horsepower pump was in the well originally?

Friday, May 10th 2019, 3:39pm

Author: Wet_Boots

Well and a water system

Since it takes about 27,000 gallons to put an inch of water on an acre of lawn, do the math to see what that weekly consumption does for your iron treatment costs.

Thursday, May 9th 2019, 3:14pm

Author: Wet_Boots

Pressure issues...completely lost

Quoted from "mrfixit" Then why are controllers transformers 24 volts? Maybe the manufacturer means a minimum of 18V. The idea is to allow for some voltage drop in system wiring, which was more of a thing when solenoids drew more current than they do today. "Must operate" does mean a minimum to get solenoid operation. I have operated valves from a 12 volt lantern battery, and I use a pair of 9-volt batteries in my own homemade 'activator' of batteries, alligator clips and a toggle switch.

Thursday, May 9th 2019, 12:36pm

Author: Wet_Boots

Pressure issues...completely lost

Quoted from "mrfixit" Try this Click on me. See if you can activate the solenoid using three 9 volt batteries. Do it at the valve. That 'activator' might better be made from only two 9-volt batteries. Solenoids can have a must-operate spec of 18 VAC, and one manufacturer gave a spec of their valve solenoids being operable with 12 VDC (for solar-recharged lead/acid battery-powered controllers)

Wednesday, May 8th 2019, 9:23am

Author: Wet_Boots

valve wont shut off

Fan mail from some flounder? Quoted from "bbdcjb" follow up question you replied to my post on valves staying on you said "Note that there are two different series of 2700 valves. The 2700-APR series has a bonnet held in place with screws. The 2700-DPR has a bonnet held in place with a plastic cover ring (also called a "jar top") - They do not use the same diaphragm assemblies. this may have happened will the APR diaphram fit in the DPR valve body and could it cause the valve to not shut off? i ...

Tuesday, May 7th 2019, 6:37am

Author: Wet_Boots

Replacing rotors - options for improved performance

'PRS Rotors" would imply MP-Rotator rotary nozzles in a Hunter Pro Spray body. Can you confirm this is what you are using?

Tuesday, May 7th 2019, 5:23am

Author: Wet_Boots

valve wont shut off

At 10+ years of valve age, and nothing looking out of sorts, a generic best guess and obvious maintenance procedure is to replace the diaphragm assemblies. Doing all of them at once gives you the benefit of a restarting the clock of system valve life. Aside from that obvious step, it wouldn't hurt to have a spare 2700 valve or two on hand, so you can swap bonnets and vacuum breaker covers when need arises, Note that there are two different series of 2700 valves. The 2700-APR series has a bonnet ...

Saturday, May 4th 2019, 10:49am

Author: Wet_Boots

Designing my own System

Start by adding your location to your profile, since many answers are location-specific.

Thursday, May 2nd 2019, 5:50am

Author: Wet_Boots

Hello all. Question about rainsensors

The SRC controller does not have the pair of sensor connection points that is on their newer models. Note that it also has no separate bypass switch. Your rain sensor will only interrupt the common wire connection, and not otherwise communicate with the SRC.

Saturday, April 27th 2019, 9:04am

Author: Wet_Boots

Backflow Preventer question

Type L copper pipe (technically it's "hard tubing" but almost no one calls it that) - Sharkbite fittings work with it

Thursday, April 25th 2019, 11:47am

Author: Wet_Boots

Poly valve manifold

I do not know of TOE nipples that are molded. I wouldn't bother with them in any event, since a threaded-both-ends "machined" sch 80 nipple is easily cut in two, to give you two TOE nipples. 160 psi poly as a mainline seems to be massive overkill, unless you want your mainline to be pressurized 24/7 - note that the heaviest poly tubing is nearly impossible to clamp onto standard barbed fittings - compression fittings exist for it, but they cost Brass insert fittings are no longer relevant for sp...

Monday, April 22nd 2019, 9:57am

Author: Wet_Boots

Need some design help with irrigation valve box & freezing/drainage

"How do I handle drainage, if I'm trying to avoid having to blow out sprinklers seasonally?" You don't. Just set up normal drainage in your supply, with the idea that an open drain in the winter can keep water from entering the breakable sprinkler plumbing. Trying to set up gravity drainage is likely to cost more than an air compressor you'd use for winterizing.

Saturday, April 20th 2019, 8:10am

Author: Wet_Boots

larger/better filter for stream pumping

Stick with the intake filter idea. Find a better mesh size, so that the 100 mesh filter doesn't clog up so quickly. Try 60 mesh screening as a first attempt.

Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 4:47am

Author: Wet_Boots

K-rain 4004 changing zones on its own

Concentrate on the pump. If it fails to output steadily, the valve will index to the nest zone. Check for a suction leak. Can you throttle down the flow from the pump?

Sunday, April 14th 2019, 5:05pm

Author: Wet_Boots

What size is my sprinkler pipe?

the company selling the one-inch CTS poly was Rain Jet - if your system has any Rain Jet heads, you will probably need those special barbed insert couplings