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Yesterday, 8:27pm

Author: Wet_Boots

What is this part called?

What you were trying to tighten were really more like "dust covers" for the testcocks that are probably set in the open position. You will need to remove the parts you bought, and learn how to open and close the testcocks, as per manufacturer instructions for winterizing.

Saturday, June 15th 2019, 5:32am

Author: Wet_Boots

Richdel Model R406DLG auto setting not working

The small "skip-a-day" wheel on that controller interacts with a microswitch that may have failed, an event that would account for the problem described. If you are watering every day, and you don't have a master valve, you can leave it on Manual and no worries. And yes, the indicator light always burns out.

Tuesday, June 11th 2019, 5:28pm

Author: Wet_Boots

Different start times for different zones on same program?

It doesn't work that way. Programs have start times. Zones do not. (you can buy a new clock that says different, but it is a waste of money) Create a second program with your desired alternative start time. Associate your 'special' zones with this new program, and disassociate the same zones from the original program.

Sunday, June 9th 2019, 1:39pm

Author: Wet_Boots

apollo backflow valve yellow stopcock cap gone missing

Quoted what would be a suitable replacement Duck Tape Seriously, though, you are looking for a cover for a 1/4-inch male flare thread. Home centers will have them in brass, priced accordingly.

Sunday, June 2nd 2019, 6:24pm

Author: Wet_Boots

Grass Runway/Airstrip Design...Need Help!

You won't regret choosing larger pipe diameters. You should work out the pressure losses in your design by way of consulting charts and doing the math. That you have a well means you might be able to jury-rig an upgraded water supply by way of a small well output emptying into a holding tank, in order to be pumped from the tank at a high flow rate, several times what a small well could continuously manage by itself. If you can upgrade the supply, then total runway watering will be easier to achi...

Saturday, May 25th 2019, 7:47am

Author: Wet_Boots

Replacing dead pump

Right now you are deep within the guessing zone. So much is not yet defined. How many heads per zone? What is the flow per zone? For most lake-fed systems, your best pump is something different that what you had, or the replacement pump you're considering. Consider a jet pump. The design of a jet pump recirculates some of the output flow back to the intake side, in order to give an output pressure that is higher than a straight centrifugal pump can supply. Sprinkler systems need pressure more th...

Thursday, May 23rd 2019, 9:25am

Author: Wet_Boots

Hunter Model ED9433R2 transformer

It's a slam dunk that the two are compatible. Solenoids are designed around a much lower "must activate" voltage.

Thursday, May 23rd 2019, 9:23am

Author: Wet_Boots

Replacing dead pump

You might do better with a different sort of pump. This is because a standard centrifugal pump outputs less pressure than most sprinklers need for best operation. Can you identify the existing pump? (make and model number)

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 ...