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Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 7:24pm

Using a hose with the system

I just bought a house that has the toro greenskeeper 212 sprinkler system. i have never used a sprinkler system before. the former owner has a hose hooked up to this system, but i have to run the sprinklers to use it. is there a way to turn off the sprinklers and just use the hose?


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Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 10:55pm

Depends on how it was installed.

If it was installed on the Main line ( Constantly charged line) and the system has a Master Valve that prevents the Main line from being constantly on then it is fairly doable to turn it on with out the sprinklers running.

If it was installed into the lateral of a particular zone, the hose bib will only work when that zone runs. ( For example, You have to turn on zone 2 in order to run the hose bib) Then that's just how that is, you could re-work it though and put it on mainline

Open up your controller and look for a port that's called MV ( Master Valve) / PUMP , look and see if there is a wire in there and let us know.

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