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NewtoFlorida

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Thursday, June 9th 2011, 9:38am

Zone 3 turns off then dies out...

Just bought a home with a sprinkler system. Having a problem with zone 3. Zones 1 and 2 work fine. When Zone 3 is activated (either with the bleed screw or the system) it starts strong spraying water like normal but then dies out within id say 1-2 minutes and starts spraying in spurts. I tried swapping solenoids and diaphrams with no success. Also took the heads out to try and clean the line out. One of the 2 heads on this valve bubble water up out of the hole. The second barely has any pressure coming out once this happens. Any ideas would be great.

NewtoFlorida

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Thursday, June 9th 2011, 9:39am

Sorry the title should say "turns on then dies out"

Wet_Boots

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Thursday, June 9th 2011, 9:57am

Well water?

NewtoFlorida

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Thursday, June 9th 2011, 1:38pm

Yes it is well water. I thought it might be a issue with available water but it will do it anytime I activate just that zone.

Wet_Boots

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Thursday, June 9th 2011, 3:07pm

A leak, or excess design flow, is drawing down the water level in the well. Start shutting down nozzles, and capping off heads, if need be, until you pinpoint the problem.

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