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Thursday, August 3rd 2006, 7:50am

valve replacement

Ok, I am a new female homeowner with 2 puddles, started small getting bigger. I have already replaced and replumbed the sump pump in the backyard so I'm feeling handy. I can only find 2 green valve boxes and the one closest to back has one SRV valve in it. I have 12-13 different zones. Tried twice to get repaired, man never showed up. I want to try to repair myself if possible because as luck would have it, now my sewer pipe is leaking from the slab. Yes, I had everything inspected before buying.
Seller was a sprinkler installer who moved out of country. Smart man. Should there be more then 2 boxes for the valves? What should I do first to narrow down the problem. Each box is full of mud. Should I try to clean up the wires in the valve box first? Valve says Hunter SRV, and what does the 1/4 turn to off mean. If I turn that will it turn off the valve? Any help would be appreciated.


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Thursday, August 3rd 2006, 8:20am

If you have 12-13 zones, there should be 12-13 valves in your yard somewhere. There should be a valve for each zone, so I would assume you have more than 2 vlave boxes in your yard.

You can clean up the wires in the boxes, but I would be careful in not cutting or disconnecting any of the wires.

The 1/4 turn is for manually opening an closing the valves. The valve should be in the off position at all times, unless you are manually opening the valve for some reason. The timer activates the solenoid, which in turn opens and closes the valve.


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Thursday, August 3rd 2006, 7:44pm

Thanks, I keep looking and cannot find the other boxes, one I thought might be it controls front yard. So....I guess I need to find someone to help. Thanks again.

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Friday, August 4th 2006, 6:34pm

Take the search a step further... Clean the debris out the 2 boxes and establish that there actually ARE 12 valves total in them. If not, you'll need a locator to find the others.
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