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dspayne

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Thursday, June 26th 2003, 6:29am

Irritrol Valve Leak?

I just installed a new Irritrol 2713APR 1 inch- Anti-Siphon Control Valve w/Flow Control. When I open the valve (electrically or manually), there is a leak from an opening underneath the solenoid. It's not a steady stream, but a fast drip. Is this normal? This is the first valve in my new system and I have been unable to find any documentation on this valve other than sales rhetoric. Thanks


RVLI

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Thursday, June 26th 2003, 7:06am

Let me see if I'm guessing right...
The water is leaking where the soleniod and valve thread into each other?? Right?


dspayne

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Friday, June 27th 2003, 7:25pm

no, underneath of where the solenoid plugs in is a small opening. I would have guess it was something like a pressure relief opening or some kind of drain. However, the only time water comes out is when the valve is open, not when it is closed.


Rays Sprinklers

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Saturday, June 28th 2003, 6:50pm

If theres anyplace thats odd for water toleak its there. Try tightning the soloneiod down, if not theres probably something wrong with the valve, although i dont use Anti-Siphon Valves

Does it happen with all ur valves?

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dspayne

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Tuesday, July 15th 2003, 4:35pm

I think I found the problem. There is a small nipple on the underside of the upper valve body (solenoid mounts directly over it). There is an o ring that fits around the nipple so that when the 2 halves are screwed together the space is sealed off. When the valve was assembled at the factory, the o ring was not seated properly and was pinched. Not forming a good seal which allowed water and air to leak in. Thus causing the leak and also the valve stopped closing (that zone ran for 4 hours last Saturday). Thanks for the help.

Scott


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Wednesday, July 16th 2003, 9:03am

Any time im glad everything worked out!!~

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