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loydmcfloyd

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Wednesday, August 17th 2016, 9:09pm

New Hunter PGV valve won't open

Hi all,

I recently replaced a Hunter HPV valve with a Hunter PGV and the valve won't open.

I've tried manually turning the solenoid and turning the bleed screw. Water will come out from the bleed screw/solenoid when turned far enough, but the sprinklers don't come on. I've already taken the top of the valve off and pressed a pin through the small hole below the solenoid.

Any ideas why this valve won't open?

mrfixit

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Thursday, August 18th 2016, 6:12am

Is the valve installed backwards?

LoydMcFloyd

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Thursday, August 18th 2016, 10:45am

I don't think that's the case. It's an angle valve. Water supply comes up from underneath, line to sprinklers is horizontal.

SunCoLawns

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Location: Omaha, Nebraska, USA

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Thursday, August 18th 2016, 4:06pm

Does it have flow control?

loydmcfloyd

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Thursday, August 18th 2016, 9:15pm

No flow control either. It's the valve in the image at the top of this page

http://www.hunterindustries.com/irrigation-product/valves/pgv

mrfixit

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Friday, August 19th 2016, 12:22am

Maybe the shut off valve broke in the off position.

SunCoLawns

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Friday, August 19th 2016, 7:34am

Something blocking the intake? Do the other valves work?

hi.todd

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Saturday, August 20th 2016, 1:30pm

I have had this happen before.

I have had success with gently loosening the solenoid just a hair. Not cracked open enough to open the valve or cause a leak.

Give it a try
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LoydMcFloyd

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Monday, August 22nd 2016, 3:39pm

Thanks for the help all. I got it working with my old solenoid from a Hunter HPV. It ended up working only when electronically activated, not when manually turned.

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