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Thursday, May 18th 2017, 1:27pm

Sprinkler system won't turn on


I have a Rainbird system that I cannot seem to get my sprinklers to come on. This is my first year in the house. When I had them winterized by a professional, they seemed to work fine. I have the main valve inside open and heard water running for a few seconds then stopped. I went outside and opened the two valves on the backflow device. I know water is getting to the backflow device, however I cannot seem to get the sprinklers to come on. There are two boxes in the ground with the solenoids, but I don't seem to see a valve down there, so I am assuming I have all necessary valves open. Could I possibly be missing something here? Maybe I am not seeing a valve down in those boxes? Maybe I don't realize something is a valve because it looks different?

Please, any help would be greatly appreciated.





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Thursday, May 18th 2017, 10:27pm

Can you turn one of the sprinkler zones on in the box by turning the solenoid counter clockwise or by using a bleeder screw?

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