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Friday, November 10th 2017, 9:41pm

Mainline for drip irrigation repairs

I purchased my home back in may and had little to no trouble with my drip irrigation until about late august. I noticed bubling water coming up from the ground in gravel area of my front yard. I dug it up and turned the drip irriagation back on and I was not very excited to have my own version of old fathful coming out of the main line. I repaired with a pressure coupling and everything was perfect until I started to inspect the rest of my yard and found the same problem in two more spots. I repaired them both and was somewhat proud of myself (Im a first time home owner so irrigation repar is all new to me). Weeks went on with no problem until I found two more areas where the mainline had burst. All the leaks have been in the gravel portion of my yard so it wasnt too bad to repair them. A few days ago I noticed an area of the grass in my front yard was a little flooded and could see water coming up from the ground. I dug it up today and found another crack in the pipe and repaired it. I turned the drip irrigation back on to make sure everything was good and it was until I heard a gurgling sound and saw water coming up about five feet 8 feet down the line. Its all starting to get pretty old and Im trying to figure out what is causing all this. The spots were it has cracked are in a little to no traffic areas. My only guesses are that the line is getting old (house was built in '06) or the water pressure is two high. I have no idea how to check the water pressure or go about how to adjust it. Any insight on what might be the cause and possible solutions?


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Thursday, November 16th 2017, 7:19pm



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Tuesday, November 21st 2017, 5:21pm

Check the pressure? Buy a pressure gauge.

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