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Friday, September 28th 2018, 6:49pm

Water shooting out of irrigation box

Leak is at the right side top where the hole is, water shooting up straight at high pressure, you can see where the soil is eroded from the pressure. Even blew the cover off! Never touched the settings, they have been in place for a year with no issues. The piece can be screwed off and looks like something broke off of it. Just wondering if this is something I can pick up at Home Depot or something and replace. Thanks!



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Location: USA


Friday, September 28th 2018, 9:34pm

Are the threads broken off? A cap goes on there with hose threads.
If the threads are broken off you'll need to replace the whole filter. Unless you're lucky and can find the exact filter and just swap out parts. Home Depot does sell Wye Filters. Is there a brand name on it?


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Location: Metro NYC


Saturday, September 29th 2018, 1:30pm

Filters are cheap enough, but the next one you buy could also blow apart. Expensive filters will be stronger, but you could blow up half a dozen cheap ones and not get near the cost of an unbreakable one made of brass.

One tip to help save the next cheap filter, is to employ the flow control on the zone valve to slow the outrush of water into the filter.

Also, make sure the filter is cleaned regularly. A clogged filter points all the water force at its cleanout. "pop"

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