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JAKEPOW

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Tuesday, June 17th 2008, 11:42am

CANNOT FIND VALVES OR CLOCK

I JUST BOUGHT A HOUSE AND THERE IS SUPPOSIVELY A SPRINKLER SYSTEM ALREADY INSTALLED AND I CANNOT FIND A CLOCK IN THE GARAGE OR A BACKFLOW PEVENTION DEVICE, BUT I DID FIND A VALVE STICKING OUT OF THE GROUND IN A FLOWER BEAD WITH NO SOLENOID ON IT I TURNED THE PART WHERE THE SOLENOID IS SUPPOSED TO BE AND ROTORS IN THE FRONT POPPED UP I AM WONDERING IF THIS IS A CHEAP MANUAL START 1 ZONE SYSTEM OR IF THERE IS SOMETHING ELSE HIDDEN POSSIBLY THANKS FOR ANY FEEDBACK....

Wet_Boots

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Location: Metro NYC

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Tuesday, June 17th 2008, 1:24pm

Any photos?

JAKEPOW

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Tuesday, June 17th 2008, 1:47pm

SORRY I DONT HAVE ANY PHOTOS BUT I CAN EXPLAIN ITS A RAINBIRD VALVE NOT AN INLINE THOUGH THE PIPE GOES IN THE BOTTOM OF IT AND IT HAS A LITTLE HEAD AND A SMALL HEAD AND WHEN I TWIST THE LITTLE HEAD IT COMES ON, BUT THE THING THAT GETS ME IS THERE ARE NO WIRES.

mrfixit

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Wednesday, June 18th 2008, 1:04am

manual

Your description of the valve made me laugh. People come up with some amusing names for things sometimes. You're saying the valve has a little head and a small head. If it's brass then it's a manual valve. If it's plastic it might well be a solenoid operated valve. The wires might be broken off so short you couldn't tell it had wires. Maybe you can find a link online somewhere to a picture of your valve.

http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images;_ylt=A0oGklJTuFhI_3IBzkZXNyoA?ei=UTF-8&p=rainbird+valve&fr2=tab-web&fr=msgr-buddy
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