You are not logged in.

Dear visitor, welcome to SPRINKLER TALK FORUM - You Got Questions, We've Got Answers. If this is your first visit here, please read the Help. It explains how this page works. You must be registered before you can use all the page's features. Please use the registration form, to register here or read more information about the registration process. If you are already registered, please login here.


Starting Member


Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 6:28pm

Cleaning very old rainbird valves

I have very old rainbird valves that I don't believe use a diaphram. They have a sort of plunger that opens and closes the valve. I have had them stick open before and was able to remove the solenoid and plunger and clean the dirt off the valve seat and they worked. I can't remember how I removed the solenoid and plunger. I am afraid I am going to break something if I force it to unscrew. Can you identify what valve I am referring to and tell me how to take it apart without damaging it?


Supreme Member

Posts: 5,292

Location: Metro NYC


Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 6:51pm

post a photo of the valve

Similar threads

Rate this thread