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07-21-12, 04:05 PM
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Posted By mike1059

The sinkhole is more likely from a dry well the...

The sinkhole is more likely from a dry well the drain tiles are running too and the cover is caving in.
07-13-12, 06:05 PM
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Posted By mike1059

It's more likely to be the diaphram in the valve...

It's more likely to be the diaphram in the valve which has failed and is letting water through. If a solenoid fails it usualy leaves the valve closed.
06-06-12, 07:35 PM
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Posted By mike1059

It seems to me like standard black garden edging...

It seems to me like standard black garden edging material would do the job for you.
06-06-12, 07:31 PM
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Posted By mike1059

It sounds like your system pressure is too low...

It sounds like your system pressure is too low for a full size valve. Most valves need at least 15psi to fully close. If your pressure is good then it is possible that you got a bad valve because...
06-02-12, 01:06 AM
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Posted By mike1059

Although I don't know the codes for your area,...

Although I don't know the codes for your area, this is a common layout using anti-siphon valves which will meet the codes in most areas.
05-22-12, 07:26 PM
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Posted By mike1059

I would suggest locating your water source then...

I would suggest locating your water source then have a pro work up a design that you can install in stages. Ignoring the existing system and starting from scratch may be a little more costly but will...
05-22-12, 07:18 PM
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Posted By mike1059

That sounds like it would work for you. My...

That sounds like it would work for you. My suggestion would be to replace the electric valve with a ball valve then continue the line to where you would want to have a hose bib. You can always tee...
05-20-12, 12:13 PM
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Posted By mike1059

We have cut back shrubs like these before but it...

We have cut back shrubs like these before but it takes about five years for the tops to fill back in. cutting the main trunks a couple of inches below the final height you want is the best way to do...
05-20-12, 12:03 PM
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Posted By mike1059

It's possible. If one valve fails to seal, that...

It's possible. If one valve fails to seal, that can drop the pressure down enough for the other valves not to fully seal and allow some water through.
05-19-12, 04:26 PM
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Posted By mike1059

OK. I just had to deal with this same issue on of...

OK. I just had to deal with this same issue on of our jobs today. What I had to do is get two of the same type of valves and replace the tops, diaphragm and solenoid on each one to fix the problem....
05-18-12, 07:47 PM
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Posted By mike1059

Let me try and get this right. zone 1 sprays...

Let me try and get this right. zone 1 sprays continuously unless turned off at the valve and zone 2 will not turn on by the clock. Try switching the solenoids between zones 1 and 2. If I'm right zone...
05-17-12, 07:27 PM
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Posted By mike1059

It's most likely that the valve has a hairline...

It's most likely that the valve has a hairline crack causing the problem and should be replaced.
05-16-12, 11:52 PM
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Posted By mike1059

Depending on the type of valve there can be...

Depending on the type of valve there can be anywhere from four nuts or screws to eight screws holding the top of the valve on. The prossess is to turn off the water at the source and slowly loosen...
05-16-12, 05:55 PM
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Posted By mike1059

The first thing I have to ask is it a single...

The first thing I have to ask is it a single valve that is stuck on or all of them. Sometimes you have to shut all the valves manualy at the valve then open them one at a time to get them all to seal.
05-16-12, 05:48 PM
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Posted By mike1059

Your problem with zone A is either debris in the...

Your problem with zone A is either debris in the valve or a bad diaphram. The other two zones could be bad wire connections or lack of pressure due to the first zone being stuck on. My recomendation...
05-10-12, 09:15 PM
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Posted By mike1059

The answer to Q1, my recomendation would be to go...

The answer to Q1, my recomendation would be to go to an irrigation supply store and go with the Rain Bird ASVF series valves.
The answer to Q2, your proposed plan seems like a good one from my...
05-05-12, 05:21 PM
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Posted By mike1059

The most likely cause for this that I have seen...

The most likely cause for this that I have seen is that the throttle cable has slipped and needs to be readjusted.
05-05-12, 05:17 PM
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Posted By mike1059

lawrosa is right about having a master valve...

lawrosa is right about having a master valve between the filter and the zone valves. Isolation valves at each valve box can't hurt because it makes replacing valves easier although with a master...
05-02-12, 11:03 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By mike1059

A plumbing or irrigation supply house should have...

A plumbing or irrigation supply house should have the check valves but possibly with a max setting of 5psi which should still do the job for you.
05-02-12, 01:36 PM
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Posted By mike1059

There are many types of check valves. the best...

There are many types of check valves. the best one to look for to deal with your problem is one that requires at least 10 to 15psi to open. this will require the zone valve to be fully open for water...
05-02-12, 01:34 AM
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Posted By mike1059

Since you have replaced the zone valve and the...

Since you have replaced the zone valve and the system is still draining through the valve my first suggestion is a check valve after the zone valve. If that still doesn't handle the problem a manual...
05-02-12, 01:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,745
Posted By mike1059

Yes, it's possible. A well company can tell you...

Yes, it's possible. A well company can tell you what the current draw down of your well is and what effect that will have on your system.
05-01-12, 12:57 AM
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Views: 1,745
Posted By mike1059

rlyon, although my experiance with wells is...

rlyon, although my experiance with wells is limited, your problem seems like a pump begining to fail or the pressure regulater is failing. I would call a well company to check those before anything...
04-22-12, 11:22 PM
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Posted By mike1059

Having been in landscaping for some twenty-five...

Having been in landscaping for some twenty-five years this looks like normal settling from the removal of a couple of shrubs on each side of the porch. What I would do is fill the areas to the same...
04-22-12, 11:06 PM
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Views: 1,745
Posted By mike1059

Yes, the problem is most likely the solenoids....

Yes, the problem is most likely the solenoids. I've had this same trouble a time or two and changing the solenoid will generaly fix the problem.
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