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Thanks Gilmorrie, I may have to pipe thru the...

Thanks Gilmorrie, I may have to pipe thru the patios plywood ceiling but it'd be unsightly. It'd be very easy, perhaps I could only bring the pipe down about 2 feet and then put a cut-off and quick...
05-22-12, 06:41 PM
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Guys, I finally found the leak and fixed it! We...

Guys, I finally found the leak and fixed it! We were gone for almost two weeks and I forgot and left the circuit breaker on that powers the well pump and when I mowed after our return, I found that...
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Running NG Line Thru Ceiling Plate To Outside BBQ

I've always done my own work on the house from Nat'l gas, electricity,additions etc and would like to install nat'l gas to an outside BBQ grill. The problem is that the outside wall is close to the...
05-05-12, 11:44 AM
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Gotcha on that one, I don't have a master valve. ...

Gotcha on that one, I don't have a master valve. I did have one until I had the well drilled and disconnected the water supply from the house to the to the irrigation system via the well. The...
05-05-12, 06:41 AM
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Well, I located a valve, installed it and the...

Well, I located a valve, installed it and the tanks till drains. I am getting desperate and have about decided to put a plastic ball valve after each zone valve (one at a time) until I locate the...
05-02-12, 08:39 PM
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I have been looking on the internet and cannot...

I have been looking on the internet and cannot find a 10-15 psi 1" check valve, do you think a plumbing supply might have it? That's the only place I can think of that might have one. Or adjustable?
05-02-12, 02:21 PM
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Thanks Mike! I'm going to be on the lookout for...

Thanks Mike! I'm going to be on the lookout for the check valve. I'll start by an internet search.
05-02-12, 06:23 AM
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Mike, I do have manual shut off at the tank and...

Mike, I do have manual shut off at the tank and have been using it occasionally when working on the system. If I put a check valve after the zone valve, it will prevent water from backing up but...
05-01-12, 09:51 AM
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I know that the low-end sprinkler will continue...

I know that the low-end sprinkler will continue to drain even with the valve off. My problem is that all the water in the well tank empties in about 4 hours and I have found no leaks in the system...
05-01-12, 07:56 AM
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Unhappy Irrigation System Continuously drains

I posted previously but didn't "know the product."
What I have is an irrigation that continually seeps or drains. I have replaced the zone valve and it still leaks. I'm at my wit's end, the...
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Boy, you ain't wrong, it took me around 6 hours...

Boy, you ain't wrong, it took me around 6 hours to replace the valve. I don't want to do it again.
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I put a new control valve in today and still the...

I put a new control valve in today and still the tank loses pressure/water. I did find where the water was going, it is in a low area of the yard coming from a sprinkler head-any further...
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Yes there is a ball valve and I shut it off and...

Yes there is a ball valve and I shut it off and the tank holds pressure but as I said, if the valve is open-the tank loses pressure (all the water) in around 3-4 hours. I can't figure out where it...
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Bladder Tank Empties Every Four Hours

I have a well and it is connected to the sprinkler system and when the controls are off, the bladder tank empties in about 4 hours. I know it is not the well check valve because I had the valve...
04-12-12, 09:51 AM
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Odd that you mentioned it but the check valve...

Odd that you mentioned it but the check valve near the pump did leak and they replaced it due to sand... Nah, I have the two valves and I shut off the one to the irrigation line and the tank holds...
04-12-12, 08:55 AM
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Irrigation Leak In Supply Line

I had a well drill drilled 160' for $1,600, and had a contractor connect the well line to my irrigation system. I did put a pressure tank in the garage and all was well until I found out that the...
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Thank you pcboss, you've been very helpful.

Thank you pcboss, you've been very helpful.
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So basically, I need to find the feeder that...

So basically, I need to find the feeder that supplies power to the can lights and wire from there as if it were a single fixture? That's what I was thinking before I posted the question but couldn't...
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Wiring Multiple Can Lights W/ 3-Way Switches

I only have one switch in my living room and it would be a lot more convenient if I could install a second switch on the wall so in going to bed, I can turn off the lights as I exit the living room....
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Thanks for the reply, in retrospect I remember...

Thanks for the reply, in retrospect I remember running the pump after the well was drilled and shutting it off and coming back later and it took a while for the water to come out the hose/pipe so...
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Help With Pressure Tank/System

I just had the 160 ft well drilled and have a 1 1/2 HP Franklin 220V submersible pump, Amtrol Tank, Sq D pressure switch, the well is 4" PVC, Sch 80 PVC line from the pump to surface. I am not using...
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Thanks Vey, I appreciate your explanation.

Thanks Vey, I appreciate your explanation.
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Another final question: What are the solenoids...

Another final question: What are the solenoids called that I would need? I've searched the internet and can't find anything but standard irrigation solenoids.
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Thank you for that interesting post. I guess an...

Thank you for that interesting post. I guess an irrigation company will have access to the solenoids and do the job. I appreciate the details you gave, thanks!
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One last question, if the zone box turns on the...

One last question, if the zone box turns on the pump, how does this occur? Are there other valves I'd need? Would I need a check valve? and why would I need a check valve. I understand why one...
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