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Thursday, August 4th 2011, 10:29am

by wsommariva

Dig down a couple of feet at that anti siphin valve. If you see the pvc capped off you have your answer.

Do you have any sprinkler heads anywhere?

Wednesday, August 3rd 2011, 9:06pm

by Wet_Boots

Since you do not have any backflow protection, you do not want the system to be connected.

Stop typing and call in a pro.

Wednesday, August 3rd 2011, 8:08pm

by nnhubbard

Ok, after looking again at the exposed pipes that I can see, I am wondering if the system even ever had the water hooked up. I see two capped off pipes. Take a look and let me know what you think:



Thoughts?

Thanks for the help.

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 2:30pm

by Matt Dildy

If that antisyphon valve is the master valve, then you don't have any real backflow protection.


What is backflow protection?
oh boy

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 11:39am

by Wet_Boots

If that antisyphon valve is the master valve, then you don't have any real backflow protection.


What is backflow protection?
Answers are location-specific. What is your location?

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 10:31am

by nnhubbard

If that antisyphon valve is the master valve, then you don't have any real backflow protection.


What is backflow protection?

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 9:39am

by Wet_Boots

If that antisyphon valve is the master valve, then you don't have any real backflow protection.

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 8:42am

by wsommariva

Start at your water meter and work back toward the outside valve. Looks like you have at least 5 or 6 wires going to the controller. Assuming the two black ones are for power. So the valve you see could be the master valve as stated by servicetechMA. Go around the property and look for a valve box dug in the ground. Many have a green top. Also seems like a fairly new system so once you find the water cutoff you might be up and running with few other problems.

Monday, July 25th 2011, 8:39pm

by nnhubbard

Open up the controller face,see how many colored wires, are wired up in there. It will look pretty empty with only 1 zone. If you have several then that valve pictured could be a master valve,it could possibly be faulty,bad solenoid or somthing,it would open though if you turn bleeder or solenoid. If you get confused about the main water valve in the house. Have somone outside,while you are inside,while you are standing right where the pipe would enter the house. Have them tap on it,its usually obvious but definately not always. If its pvc dont tap on it with metal obviousely,use the rubber handles of a wrench or somthing. And also when you find this pipe inside,track it back to a valve somwhere that will look like a " T " the top of this T is the water pipe,the vertical line is the handle of the ball valve,all pipes that are ON will have the handle running in line,horizontally with the pipe,while any valve that is OFF,the handle will cut across it vertically,up and down. As if it is blocking the water,which it is of course. youll find it. You could have a seperate meter for the irrigation or somthing also,thats pretty common,in shich case there could be 2 valves to turn on.


Thanks, the pipes are next to my garage, so inside there are no valves to turn on, only the control panel is there. I am wondering if I am going to need to dig around the pipes to see where they go. Went under the house as well and the on valve is not there either.

I have turned no the valve that is directly on the pipes, but nothing happened even after waiting a while.

Monday, July 25th 2011, 6:08pm

by servicetechMA

Open up the controller face,see how many colored wires, are wired up in there. It will look pretty empty with only 1 zone. If you have several then that valve pictured could be a master valve,it could possibly be faulty,bad solenoid or somthing,it would open though if you turn bleeder or solenoid. If you get confused about the main water valve in the house. Have somone outside,while you are inside,while you are standing right where the pipe would enter the house. Have them tap on it,its usually obvious but definately not always. If its pvc dont tap on it with metal obviousely,use the rubber handles of a wrench or somthing. And also when you find this pipe inside,track it back to a valve somwhere that will look like a " T " the top of this T is the water pipe,the vertical line is the handle of the ball valve,all pipes that are ON will have the handle running in line,horizontally with the pipe,while any valve that is OFF,the handle will cut across it vertically,up and down. As if it is blocking the water,which it is of course. youll find it. You could have a seperate meter for the irrigation or somthing also,thats pretty common,in shich case there could be 2 valves to turn on.