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The last 10 posts

Thursday, August 11th 2011, 6:33pm

by Wet_Boots

You can shut off and/or cap heads to check for leaks, but these poppet failures usually don't leak enough water to kill a zone. If heads aren't working, it won't be the fault of poppets.

Thursday, August 11th 2011, 4:26pm

by Irishmike

I checked the flow control - fine

No water splashes out upon shut off.

I will try to ensure poppet is properly centreed, otherwise I guess I will have to expose to line and check for leaks.

Tuesday, August 9th 2011, 9:16am

by Wet_Boots

Make absolutely certain you have the poppets properly centered before the cover is replaced. Unfortunately, their stems are going to be too short to make this a no-brainer.

Tuesday, August 9th 2011, 7:11am

by Mitchgo

A break in the line would cause this too/ and or the flow control on the valve is set too low

After the zone shuts off you are supposed to see a splash of water come out of these valves

Monday, August 8th 2011, 11:03pm

by Irishmike

Bad news!
I replaced all 3 poppets and valve cover.
Now water flows in a steady spray at zones 1 and 2.
Zone 3 - it still gushes out.
Any ideas?

Monday, August 8th 2011, 12:17am

by Irishmike

Thanks to all of you for your advice/expertise.
I will get some new poppets and will let you know.
Thanks again!

Sunday, August 7th 2011, 4:17pm

by Wet_Boots

anyone installing Richdel antisyphon valves will eventually carry an inventory of those poppets (washer not available separately) - if you have to special-order them, they are still plenty cheap compared to whole valves.

Sunday, August 7th 2011, 2:55pm

by mrfixit

This doesn't have anything to do with the diaphragm. It's the rubber washer on the float/poppit. It's either damaged or missing. Unscrew the cap where the water's gushing out. You'll see a white float. Look at the washer.

You might be able to get a new washer at an Irrigation supply house or replace the whole thing like Boots suggested. You could just buy a whole new valve and harvest parts for all three valves.

Saturday, August 6th 2011, 9:21pm

by Wet_Boots

replace the vacuum-breaker poppets, every one of them - they are a wear part

Saturday, August 6th 2011, 7:55pm

by seansy59

If you cleaned the solenoid, the diaphram and cleaned the anti-siphon area where the water is flowing out (under the cap), then I am at a loss. :|

If it were me, a 19 yr. old valve I would just replace. Because the smallest things that we often overlook will wear out overtime. But that's just me. :D

See if the other pro's will chime in. Im not a "pro", but I know ALOT about sprinklers since I researched for a year on everything I could to put my own system in. Sorry I couldn't help ya! :(