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The last 10 posts

Sunday, May 6th 2012, 2:39pm

by scruffy57

Thanks for all your all's help. I found a broken wire and repaired it. I didn't know that would keep me from opening a valve manually though. Sprinkler system runs fine now.

Sunday, May 6th 2012, 1:27pm

by mrfixit

Look at the controller and see if there's a wire hooked up to the mv or pump or p terminal. Those are all the same terminal. Different controllers have different markings for it.

Sunday, May 6th 2012, 11:39am

by Wet_Boots

upload photos at Imageshack and post the thumbnail codes here. As for the shutoff, you may not even have one for the sprinkler system.

Sunday, May 6th 2012, 11:24am

by scruffy57

still trying to find sprinkler shut off

I did some digging and took some pics.
Any ideas?
scruffy57 has attached the following files:

Sunday, May 6th 2012, 10:09am

by Wet_Boots

A single atmospheric vacuum breaker upstream of the zone valves is a code violation today and thirty years ago. Make it a Pressure Vacuum Breaker, and you got real protection, and code compliance.

Sunday, May 6th 2012, 10:01am

by scruffy57

Are you saying I need to upgrade the vacuum breaker?

Could there be another one wherever I find the sprinkler shutoff?

Sunday, May 6th 2012, 9:49am

by Wet_Boots

Absolutely a code violation in Texas, or anywhere, for that matter - they are beginning to pay attention to these things - you may have difficulties selling that house

Sunday, May 6th 2012, 9:34am

by scruffy57

I am not sure if I have a master valve. Is there an easy way to find this out?
The sprinkler system is original with the house. Home was built in 1995. There are 6 zones. t I live in Texas and don't have a basement.

I am fixing to go back outside and search for the sprinkler shutoff. Again

Thanks for all the help

Sunday, May 6th 2012, 9:10am

by Wet_Boots

unless you have a one-zone system with that zone valve in your basement, your plumbing is a code violation, and absolutely of no protection to the drinking water

Sunday, May 6th 2012, 2:12am

by mrfixit

Is there a master valve or pump?