You are not logged in.

Reply

Dear visitor, welcome to SPRINKLER TALK FORUM - You Got Questions, We've Got Answers. If this is your first visit here, please read the Help. It explains how this page works. You must be registered before you can use all the page's features. Please use the registration form, to register here or read more information about the registration process. If you are already registered, please login here.

Attention: The last reply to this post was 421 days ago. The thread may already be out of date. Please consider creating a new thread.

Message information
Message
Settings
Automatically converts internet addresses into links by adding [url] and [/url] around them.
Smiley code in your message such as :) is automatically displayed as image.
You can use BBCode to format your message, if this option is enabled.
Security measure

Please enter the letters that are shown in the picture below (without spaces, and upper or lower case can be used).

The last 6 posts

Sunday, September 29th 2013, 8:02am

by Wet_Boots

He's talking about the anti-syphon cap. Bugs love to go in there and they get flushed down the line.
Bugs I can see. It was the idea of slugs that had me wondering if these valves were not properly elevated.

Saturday, September 28th 2013, 8:36pm

by mrfixit

RE: Bug & Debris Contamination at Valves

For years I never understood how so much slug debris found its way into my drip irrigation systems. Then one day I broke off a plastic cap on one of the valves, only to see that beneath it was a favorite location for small slugs, etc. When the valves turn on, I could see how this debris enters the system. I understand the need for such a function, and understand why manufacturers hide this problem with a cap with a not-so-obvious big gap underneath it. I have broken off all the caps, making it easy to see and hose out the debris before I turn on the sprinklers in the Spring. Any other ideas on how to protect this area?


If you installed a filter on the line then the bugs wouldn't make it to the emitters.

Saturday, September 28th 2013, 8:13pm

by mrfixit

He's talking about the anti-syphon cap. Bugs love to go in there and they get flushed down the line.

Saturday, September 28th 2013, 6:55pm

by Wet_Boots

How about posting a photo of the problem?

Saturday, September 28th 2013, 3:02pm

by mrfixit

I've seen people put screen over it and tie it off with wire.
I've always thought that gap should be filled in with plastic with holes in it so the water can drain incorporated into the design.
Someday it probably will.

Saturday, September 28th 2013, 1:39pm

by terrycts@comcast.net (Guest)

Bug & Debris Contamination at Valves

For years I never understood how so much slug debris found its way into my drip irrigation systems. Then one day I broke off a plastic cap on one of the valves, only to see that beneath it was a favorite location for small slugs, etc. When the valves turn on, I could see how this debris enters the system. I understand the need for such a function, and understand why manufacturers hide this problem with a cap with a not-so-obvious big gap underneath it. I have broken off all the caps, making it easy to see and hose out the debris before I turn on the sprinklers in the Spring. Any other ideas on how to protect this area?