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The last 4 posts

Saturday, July 19th 2014, 6:46am

by Central Irrigation

Usually, depending on the size of leak, you can see water boiling if the box has some water in it. You have to watch closely for it, but the small boils of water can help pinpoint where the actual leak is coming from.

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 9:06pm

by tenchains

Yea they are jar top. I disassembled one to clean out the diaphragm which was fouled. It worked. I installed the solenoids over a month ago same time as the diaphragm cleaning. I can double check the solenoid o rings, and the tightness of the jar cap. I just don't know why it would have begun now after it was running fine for over a month. I have no heads near the box and the water went down minutes after closing the main.. TY

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 7:24pm

by Central Irrigation

Your richdel valves are the "jar top" type correct? As in, to disassemble, you need to unscrew the top. With no pressure in the mainline, try tightening the cap. I don't recall if you had disassembled the valves before. But, it is important that all parts are as clean as possible before reassembly.

When you changed selonoids, was there an o-ring in the solenoid? The new selonoids have one preinstalled, just making sure you didn't remove it when you removed the white plastic keeper.

Only other option is a leak in the fittings, or runoff from sprinkling.

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 5:05pm

by tenchains

Water in the valve box

On top of my issue if having a failing controller a new issue has presented itself today. I noticed water in front of the valve box. I opened it to find it flooded and the valves underwater. I shut down the water and unplugged the controller. I thought maybe this could be a controller issue, but I don't know if could be. Can somebody please throw me some 411?! The solenoids are all new. They were replace a couple of months ago. The system was working, and the box has not been flooded until just recently. When I shut the water off the water in the box went away.... My Richdel controller is shot, but I don't see how it could cause the valve box to flood.