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The last 7 posts

Tuesday, April 17th 2007, 4:02pm

by deerenascar

Got it to work. When the valves were blown out last year they undid 2 set screws. This is why the water shot out when I turned the one valve. I tightened the screws and turned the valve... water did not project out.. this was good. I then tested teh valves and it worked! Thanks for all your help!

Tuesday, April 17th 2007, 2:57pm

by jmduke7

Ok, so you got water to the valve but could not get any water through the valve, right? If that is so, tell me what brand the valves are.

Tuesday, April 17th 2007, 2:55pm

by deerenascar

I never got water at the sprinklers... just at the valve.

I will check the other things you said.
The thing on the side of the house says vacuum pump or something like that...

Tuesday, April 17th 2007, 2:45pm

by jmduke7

Am i clear on this? When you turned the valves to the "on" position, you got no water, right? If that is the case all I can suggest at this point is to make sure there are no other valves in between your poc (point of connection) to the water source. Is this thing / valve on the side of the house a back-flow preventer? If so, check to make sure there is not another valve in the ground near there (such as a manual ball valve or gate valve). You might also want to look at your controller and see if there is a main / master valve hooked to the circuit. If so this could be the culprit, as the master valve controls all water to all valves.

Tuesday, April 17th 2007, 2:28pm

by deerenascar

I turned the water on from the house to the sprinkler system.
I tried to manually test each station. At first I thought I heard my drip sprinkler station .... but that was the only one.

I then turned all the valves inside of my "green" boxes to "on."

Since then I have turned them back to "off."

There is also a side valve on the side of my house that has a place to hook up two 1/4" pipe couplers. I turned one valve there and they both shot water out about 10'. There was another valve that I turned and the water shot further.

Current positions.

Water is on from basement to sprinkler box.
All selonoid valves in the green boxes (3 boxes) are turned to "off"
Valve for two 1/4" is turned off (no water shooting out).
Valve that made them shoot further is turned to make them shoot less (open for the rest of the valves I think, though I have tried it both ways)

Tuesday, April 17th 2007, 2:17pm

by jmduke7

Explain in more detail as to what you have and as to what you have done. Your problem may be something simple and is just being overlooked.

Tuesday, April 17th 2007, 2:13pm

by deerenascar

No Water??

Ok, maybe it is me but I have tried everything... and now... I don't even know what way is on.

I have turned every valve and tried manual on the controller. I can't get any water. I know it is turned on at the house becuase I turned on the one and for got to tighten to bleeder valve at first. Please help.