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Thursday, August 21st 2014, 11:02am

by lind

Legacy Irritrol Solenoids

All,
After letting my system bake for almost 2 weeks. I found that I'm still getting air into my system. When I bleed the air out the system works fine. Looks like I will need to add some sort of air release.

Monday, August 11th 2014, 12:54pm

by lind

Legacy Irritrol Solenoids

I finally bought a kit and replaced the bonnet, diaphragm and solenoid. I also changed out my fountain head to one that restricts more than the last one. So far it's been working for 2 days. Looks Like I had 2 issues pressure and bad/legacy solenoid.

I will keep you guys posted. Thanks for all your help.

Friday, August 8th 2014, 7:49pm

by mrfixit

I had this same problem myself on an old 711 valve. I stripped the threads on a brand new solenoid. It was definitely too long. I thought I just took the retainer off a new solenoid but maybe I installed the old style solenoid. They have redesigned it where the plunger is much bigger.

Friday, August 8th 2014, 6:09pm

by lind

Legacy Irritrol Solenoids

I probably was doubling up on the o-rings. Will report back with my findings.

Friday, August 8th 2014, 6:08pm

by lind

Legacy Irritrol Solenoids

I bought just the solenoid, the guy at the counter said this is the one. The box description said for irritrol. I'm not sure if I removed the other o-ring which sits in the spot where you screw in the solenoid.

The part of the solenoid that screws into the valve is much longer than the original. Thanks for the tip, I will try installing without the o-ring. I will try that today and report back and post pictures of both solenoids.

Friday, August 8th 2014, 5:36pm

by Central Irrigation

Then you're doing something wrong or have the entirely wrong selonoid. The replacement would be an Irritrol 216B. Which would use the exact same selonoid.

Are you removing the o-ring? The new selonoid has an o-ring built in, so make sure you aren't doubling up on o-rings.

Did you purchase the selonoid only, or did you pull it off of a valve?

Friday, August 8th 2014, 4:43pm

by lind

Legacy Irritrol Solenoids

Mrfixit,
Is there a place I can get some of the old valves to get the solenoids ?

Friday, August 8th 2014, 4:18pm

by lind

Legacy Irritrol Solenoids

I tried that it didn't work. The shaft, the threads are on is too long. The original solenoid threaded shaft is half the length.
So if you put both solenoids side by side the tip where the threads are, the original is about 50% shorter if that makes sense. I will post a picture of both when I get home.

Friday, August 8th 2014, 2:21pm

by mrfixit

Take the white plastic retainer off of the solenoid and throw it away. It's that white ring that keeps the plunger from falling out.
Does it fit now?

Friday, August 8th 2014, 12:30pm

by lind

Legacy Irritrol Solenoids

Here's the picture I hope the reduced pixels you can see the image.
lind has attached the following file:
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