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Wednesday, July 14th 2004, 5:26pm


Try your local sprinkler distributor.

Wednesday, July 14th 2004, 9:29am

by madelgi


Could you please inform me where I can buy or preferebly rent the 521 locator or the Krik-It device ?



Thursday, July 11th 2002, 4:31am

by SprinklerGuy

Couple of ways to do this......

Easy but not as effective would be the "chatterbox"...i prefer to call it by its name The causes the solenoid to open and close rapidly using diodes...this creates sort of a loud hum that you may not be able to hear very well depending on traffic noise etc. I know where to get these for you and how to use them if you want help.

Harder but more effective: Progressive Electronics 521 Locator. It sends a low voltage signal through the solenoid wires and you pick it up with a hand held receiver...This item is tough to use for a first-timer and even us veterans have trouble sometimes. Maybe you should hire an irrigation repair company? We usually charge 75 bucks to find a valve......and 75 per hour after the first 1/2 hour. This equipment costs around 1200 bucks or you can rent one from a supply house.

Is your time valuable? I would either hire someone or try the KRik-It first. Good luck!

Sprinkler Solutions, Inc.
Arizona and Colorado

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Edited by - SprinklerGuy on Jul 11 2002 09:32:33 AM

Wednesday, July 10th 2002, 7:34am


There is a device that I use to find valves called something like a "Chatter Box" that when you turn it on, it makes the solenoids "chatter". Another way: If you know the lines to the sprinklers go in a straight line, walk on the line until you get to the last sprinkler and look for the box. Take a pole or some type of shaft and kinda tap the ground in places. I have seen valve box lids that have grass growing right on top of them!! This is why it is important to have something to tap with.

Wednesday, July 10th 2002, 5:38am

by Jim MacDonald

Finding lost area valve

I do maintenance on a rather large property that has two controllers with a total of 19 "zones". I do not know where seven of these zone valves are located. Is there equipment available to track these down? Possibly with some sort of low voltage tone put on solenoid wiring. Thank you.