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Tuesday, January 17th 2017, 2:23pm

Author: NABRIL

Intermatic pump timer gets stuck changing the day on the skipper wheel

Hello I control my irrigation pump with an Intermatic R8816P101C, and the timer mechanism doesn't work properly. Around 8pm, the yellow wheel stops rotating, and gets stuck at the point when the peg that rotates the skipper wheel makes contact with the skipper wheel. What could be causing it? A bad motor? Dust or dirt in the skipper wheel?

Wednesday, April 20th 2016, 1:24pm

Author: NABRIL

issue with hydrotek 6000 valve opening both zones

thank you again WetBoots. 1. What are you referring to with "cleanouts"? 2. Are you suggesting, as a start, to replace the rubber disc in my 6000 valve? After inspecting it, it looks fine, with no tears or much wear after 3 years. 3. Is there a known way to measure the flow of my pump?

Tuesday, April 5th 2016, 3:26pm

Author: NABRIL

issue with hydrotek 6000 valve opening both zones

thanks wet boots I dont get an email notification when a reply is posted. I want to change this, but what is frustrating is that it did work fine for a year or so after its installation. Since then, I've removed spray heads here and there, and some other projects have broken and repaired pvc pipes. So, where am I loosing ppm. I do not just have 1 rotor and 2 sprays. What i said was that I have 2 zones: one containing all rotors, and the other containing all the sprays. I will check out your sugg...

Monday, April 4th 2016, 12:25pm

Author: NABRIL

issue with hydrotek 6000 valve opening both zones

I resurface this post because my issue continues. It stops happening for some time, and then it surfaces again. I've taken the valve components out and cleaned them frequently to make sure, but yet, the valve sends water to both zones or only 1 repeatedly. I would like to consider replacing this valve with an electrically-controlled solution. That would probably require the replacement of my current timer and the valve, with an electronic panel and the 2 valves, right?

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 1:42pm

Author: NABRIL

issue with hydrotek 6000 valve opening both zones

Quoted from "Wet_Boots" Give it a good cleaning. Be certain the zones meet a minimum flow rate spec that valves like this demand. THANKS BOOTS. How do I do that (meet the minimum flow)? p.s. where do I click so that I get alerted via email of replies? I can't find it.

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 8:14am

Author: NABRIL

issue with hydrotek 6000 valve opening both zones

I have a Hydrotek6000 indexing valve feeding 2 zones (1-rotors, 2-sprays), and I have an Intermatic mechanical timer. On fairly frequent occasion I will see that both zones are receiving water (rotors and sprays). Or, if I manually turn on the pump, I will see water come out of both zones. What can cause this? Dirt/sediment in the valve chamber? Something is worn out? The valve is 3 years old.

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 11:22am

Author: NABRIL

ez flo fertigation vs a home made solution

I have a well-fed irrigation system, and in one of the zones, a dedicated pvc pipe (call it "orchid pipe") irrigates a bunch of orchids that are attached to a tree. That line is either a 1/2 or 3/4 inch pvc tube that has a rubber hose attached to it and rises 6 feet or so; a full circle, brass spray head on top gets all the orchids wet. MY wife usually sprays each orchid I would like to install some sort of feeding concoction on that orchid pipe so that my wife can add orchid food. I came across...

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 7:34pm

Author: NABRIL

Rotating/turning my Hydrotek 6000 valve

Got it and thanks. Leave the valve where it is and move the pump, reconnecting it to the valve with various elbows; I will try to use 45° elbows as much as possible.

Monday, April 21st 2014, 7:18pm

Author: NABRIL

Rotating/turning my Hydrotek 6000 valve

Let's see if this works. [img]http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=a4lppy&s=8[/img] [img]http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2u6zlty&s=8[/img] So, you're saying to use elbows to extend and reroute the outside pipes over the concrete, and then rotate and put my valve the way I want to point it? But I don't want to add a lot of elbows since that will cause resistance and reduce pressure slightly, right? Or not really? I wish I could drill the concrete and have the pipes stick out of it, but I think that wo...

Friday, April 18th 2014, 10:14am

Author: NABRIL

Rotating/turning my Hydrotek 6000 valve

wET BOOTS I got you a picture, and I continue to thank you for your help. The 20kb limitation makes it tough to post though. I want to rotate/move that blue well pump to where the black triangle is. My valve on the right has the active zones with a red circle, and the empty ones with green. In looking at it and if I have to keep the active zones in 1 and 3 per the documentation, it looks like my only option is to keep it as it is, and put in 2-45 degree bends to the left of the sediment filter. ...

Thursday, April 17th 2014, 2:51pm

Author: NABRIL

Rotating/turning my Hydrotek 6000 valve

[attach]99[/attach]Ok. The attached picture represents my valve, and I have 2 lines capped for future expansion (numbers 2 and 4), and my 2 active zones are 1 and 3. So. I want to rotate my valve 45 degrees to the left, and the tubes obviously stick out of the ground, which I will cut for this rotation and reseal with couplings. Because of the turn, my active zones may now end up in holes 2 and 4, instead of my present 1 and 3. Is that ok? In the documentation of the valve I read that this valve...

Monday, April 7th 2014, 10:48am

Author: NABRIL

Rotating/turning my Hydrotek 6000 valve

Hello I am contemplating moving (rotating) my pump 90 degrees, and, of course, I will have to cut my existing 1.5" pipes that feed my Hydrotek 6000 valve, so that I can rotate it 90 degrees. I am using it with 2 zones, and I believe they are holes 1 and 3; the other 2 are capped. In looking at the documentation I see that the irrigation pipes/lines have to be in opposing holes. Once I cut all 4 pipes, can I rotate the valve and use 2 and 4? When using this valve, does it matter which 2 you use a...

Wednesday, May 8th 2013, 11:29am

Author: NABRIL

Suggestion for replacement for better solution for valve

Quoted from "Wet_Boots" Any modern controller will have multiple schedules. ok, and what type of valve do I need to get that can be controlled?

Monday, May 6th 2013, 12:25pm

Author: NABRIL

Water overflowing out of side of rotor

Hello I replaced a spray head that was in 1 of my zones with a 4 inch rotor to better cover the area. I see that this new rotor, however, has water gushing out of the side of the riser while functioning. It happens to be located at the end of a downward slopping pipe run. Is the gushing water an idication of too much water pressure for that rotor? Do I ignore it? Thanks

Monday, May 6th 2013, 12:12pm

Author: NABRIL

Suggestion for replacement for better solution for valve

Hello My sprinkler system was installed with an indexing valve (a black cap with pvc pipes coming down into the ground. the black cap has 6 screws on top) to control 2 zones--1) rotors and 2) spray heads. The rotors mainly water the grass, and the spray heads get the orchids, flower beds, etc. At present I water every other day using an Intermatic timer that only lets me set 12min cycles. So the pump comes on, waters for 12, rests for 12min, and then waters the other zone for another 12. I have ...

Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 7:25pm

Author: NABRIL

Downward sloping front lawn sprinklers leak out. Install check valve sprinklers?

Quoted from "Central Irrigation" What model of Toro rotors? CENTRAL----thanks again. I correct-----I have Rainbird 5000 rotors. I was looking at the T5 series on the SW site for 2 reasons. The technician from the irrigation company came to look at my leaking rotor, and told me that the puddles come from the water stream hitting the tall grass blades. He might be partially right, but I think he is full of it. The T5 extends 5 inches and comes with a optional check valve; however, I dont see the ...

Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 9:14am

Author: NABRIL

Downward sloping front lawn sprinklers leak out. Install check valve sprinklers?

thank you and happy NY Water cost is of no concern, since I am using well water. However, I dont want to waste it either, and I hate the large puddles that accumulate on the sidewalk. The irrigation company installed Toro brand for everything. Any preference? Pricewise, they are all relatively close, so not a big issue; I only need to buy 3 at most, so this doesnt involve a big expenditure. I see that mrfixit pasted 2 links for Hunter and Rainbird. I would prefer (if i had a choice) to stay with...

Thursday, December 20th 2012, 3:05pm

Author: NABRIL

Downward sloping front lawn sprinklers leak out. Install check valve sprinklers?

As the subject says, my front lawn slopes downward quite a bit. I dont have the exact angle, but it can easily be a foot to 2 change in elevation. I've notived that some of the heads at the very bottom, leak out when the watering is done, and I read in another thread somewhere that sprinkler heads exist that can prevent this leaking; they have a check valve that precents the flow of water back out, and it also alleviates the issue of water spurting out of the heads before it. Sure, the installer...

Sunday, December 16th 2012, 5:53pm

Author: NABRIL

Way to better close off a nozzle head

Hello I know that I can turn the screw clockwise on top of the nozzle in order to close the flow of water, but for some reason I have 2 that still spurt out water despite tightening that screw. I also know that, if I wanted, I could dig around the area, remove the riser, and screw in a threaded pvc cap. If I do that and I want to re-enable that nozzle in say 4 years, I will have no way of locating where that cap is. Is there some female threaded "cap" that can be screwed into the riser in place ...