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Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 6:10pm

Author: Mud Man

How should I set the manual and selonoid valves to operate with timer?

I'm using Hunter PGV valves with an Orbit Timer. The Hunter valves have a manual control and a selonoid control. How should I set these to operate the valves with the timer? Should the manual valve be open and the selonoid valve be closed?

Saturday, July 16th 2011, 10:13pm

Author: Mud Man

Can not dig deep enough -- how to hook up sprinkler

I started digging my ditches today with a rented ditch witch. I'm digging 11 inch trenches to install rotating sprinklers on 1 in lateral pipes. I'm unable to consistently get down 11 in in some areas even with the ditch witch. I can get down 11 inches at the point I need to put the sprinkler head, but only about 6 inches on either side. What are my options for conecting a 10 in sprinkler head to a pipe that is only 6 inches deep? Is there a flexible hose connection? What are the pros and cons o...

Tuesday, June 28th 2011, 10:24am

Author: Mud Man

Thanks guys

Thanks to all who responded. I appreciate the advice from sage sprinkler installers like yourselves. You convinced me -- individual valve boxes it is. Mud Man

Monday, June 27th 2011, 8:25pm

Author: Mud Man

Burying vs. valve box?

I plan to install a system with in-line valves placed about 35 feet apart and will not attempt to manifold them. I'd rather not install valve boxes in order to avoid having the covers at the surface. Is there any big issue with just burying the valve?