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Thursday, August 16th 2018, 6:15am

Author: Wet_Boots

Backflow preventer for basement installation

Why not go about this in the correct manner? The correct way is to know your plumbing code and to comply with it. Without knowing your location, all we can do is guess. By the way, don't go by that page you linked. It needs a rewrite. Boy does it need a rewrite. Most plumbing codes have been rewritten to require toxic-rated backflow preventers, and that's where the double check valve type of device/assembly falls by the wayside, and the 'convenience' of an indoor location (it only seems convenie...

Monday, August 6th 2018, 6:18am

Author: Wet_Boots

Replacing old Toro 264 Valves

Why not relocate the valves? You want open sky above your zone valves. Can't you do better than Orbit brand valves?

Sunday, August 5th 2018, 10:56am

Author: Wet_Boots

Help identify valve

Quoted from "mrfixit" I don't have a clue what I'm looking at there. K-Rain has a solenoid like that. Maybe you can find a model number or name on the valve. That's a pretty distinctive solenoid. Good to know.

Sunday, July 29th 2018, 8:01am

Author: Wet_Boots

Replacing nozzles for t-40 Rain BIrd

Why would they require new nozzles, if the originals are still intact? Got a photo of one of the "needs replacement nozzle" heads, with nozzle showing?

Friday, July 27th 2018, 7:25am

Author: Wet_Boots

backflow preventer gushing water from the bottom

Quoted from "Eric1116" https://www.instagram.com/p/Bltt6wXFaze/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link You are probably looking at Zinc Oxide. The temperatures for casting brass are fairly close to the melting point of zinc, so a bit of zinc might migrate to the surface of the cast part, where it can later oxidize. Do not worry about it. And do not paint the backflow preventer.

Thursday, July 26th 2018, 6:35am

Author: Wet_Boots

DIY'er about to go for it! under $600

Quoted from "DallasJW" It would benefit everyone, if uninformed amateurs would step back from their prideful ignorance, when it comes to commenting on matters of public safety there are plumbing codes for a reason there are backflow preventers for a reason there are different types of backflows with varying risks people have been sickened and killed by what was in the water that "ran the wrong way" in pipes

Thursday, July 26th 2018, 6:23am

Author: Wet_Boots

Two Water Sources Operation for Sprinkler System

For your application, the backflow preventer must be an RPZ, and it's just too bad that they cost hundreds of dollars. Save your money and buy some hose-end sprinklers, if you must have watering beyond your allotment. Much more simple and economical.

Wednesday, July 25th 2018, 7:45am

Author: Wet_Boots

Hunter Pro-HC1200 senses overcurrent on all zones.

Pro-HC - Factory Reset From the home screen please tap on Settings. Next tap on Config. Tap on Factory Default. Finally, tap on Erase Config. Congratulations, you have now successfully factory reset your controller and is now ready for fresh configuration settings, manually or automatically by synchronising it with your Hydrawise account.

Sunday, July 22nd 2018, 5:17pm

Author: Wet_Boots

Weather Tec 10-83 Impact sprinkler

Weather-Tec does have a phone number. Talk to some humans at the source.

Sunday, July 22nd 2018, 5:12pm

Author: Wet_Boots

Replacing a jet pump with a non-jet pump

Can you explain why you made this switch? What make and model of pump did you replace?

Sunday, July 22nd 2018, 10:22am

Author: Wet_Boots

DIY'er about to go for it! under $600

Quoted from "DallasJW" I have seen people simply put a loop in some garden hose and use that as a backflow preventer. The simple fact that you even realize that this is something to consider puts you ahead.. In my amateur, uneducated opinion, as long as you don't have any steep grades and pipe the system above the highest head at the spigot, maybe with a loop, you're fine. Someone who is ranting about the backflow preventers explain to me how water at almost atmospheric pressure would flow back...

Thursday, July 19th 2018, 10:09pm

Author: Wet_Boots

Short radius I20 vs PGJ

Quoted from "mrfixit" I'd put a sprinkler at 2:30 pm of that top arc. I see a brown spot happening there. Where there is only single coverage from the smaller full circle head? I'd lose that full circle in favor of a half-circle on the border, completing a head-to-head layout on the back border, and maybe alter the half circle next to the "future driveway" into two part circle heads next to each other, with their total arcs making for the same half-circle arc of the replaced head, and with one ...

Thursday, July 19th 2018, 7:20am

Author: Wet_Boots

Creating a 3 or 4 zone irrigation system

Your one and only first step is to turn your water supply into numbers by measuring flow and pressure combined, and charting the results. Everything else has to wait.

Wednesday, July 18th 2018, 7:18am

Author: Wet_Boots

33-year old weathermatic valve won't turn sprinklers on

Consider replacing all the old W*M diaphragms, which will reset the clock on a key system component. And yes, the diaphragm was next in the chain of diagnostics. A pro would have known by the look and feel of the old one that it was time for a new one, but that look and feel does not translate into words, hence the solenoid and exhaust port test.

Monday, July 16th 2018, 5:20pm

Author: Wet_Boots

No backflow preventer?

There is no irrigation backflow preventer showing in your photo. There is showing a "Dual Check Valve" device, which is a just-in-case device commonly seen installed just downstream of water meters. It has no value as proven protection. It is only a backup device. Primary protection cames from either a Pressure Vacuum Breaker or a Reduced Pressure Zone device, those commonly known by the acronyms PVB and RPZ

Monday, July 16th 2018, 10:40am

Author: Wet_Boots

Short radius I20 vs PGJ

Rotor heads with 3/4-inch connections are going to be more durable. The only popup rotors with 1/2-inch connections that are likely to become commonplace are the MP Rotator types, which would fit your application, given the shorter spray distances you have.

Sunday, July 15th 2018, 7:25pm

Author: Wet_Boots

Weather Tec 10-83 Impact sprinkler

Why can't you get what you need from the factory? Or at least let them find you a distributor.

Sunday, July 15th 2018, 7:18pm

Author: Wet_Boots

Do in need to replace my Febco 765

You could always raise the PVB five feet higher, and gain the elevation it requires.

Sunday, July 15th 2018, 7:12pm

Author: Wet_Boots

Which valve would you use?

You don't need a 100 mesh filter on city water supplies. As for valves, don't drift too far away from valves you can easily get replacement parts for. All valves will eventually need servicing, so don't make it hard on yourself.