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Sunday, November 20th 2011, 8:12am

Valve depth

I'm going to replace all 7 valves and I noticed that the valves are at a depth of about 2 feet. Can I just add some elbows and raise them to a reasonable depth?


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Sunday, November 20th 2011, 11:21am

If you install quality valves, you won't have to service them for years. For deep-set valves, avoid jar-tops, and stick with conventional designs.


Sunday, November 20th 2011, 11:57am

I replaced the one Toro 250 that would not stop leaking with a Hunter PGV with flow control. I'm also going to replace the other 6 since 2 others are acting up too.


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Sunday, November 20th 2011, 2:58pm

If all the valves are in one location, you could construct new valve manifolds at a shallower depth. Assuming these are near to the house and the water supply, you would also replace the old underground upstream pipe with shallower plumbing, with the idea of not having low points where water could freeze and cause damage


Sunday, November 20th 2011, 7:39pm

The valve I just replaced was by itself. The rest are in pairs. I guess in a way it's a good thing that they're deep because they will not freeze.

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