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Location: FL


Monday, May 10th 2004, 9:16am

Anyone know how to setup Irritrol 2600t valves?

I got them hooked up properly to my manifold, but i'm wondering how do i prepare them to work with my controller. The valves are already wired properly for the controller and now just wondering how which 'bleed' screw or flow control knob has to be set. I assume when a zone is activated, it causes the flow control to open releasing water - so does this have to be closed? What about my external 'bleed' screw? How is that set for controller activation? These valves came with no instructions whatsoever so I'm wondering what is the best way to set it up. Please let me know if possible ASAP. thanks again


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Location: Canada


Tuesday, May 11th 2004, 4:48am

Just leave the bleed screw closed and the flow control knob (solenoid) closed as well. When the controller turns the valve on, the solenoid lifts a plunger inside the assembly to let the water flow. This is very straight forward for you to set up and these are very reliable valves, so you should have no problems for quite some time. Enjoy your system.




Tuesday, June 23rd 2015, 11:55pm

The procedure I found that worked best was to do the following.
1) With the Irritrol solenoid off, bleed screw closed, and the manual valve closed, turn on the water supply going to the Irritrol valves.
2) Open the bleed screw by turning it counter-clockwise until water squirts out around the screw. It will be a full turn or so.
3) With the water squirting out around the bleed screw, wait until the sprinklers are spraying water. This may take a minute or two depending on the length of sprinkler lines and how much water is in them.
4) Allow the sprinklers to run this way until you know longer here air coming through the sprinkler heads. You should hear a nice consistent flow of water coming out of the sprinkler heads.
5) Close the bleeder screw by turning it clockwise until it is snug.
6) Wait until the sprinklers stop sprinkling, this could take 30 seconds or so.
7) The Irritrol valve is now ready to go and you can use the controller to manually test it out.

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