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Location: San Angelo, TX


Saturday, November 19th 2016, 2:11pm

Water running out of zone valve box

Last Saturday I mowed my front lawn. To one side there is a zone control box and water was running out the top. I turned off main water supply and water stopped as expected. Bailed water out of zone box. Turned water back on and no water flowed into box. enough water had run to increase mt city water bill. Have checked zone box daily and no water. So far so good. Any ideas why valve leaked? System is more than 10 years old and have had no other problems other than running over sprinkler head once in a while.



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Location: Omaha, Nebraska, USA


Monday, November 21st 2016, 9:33am

I have had issues with manifold drains that open up, only to close tight when the water is turned back on. If you can get to it, it might be worth replacing just as a precaution.

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