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Thursday, August 2nd 2007, 9:24am

leaking head

One of our zones doesn't seem to shut completely. After it cycles, it continues to leak water until the system shuts off.
Is this a valve problem?
I haven't replaced one before, pretty easy? It's a Rainbird system.


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Location: USA


Monday, August 6th 2007, 5:23am

It aould be the valve that is not closing. do you know where your valves are? Pretty easy fix. find your valves and get the make and model number and SW wiil have the stuff you need to fix it.



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Posts: 158

Location: FT. Walton Beach, Florida


Tuesday, August 7th 2007, 11:25am

Do you have a completely level yard? Is the zone that leaks downhill from all the others? If so, you have what we call low head drainage. It is an easy problem to fix with a few added parts. If not, it could be a valve problem, but would be rare. I have only seen a couple of valves that would seep / or leak (not completely closing) and neither were Rain-bird (Hardie Ultra-Flow).
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