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lind

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Friday, August 8th 2014, 9:18am

Legacy Irritrol Solenoids

I have inherited an older I believe irritrol sprinkler system. The solenoids online/in store do not work as replacements. The threads on the older solenoids are very short. The new replacements the threads are much longer and won't screw in tight. Can you find older solenoids ? Or bite the bullet and replace the whole valve ?

irrigirl

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Friday, August 8th 2014, 11:58am

Irritrol Valves

I work for Irritrol. What color are the valves? And do they say Irritrol on them? Can you attach a picture?

lind

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Friday, August 8th 2014, 12:24pm

Legacy Irritrol Solenoids

The valves are gray. They do not say irritrol that I can find. I have replaced the diaphram once, so I believe it's an irritrol. I cant post a picture. I can't get the file size below 20k.

lind

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Friday, August 8th 2014, 12:30pm

Legacy Irritrol Solenoids

Here's the picture I hope the reduced pixels you can see the image.
lind has attached the following file:
  • Irritrol.jpg (18.42 kB - 48 times downloaded - Last download: Aug 21st 2014, 2:17pm)

mrfixit

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Location: USA

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Friday, August 8th 2014, 2:21pm

Take the white plastic retainer off of the solenoid and throw it away. It's that white ring that keeps the plunger from falling out.
Does it fit now?

lind

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Friday, August 8th 2014, 4:18pm

Legacy Irritrol Solenoids

I tried that it didn't work. The shaft, the threads are on is too long. The original solenoid threaded shaft is half the length.
So if you put both solenoids side by side the tip where the threads are, the original is about 50% shorter if that makes sense. I will post a picture of both when I get home.

lind

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Friday, August 8th 2014, 4:43pm

Legacy Irritrol Solenoids

Mrfixit,
Is there a place I can get some of the old valves to get the solenoids ?

Central Irrigation

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Location: Central Minnesota

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Friday, August 8th 2014, 5:36pm

Then you're doing something wrong or have the entirely wrong selonoid. The replacement would be an Irritrol 216B. Which would use the exact same selonoid.

Are you removing the o-ring? The new selonoid has an o-ring built in, so make sure you aren't doubling up on o-rings.

Did you purchase the selonoid only, or did you pull it off of a valve?

lind

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Friday, August 8th 2014, 6:08pm

Legacy Irritrol Solenoids

I bought just the solenoid, the guy at the counter said this is the one. The box description said for irritrol. I'm not sure if I removed the other o-ring which sits in the spot where you screw in the solenoid.

The part of the solenoid that screws into the valve is much longer than the original. Thanks for the tip, I will try installing without the o-ring. I will try that today and report back and post pictures of both solenoids.

lind

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Friday, August 8th 2014, 6:09pm

Legacy Irritrol Solenoids

I probably was doubling up on the o-rings. Will report back with my findings.

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