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Friday, May 8th 2015, 9:46am

Any easy/cheap way to trace where sprinkler line run?

My sprinkler system is not set up all that well. Short of complete scrapping it, I would like to try and make use of some of the existing line if possible. But as I have learned for doing gardening I have line running is locations I would never have guessed.

Is there any way to trace where lines are run? I would prefer not to just run a new line when there is one possibly a few feet away.

From what little knowledge of systems i have, i think mine is not the typical. For one the manifold and valves i have are located in my attached garage and is made of sweated copper. Then each of the 5 zones has a pipe leaving through the exterior wall of the garage. There is also a vacuum breaker on the out side and its not at the highest point of the system.

I would like to install a few manifold boxes around the yard, (the property is a half acre) and use some of the existing lines if possible. I know I will have to run wires to the boxes but that shouldn't be too much work.


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Friday, May 8th 2015, 10:01am

Sell the unneeded copper for scrap and build a system the right way, starting with proper backflow prevention.

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