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Wednesday, July 8th 2015, 9:02pm

6 stations/zones and only 2 valves??

SO my and my fiance have a house. The house is about 18 yrs old. and gorgeous. Well i have a good background with irrigation and landscaping from my younger years and also family owns a landscaping company. They are in a dif state so hard to just have them come fix this. Question i have, we have a Hunter system. I have tried numerous times to start up the system. Look for zones and flush them, and i have not found all of the sprinkler head locations. I am sure many of them have been overgrown. And i know for sure one or two zones are completely off. I have found heads with no pressure, cant hear or see any new seepage. And somehow the most crazy part is i have only found 2 valve boxes. Now we have about 5500 sq ft of property. And i have never scene that done before. I have paced the yard to where the neighbors probably talk over coffee in amusement. Trying to get it up and going. IF i can't locate all the heads or the rest of the valves, have no blueprint or drawing of the layout or design. What is my next step before shelling out 700+. Any help would be appreciated.

Hoover, AL




Wednesday, July 8th 2015, 9:14pm

more info

And to add to this. I am almost certain that one or both of the sylinoinds are bad or shorted out or maybe wires are bad. I don't see corrosion. NOt positive but can't believe the lawn has overgrown all other valves??? I even probed the entire 80 ft by maybe 15-20ft wide front searching for heads, plumbing or boxes. figuring maybe they are turned off or just clogged. without proper tools i have no idea what to do next. I cant really flush system with air, not knowing where all the units are, and i don't have a dectector...


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Wednesday, July 8th 2015, 9:23pm

You can rent a detector or go 'potholing' with a shovel. Either works. One is quicker by far.

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