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marcob

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Tuesday, July 26th 2016, 10:03am

Any comments / suggestion on this 10 year old valve setup?

This system was installed in 2005, and start to have more and more issues with it (Picture was taken during install).

I believe it's time for a redo, any suggestions, comments?


Couple things:
Found screws INSIDE the valves :) so maybe time for a filter?
Also, have a Rachio controller attached to it (which I love), any suggestions on flow sensors?
Would like to reorganize the valves so at least they are in a straight line, absolutely no clue why they did it like this...


This post has been edited 1 times, last edit by "marcob" (Jul 26th 2016, 10:13am)


Wet_Boots

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Tuesday, July 26th 2016, 10:28am

What's your location? What backflow preventer is in place?

marcob

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Tuesday, July 26th 2016, 11:29am

Woodlands, TX.
This is what it looks like today.



Wet_Boots

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Tuesday, July 26th 2016, 1:18pm

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

mrfixit

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Tuesday, July 26th 2016, 8:01pm

Finding foreign objects inside a valve like screws that didn't come from a valve is super rare.

Do you have a picture of the screws?

I don't believe you need a filter. If there's another screw it'll show itself sooner or later.

I doubt you're getting screws through the city water. hmm You are on city water yes?

Did you have any plumbing work done recently where the main line was cut open? Plumbers like to drop things down in there from time to time.

marcob

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Tuesday, July 26th 2016, 10:45pm

These were about 4mm thick, short screws. They did a ton of work on the water system in the last couple of years, but that was a couple of miles away.

In the last 7 months I had to replace 7 of the 9 diaphrams which were all messing up, that's why I was thinking about placing a filter in front to prevent stuff from clogging up my valves and my heads.

The screw which I found in my main valve after one of my zones was leaking non stop. (replaced the diaphram in that zone as well)...

mrfixit

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Wednesday, July 27th 2016, 2:02am

That's really weird. I highly doubt they traveled 2 miles. One screw traveling 2 miles and getting stuck in there I suppose could happen but mutiple screws I highly doubt unless there's hundreds of them in there. Maybe they dropped a whole box in there.

It's possible someone did it on purpose via the backflow device.

hi.todd

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Wednesday, July 27th 2016, 8:51am

I agree it sounds like sabotage.

A pro can render a system useless with very little effort.

I concur with MR FIXIT!, The Woodlands Texas, no Filter.
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