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Wednesday, August 31st 2011, 7:08pm

Urgent - Can't get valve closed

I posted earlier about some older hydro rain valves. On one of the valves that was not working I mannually turned it on and now it wont shut off, I have no way of shutting of the sprinklers without shutting down water to the entire house.

I have pulled the bleeder rod several times and let water spray up into the air but it wont shut off. Any instant advise would be greatly appreciated.


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Posts: 493

Location: Seattle


Wednesday, August 31st 2011, 9:06pm

Time to upgrade your system..

You probably have a shut off valve somewhere.. Basically the point of connection where the tapped into your water supply.

Replace those ancient valves and get a back flow device installed to act as your isolation for the sprinkler system and your house.


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Posts: 5

Location: Atlanta, GA


Tuesday, September 13th 2011, 6:36am

I agree with Mitchgo. Also, there should be a flow control on the valve. See if you can turn the flow control off and that should at least help slow down the water flow.
Russell Hulsey, CIC

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