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Friday, November 18th 2022, 12:51am

Author: mrfixit

ESP-6TM Fuse blows immediatly

Was the controller trying to run a zone when you put the fuse in? Try disconnecting the common wire then put the fuse in. Did it blow? If so the controller's bad. That controller must be 30 years old? I recently uninstalled one that went haywire. Try unplugging the controller for a minute. Then put a new fuse in. Now plug it in. Did it blow? Yes, then the controller's bad. When you changed the fuse the first time, did you use a quick blow fuse? Or just any old fuse? Because if you installed a fu...

Wednesday, November 9th 2022, 8:53pm

Author: mrfixit

Valve identification

I would say the latest version of that valve would be the Irritrol 2400. See the pin that came out with the diaphragm? That stays in the valve. Just put it back by hand. The smooth rounded part facing up. Here's the diaphragm The parts off of a new valve will fit if you want to go that way. Or just the diaphragm will most likely work.

Friday, October 28th 2022, 8:31pm

Author: mrfixit

Pipe knock — but only in the morning??

I'm not sure if I can figure this without being there in person. I would assume that since all of the valves are doing it that one problem is causing all of it. Where do you hear the noise at? Inside the walls? Outside at the back flow/Febco 765? What do you mean by sputtering? Like there's not enough water? Are the pipes freezing at night? I'm in Cal. I have no idea what back east is up to. Are you on city water? Well water? Or? Is there a pressure regulator on the system? Master valve? I would...

Thursday, October 27th 2022, 3:03pm

Author: mrfixit

CTC distance Irritrol 2700?

Ok, I did some measuring. Irritrol 2713APR-1" is 4 3/4". Too big. Irritrol 2711APR-075 is 4 1/4" Rainbird 1" ASV is 3 13/16" Hunter PGV-ASV is exactly 4" in the 3/4" You could use 3/4" x 1" male adapters. Hunder PGV-ASV 1" is 4 1/2"

Thursday, September 29th 2022, 9:34pm

Author: mrfixit

Rainbird Valve Runs Every time Each Zone Runs

The number 7 valve needs replaced or repaired. It comes on when any other valve is operated because the master valve sends water to all of the valves no matter which valve is operated. Since number 7 is broken, it comes on too. If you turned the master valve on all by itself, manually, via the bleeder screw or solenoid, number 7 will come on because it now has pressure from the master valve being on. Do the valves have flow controls? Turn off all three. Then turn on the master valve. Now unscrew...

Tuesday, September 27th 2022, 11:10pm

Author: mrfixit

Older Rainbird Valve Help

Ok I'm back. They way your question is worded got me thinking. Gusher? Where is it gushing? If it's coming out of the anti-syphon cap, then those are the parts that need repair as well. That plastic ring that's cracked? It might not have been cracked before you unscrewed it. I've seen them crack on more than one occasion just from unscrewing it. Anywho. I don't know if the cap from the Irritrol 311-A will fit. But it just might. Plus look at the price. You get the adapter and the cap. The 311-A ...

Tuesday, September 27th 2022, 3:03pm

Author: mrfixit

Rainbird Valve Runs Every time Each Zone Runs

There's still a problem with zone 7. Try this, disconnect the wire from number 7 then turn on number 7 with the controller. It came on yes? It came on because the master valve opened up but number 7 is on mechanically not electrically. Is the solenoid snug clockwise? Is it possible that you've repaired the wrong valve? Seen it done a few times. I did it myself a couple of times. To error is human.

Monday, September 26th 2022, 10:28pm

Author: mrfixit

All of a sudden - both zone are running at the same time

Yep you're an idiot. Do you have another question? haha Sorry about that. I couldn't resist. Maybe I'll be canceled. lol Try this, disconnect the number 4 wire from the controller. Now turn on number 3. Are they both on? Or just one? If they're both on, it's a wiring problem. There are two bare wires touching each other. Could be in the box or anywhere where the wires are exposed. Weed eaters, sunlight, animals will cause the casing to come off. Only 1 comes on now? Then it's the controller tell...

Monday, September 26th 2022, 10:23pm

Author: mrfixit

Older Rainbird Valve Help

You might find some old stock on Ebay. But nobody sells that anymore I do have a solution for you though. The Irritrol 300 will screw right on there. I've done it a few times. The 300 is much wider so you need to make sure there's space to screw it on. From the looks of your picture, I believe that you shouldn't have a problem Make sure you get the 1" The price that Site-One charges home owners is outrageous. I pay hmm 35 at Ewing. Find a sprinkler supply store. Ewing, John Deere, Site-One. One ...

Monday, September 26th 2022, 3:34am

Author: mrfixit

Drip tube to PVC ptpe.

Go for it and see what happens. Is there a pressure reducer on the drip line that needs to be uninstalled? Both pipes are inner diameter of 1/2". The drip might even be 5/8". You're basically asking for advice on jerry rigging your sprinkler system. What do I care? lol I don't know how old the drip is. If it's old, there might be a problem with it splitting. I've seen almost every configuration from home owners. Most of their contraptions work. It's not like the city will come to inspect it. May...

Thursday, September 22nd 2022, 12:02am

Author: mrfixit

Hunter Pro-C Residential Controller

Is there a rain sensor or something installed? Go out to the valves and see if there's water and power there. One of the two isn't working. DC? What's a DC? Is there a master valve? See if there's water n power there if so.

Saturday, September 17th 2022, 2:11pm

Author: mrfixit

Valve or solenoid problem ?

Do you know what model valve it is? I have found that when someone says, " I have a rainbird system", they're referring to the controller. The valves might be something different. But you did buy a solenoid so it probably is a rainbird. Even still I need to know the model. You're sure that the valve is getting power from the controller? Is there a valve right next to it? At this point in time I'm suspecting the diaphragm or a clogged port. I would take the bonnet off. Inspect the ports. Install ...

Monday, August 22nd 2022, 2:42pm

Author: mrfixit

Old brass Champion valves

I would convert the brass manual valves to electric. No digging or cutting of pipes. There are two converters that you'll want to consider. Don't do Orbit. Look into these two. Irritrol 2623DPR-1 or Irritrol 300-1. Consider how close together your existing valves are to make sure the adapters will fit. The black one is wider than the grey one. You'll most likely need new float kits for each valve as well. Make sure they're 1". Where you buy the adapters will/should have them. Go to Ewing, John D...

Monday, August 22nd 2022, 12:51am

Author: mrfixit

General valve question

Ok, don't go insane yet. Was the water coming out of the sprinkler before you unscrewed it? I'm not sure what black pipe you're talking about. Is it a swing joint? Funny pipe? Poly pipe? Could it just be low head drainage? Turn the valve on that you changed manually via the bleeder screw or by turning the solenoid counter clockwise if it's designed to do so. Does it turn on the problem area? Maybe you can post a picture of the pipe. Go to Imgbb.com click on "start uploading". Choose a pic. Don't...

Saturday, August 20th 2022, 5:55am

Author: mrfixit

Strip Irrigation nozzle

That sounds like a Toro nozzle. Is it black and orange? I've never had good luck with those tiny spray nozzles. You can take that rubber thing out with the tiny hole in it for a tad better spray. But they don't work that great. Hunter has a fixed 6 footer that sprays amazingly well. Not adjustable. Maybe buy one 4 footer Hunter and one 6 footer just to see what they do. Go to a sprinkler supply house. Ewing, John Deere, Site-One.

Thursday, August 18th 2022, 11:44pm

Author: mrfixit

Hunter PGP Ultra not rotating

Are the sprinklers full of debris? You said that you moved one of the bad sprinkler to a zone that works. And that there was no change yes? And you moved a good sprinkler to the bad zone and it worked? Unscrew the innards of one. Is it clean inside? No debris behind the nozzle either? I wouldn't switch to Hunter rotators. If you want that type of nozzle, go with the RainBird brand. Some people swear by the Hunter rotators. I'm not one of them. But I do love the Hunter PGP's.

Wednesday, August 17th 2022, 8:53pm

Author: mrfixit

Hunter PGP Ultra not rotating

Either the valve isn't working properly or there's a breach in the pipe somewhere. Could be that the flow control on the valve is turned down too low. Sometimes a PGP gets broken off. Go around to each head, look for puddling. Actually there could be puddling anywhere from a broken pipe. Let it run for a long time to see if you can find one. Do this first. Try turning the valve on with the bleeder screw. Did they come on full force? If so, the valve needs repair. It could be the valve either way...

Tuesday, August 16th 2022, 5:24pm

Author: mrfixit

Is there a replacement diaphragm for this Hardie valve?

Hopefully you ordered the 700B 3/4". I'm assuming that you did. Yes the old solenoid will work. No the dry splices aren't really reusable. You can just cut the wires then splice them back together if need be. I use Dryconn waterproof wire connectors.

Sunday, August 14th 2022, 5:39pm

Author: mrfixit

Valves

Most controllers can easily run two valves at one time. Give it a go.

Friday, August 12th 2022, 7:00pm

Author: mrfixit

Index valve with 1.25" pipes to inline valve conversion.

Are the lateral lines also 1 1/4? Or are they reduced down to 1" after the indexing valve? I know that it's ok to reduce the size of the valve in some cases. As long as you're getting enough flow to run the sprinklers. Or not creating water hammer because the demand is too great for the valve. But I'm not going to tell you to go for it then have there be a problem. That's up to you to figure. If you want to spend the money. 1 1/4" valve. Ignore that pricing. You can find them for less. You could...