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neppert

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Tuesday, June 23rd 2020, 5:58pm

reief valve on soaker lines

I have 3 soaker lines for bushes and plantings in one of my zones. The lines and relief valves 0n the ends were new last summer. When the zone is on usually one of the valves will be shooting water out of the bottom at full pressure. They take turns with no pattern as to which one leaks. I've opened the valves up several times to check for foreign matter but they check out fine. Might I have a a leak in one of the hoses so there isn't enough pressure to close the relief valves?Thanks

mrfixit

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Wednesday, June 24th 2020, 12:01am

I'm not a fan of those things. Just take them out. No more leak.
I very rarely see those. Twice ever! And both times they were leaking.
I've seen hundreds of drip systems without them. No issue.

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