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Sunday, April 29th 2018, 11:14am

locating valves and sprinkler heads

I am trying to revive a sprinkler system, in a home new to me.... I have found the main water supply and 2 valves. The system appears to have 8 zones... so I am assuming 8 valves. Zone 1 & 2 works, but had to dig the sprinkler heads out from under a couple of inches of dirt and grass.

I cannot find the over valves, and am assuming I will have to dig for the sprinkler heads in the other zones. Can you give any ideas on how to locate the other valves?

Thank you



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Sunday, April 29th 2018, 1:54pm

The wires lead to the valves so you can trace the wires right to them with a wire tracer/valve locator.
Or, you can hook up a chatter device that will make the solenoids click click so you can attempt to hear them.
You can make a logical conclusion where they might be and probe around with a screwdriver.




Monday, April 30th 2018, 5:02pm

locating valves and sprinkler heads

Thank you

Knuckle head



Monday, April 30th 2018, 7:16pm

sprinkler location and more

I need answers too for sprinkler head location. New house and old system, all rain bird by the looks, found one head which I promptly broke and then replaced. Problem here is that I am running off a well and solenoids are on a manifold (4 zones) which I made a new one as I promptly broke that too (hey it's my thing I do) Solenoids, manifold, controller (rainbird 6000out) starter relay pump (Hunter good for 10 HP pump) new 1.5 HP pump and controller wiring to relay and pump. I am guessing this system has not started up for 10 to 20 years, now wires to trace to heads, so do I connect every thing up and let ir rip and see whats pop up and squirts or what......any ideas.

Sorry if I gate crashed some one elses post and I will join up as soon as I can and repost in a new thread if need be.

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