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Sunday, March 10th 2019, 7:21pm

Burying valve box uncommon?

House was built in 2001. I moved in last year and everything worked fine during inspection. I didn't use the sprinkler for maybe over 8 months...didn't need to...
When I try to turn it on today. Only one zone our of 4 was working... manual or auto.
I tried to troubleshoot but I cannot locate the valve box. Is it common practice to bury the box around 2001? Only the PVB valve is above ground and grass everywhere. The control box is not far from the PVB valve. Should I just dig around to find the box? I assume it very close to control box and PVB valve.



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Location: Midland,Texas


Saturday, March 30th 2019, 10:18am

I would guess your valve box (or boxes) were not buried on purpose. its been 18 years if the system was installed when the house was built. over the years the accumilation of grass clippings, settling soil,etc., has resulting in valve box (boxes) disappearing. the springtime, or a prolong dry spell may be the best time to locate them.

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