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Automated grounds watering (irrigation) systems that use heads to spray water over an area -- these are usually used with grass lawns or other turfed areas.

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What is the name of this valve from my sprinkler system?

This small release valve was broken on my sprinkler system and I want to get a replacement. What is the name of this valve?
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Sprinkler pipe in concrete

I'm having a concrete deck installed, and I'm keeping a sprinkler pipe in the concrete for use in a drip system. Is it ok if the pipe is PVC or should I replace it with a galvanized pipe?
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Low Water Pressure after sprinkler work

I just recently had to do some work on my main sprinkler shut off. All went well but when I turned my house water back on (had it off from the street and in the house) our pressure is low. It's a bit ...
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Reinstalling backflow preventer. Do I need glue or grease or anything else

I am going to reattach my backflow preventer today (save 125 vs calling company). Do I need to apply any plumber grease or pipe glue to the pvc portion? Here are some pics of the preventer and place ...
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Manually turning on a sprinkler valve with bleed screw?

I am installing a new sprinkler valve system. Everything was pre-assembled with three valves, all I had to do was connect the incoming water and outgoing water. As part of the "testing" procedure it ...
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Almost no pressure in sprinkler system, slight vibration in pipes

I just started setting up the sprinkler systems in a new house that I'm renting. The pressure in one of the systems is almost nonexistent, and the pipes that run to the irrigation system vibrate very ...
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Hose valve in the middle of lawn

My wife would like a hose connector (or a couple) in the middle of the yard, as she often needs a lot of water in certain spots far away from the house and does not want to pull a 100ft hose and later ...
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Rainbird ESP-4Si controller. In manual mode zone1 turns on no matter what the controller dial is set on

I have a Rainbird ESP-4Si controller with 3 zones wired. When i turn the knob to zone 1 it turns on zone 1 only. When I turn to zone 2 it comes on for 2 seconds and zone 2 shuts down and zone 1 comes ...
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Need to repair sprinkler line

I chopped off a sprinkler head with my lawnmower. This was the last sprinkler in the line, so I’d love to replace it with another head, but I’m also ok with just plugging this and adjusting the other ...
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Sprinkler Valve Chaos Bleed Screws

I've got 2 orbit manifolds with 5 valves each. I had one zone stay on when cycling manually through all other zones. When trying to fix this issue, I noticed that opening the bleed screw on any given ...
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Sprinkler Pump Outdoor Plug with Relay

We recently bought a home that had a shed, which we removed. The shed housed a run of cable to a sprinkler pump at the back of the property. It also housed the pump start relay. The shed is now gone ...
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How many extra unions are required to make a plumbed system easily servicable?

In an answer to the question Is it possible to stop weeping between threaded copper joint on sprinkler system?, @Ecnerwal suggests that the installer didn't put in enough unions to make it easily ...
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Hunter Controller immediately stops trying to water

We used this controller last year and it was working fine. It is a Hunter SRC. Now, when I try to start a station, the controller immediately displays the time and appears that it is not trying to ...
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Sprinkler system 1st zone just started to recycle when turned on all others work fine

1st zone just started to recycle ... pressure gauge is up and down quickly system is set to 50/30 cutoff. Yes all heads in zone 1 are working and putting out proper sprinkler spray however pump keeps ...
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How to turn off the water valve to the sprinkler

I believe one of our sprinkler units is leaking…I have turned off the sprinkler system however I want to turn the water off to the sprinkler manual valve . Would I do it from the back flow I assume…...
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Low sprinkler pressure - sudden onset

I have five sprinkler zones. Zones two through five are working well. Zone one pressure is so low that the heads don't even pop up. They trickle and flood the immediate area (a few square feet) but ...
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Water flow rate reduction without pressure reduction

My main water line can deliver 15 gallons per minute at the input side of a sprinkler manifold. What kind of device can I use to deliver a regulated reduced flow rate without reducing the water ...
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Installing a yard hydrant from home water line, do I need a backflow preventer or vacuum breaker?

I'm installing a yard hydrant off my house water line (well water). The hydrant will sometimes be used for garden drip irrigation and so will be open for days or weeks at a time. The drip system ...
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Looking for advice on sprinkler system anti-siphon valve placement

I'm looking to install my own sprinkler system in my backyard and I'd love some advice. Here is a picture of what I'm trying to do, a picture of a water valve (to be replaced by a T and a shut off ...
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A plumber replaced my vacuum break after it was damaged by ice. My sprinkler system still doesn't work. What to do next?

Last week, I had a plumber come to my house because the vacuum break in my sprinkler system froze and broke. This came as a surprise to me because we have always had the system properly winterise. I ...
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Running easily replaceable water line underground

I'm running a trench out to my shed for electrical. I'd like to use the same trench for a water line so I can have a spigot back there, and possibly future sprinklers. I'd also like to make it fairly ...
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Sprinkler System Problems

I have an Orbit Home B-Hyve wifi sprinker system, which has worked great for like 18 months. However, three days ago it just stopped working completely. When I manually engage a zone from my phone, ...
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How to identify what outdoor pipe is for sprinkler system?

I am planning to add a shut off valve from a hose bib to the sprinkler system. I am having some difficulty identifying what the pipe to the left (image below) is or what it does! Seems random - but ...
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How can I fix sprinklers inside concrete?

I have two sprinklers that some genius installed into concrete: And second one: One of them is starting to give out. My initial thought is to: Hire somebody to run new sprinkler lines. Cut these ...
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How can I replace this connection? (sprinkler system)

So this connection sprung a leak sometime over the winter, I need to add tape to it or replace the connector. How can I get the metal loops off? They aren't the kind that has a screw to loosen/...
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One sprinkler system zone has low pressure problems

I have a sprinkler system with low to no pressure on Zone 3 Zone 1 2 4 5 all have good pressure I had a guy come in and put in egress windows in my Basement He broke one of the sprinkler main ...
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Sprinkler system zone gets stuck on

While testing my sprinkler system (rain bird) one of my zones would not shut off and I had to turn the water off to get it to stop. I turned on that zone manually via the solenoid and the container ...
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Sprinkler solenoid won't activate

My sprinkler solenoid won't activate and I would like some advice on trobuleshooting. Here is a picture at the manifold: https://ibb.co/kRoR5Q Here are the facts: The solenoid at the top, attached ...
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Is it OK to use a hair dryer on underground lawn sprinkler pipe?

Repairing black sprinkler pipe when it is chilly outside, i have used a hair dryer to make the plastic pipe more supple. Makes it much easier to fit the pipe over the repair couplers. Does the heat ...
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Good way to elevate and secure irrigation anti-siphon valves

My anti-siphon valves need to be 18 inches (half a meter) off the ground, due to local code, the water source and the slope of the yard. There are three valves connected to a horizontal manifold and I ...
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Is my sprinkler system broken?

In the past, to blow out my sprinkler system, I'd close my main in valve, hook up my compressor to a hose spigot, set the output to 40-60, open the spigot and it will charge my main line and I then go ...
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helping with sprinkler conundrum

I would like some suggestions on how to solve this issue. My end goal is to add a zone for my garden area. Below is my rough drawing. I'm trying to avoid having to dig from my current manifold box to ...
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Is it safe to purge water out of sprinkler system using the garden hose water valve?

Hi I have a few questions. 1) The pic below is of the outdoor water pipe in my backyard. Inside the basement is a shutoff valve for the outdoor water supply. The red tap is another shutoff for the ...
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Water usage when some sprinkler heads are capped off

I have removed several sprinkler heads. Does this reduce the amount of water used or do I need to reduce the time in that zone?
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Removing lawn sprinkler pressure vaccuum breaker

My lawn sprinkler pressure vacuum breaker cracked over winter so I'm trying to replace it. There are threaded part's of piping and what seems like welded parts. All of the piping is metal and no ...
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Siphon system for winterizing Sprinkler System

I have a sprinkler system that I winterize each year by blowing air to remove water. The system looks similar to the picture below. Can I use the siphon to winterize this system if 1. I add a new ...
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