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  • Sprinkler System Help

    Just bought a house i see the cycle controller on my porch but, i cant get anything to work or locate any boxes or sprinkler heads. My neighbors say they have seen them on many of times. How can i locate the shutoff box


    Thanks in Advance
    RYan Varga

  • #2
    Re: Sprinkler System Help

    Follow the wires from the control box to the solenoids. The valve should be close to the solenoids.

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    • #3
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      I can usually find them with a lawn mower or a weed wacker Works good on the rose bush also.
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      • #4
        Re: Sprinkler System Help

        I have two water feeds coming to my house. They are on separate meters and one is for irrigation only. That way you can avoid sewer charges on your irrigation water. I shut mine off at the meter by the street to avoid the possibility of it freezing during winter. Its possible that the previous owners have the same set up and it may just be shut off at the meter.
        When seconds count, the police are only minutes away.

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        • #5
          Re: Sprinkler System Help

          Well somewhere should be a backflow preventer outside the house.
          Is there a shutoff valve for the water somewhere?
          You're most likely to find the solenoid valves nearby.
          "When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our fathers did for us."
          John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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          • #6
            Re: Sprinkler System Help

            If you don't have at the very least a pressure vacuum breaker installed above the highest head, you need to have one installed.

            I've seen cases of people just burying the valves. Systems are usually physically shut down for the winter. First, get the water turned on. Must be a valve box somewhere.

            Then, if the control box is set up, simply setting the system to "on"should start it working.

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