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  1. How are you turning on your pump currently? ...

    How are you turning on your pump currently?

    I would assume that the clock has a Master Valve or Pump Start port.

    Just add your drip zone to that port as well. That way your drip runs the...
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    Where did you find 200 PSI Poly roll pipe? ...

    Where did you find 200 PSI Poly roll pipe?

    Most lateral (zone pipe) is only rated to 80 PSI. If you are really using 200 PSI pipe, I would see why you would have trouble with the fittings.

    If...
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    Lightning and thunder sound like a ringing cash...

    Lightning and thunder sound like a ringing cash register to well guys......:D

    Insurance usually covers the cost of repairs, so a lot of the time the homeowner gets new everything from the Pressure...
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    Do you have a pressure gauge anywhere in the...

    Do you have a pressure gauge anywhere in the system?

    Some valves have a minimum PSI requirement for opening. Sounds a bit like what you are experiencing.

    Grasping at straws here without...
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    I have been using a product called a Snaploc wire...

    I have been using a product called a Snaploc wire connector from Blazing Products. It is a giant swiveling Scotch lock basically, it has jaws that pierce the jacket of the wire, and make contact. ...
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    This must be the guide used to install a system I...

    This must be the guide used to install a system I ran into last week.
    All schedule 40 PVC, with GALVANIZED T's....:eek: Everything leaked like a sieve, and the guy got pretty miffed when I asked...
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    You shouldn't have any trouble getting all 10 GPM...

    You shouldn't have any trouble getting all 10 GPM out of the 3/4. Plumb 3/4 copper into and out of your Backflow preventer. Once you are in the ground, go to 1" PVC or 1" 125 PSI Poly to the valve...
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    Do you know your Gallons per minute of your well...

    Do you know your Gallons per minute of your well output?

    Your design should use all available water from the well, to minimize on/off cycles of the pump.

    Install the T for the sprinkler...
  9. Would you describe the noise as Banging? Like...

    Would you describe the noise as Banging? Like pipes shaking banging, or a loud ticking that gets progressively slower?
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    How often do you change your sediment filter? Is...

    How often do you change your sediment filter? Is there sand in it?

    I have run into a few wells where a filter was needed for sand, the rest just clog up with manganese and rust gunk and cause...
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    Well, there is no Backflow prevention device that...

    Well, there is no Backflow prevention device that I can see, no system drain, and I would never ever ever ever use a compression T to hook up the the supply line inside the home, and I would never...
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    If it is the last head on a line at the bottom of...

    If it is the last head on a line at the bottom of a slope, you might want to replace the standard elbow with a lateral drain elbow. It is just a precaution so dead water doesn't get trapped in the...
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    I quit using PVC male adapters a long time ago. ...

    I quit using PVC male adapters a long time ago. If you need to make a connection to female Iron or copper pipe. Cut a Pipe Nipple in half and use a coupling to join half to the PVC. You will have a...
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    What kind of vibration? If it is a tick tick...

    What kind of vibration?

    If it is a tick tick tick tick tick, take a look at your water meter. See if the ticking corresponds to the tell tale wheel on the meter.

    If it is a whining noise, you...
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    So the controller runs the cycle, and timer...

    So the controller runs the cycle, and timer counts down, but no zones come on?

    Sounds to me like the rain sensor is wired into the common side of the valves.

    The activated sensor is putting...
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    Use bigger wrenches.

    Use bigger wrenches.
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    Best solution all around is to T in a 3/4" Boiler...

    Best solution all around is to T in a 3/4" Boiler drain right after your Backflow Preventer. A boiler drain is a valve with pipe threads on one side, and hose threads on the other.

    The mainline...
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    It is not a great idea to mix the two types of...

    It is not a great idea to mix the two types of heads you have pictured on the same zone.

    A Rotor (3/4 inlet, that pops up and turns back and forth with a single stream) actually puts down 1/3rd...
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    We open a zone as part of our start up procedure...

    We open a zone as part of our start up procedure to let off the air pressure that would be built up in the main line if all the zones were left closed. That is the way I was taught years ago, so it...
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    Step 2 is incorrect. A lot of times in order...

    Step 2 is incorrect.

    A lot of times in order to get the spring to seat, you have to provide a rush of water to the BF Preventer. You would open the supply QUICKLY.
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    As far as the original question, which is better...

    As far as the original question, which is better a fiberglass or steel tank? It would be my experience, that the rubber bladder inside fails long before the tank itsself, so the outside materials...
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    Isn't a two HP something like 1500 watts? We...

    Isn't a two HP something like 1500 watts?

    We run pumps on generators all the time. Just make sure you have enough generator for the job and grounding protection in place.
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    Just as a reference for those seeing the same...

    Just as a reference for those seeing the same symptoms as the person above. Once you isolate the house from the system, and it is losing pressure, go put your ear on the top of the pitless (well...
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    Barry a diagram would be very helpfull. A...

    Barry a diagram would be very helpfull.

    A couple things. With the pressure we have in my city, a garden hose wouldn't last long fully pressurized 24/7. The UV from the sun will eat PVC pipe, let...
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    Are there bleeder levers on these valves to...

    Are there bleeder levers on these valves to manually open them in the box? If not, from your post I assume you understand that a slight counter clockwise rotation of the solenoid will cause the...
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