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    Or the solenoid plunger can't fully retract...

    Or the solenoid plunger can't fully retract anymore because rust or crud has accumulated in the shaft. I'd take it off and look.

    Regards, Joerg.
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    Hooray, it works! Wish I could say that for my...

    Hooray, it works! Wish I could say that for my issue here (water hammer) but I'll get around to it soon.

    With a situation like this a good thing to ask yourself is how old are the other valves?...
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    Are you sure it was the right solenoid? Does the...

    Are you sure it was the right solenoid? Does the plunger and spring in it look the same as on the old one? Valve manufacturers seem to be a bit haphazard in that respect. For example, our old 100E...
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    Well, HTH wants to sell chemicals. Shocking once...

    Well, HTH wants to sell chemicals. Shocking once a week is brutal, nobody really does that around here. I would imagine it could wreck the equipment over time. But yeah, we got a lot of ash and stuff...
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    Well, it was me who started the thread in that...

    Well, it was me who started the thread in that newsgroup :D

    However, it's a place where electronics guys hang out but pool pros wouldn't. Some folks have chemistry background, some own pools, but...
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    Is there a good swimming pool forum somewhere?

    Since a long time www.poolforum.com is closed to new members. Registration is disabled, so I guess it's out.

    Does anyone know a good pool forum similar to this great plumbing forum?

    Right now I...
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    That looks like a bad meter. I had a bad one as...

    That looks like a bad meter. I had a bad one as well, out of the five I bought. Just call Harborfreight. They sent me a new one free of charge and told me to throw the bad one away.

    Anyhow,...
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    Just one more hint, can save lots of digging...

    Just one more hint, can save lots of digging time: If the meter shows you do have a cable short you can measure into the cable from the zone controller end and then again from the valve end. Make...
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    To measure loop resistance? Ok, plug the black...

    To measure loop resistance? Ok, plug the black probe cable into COM, the red into V-ohms-mA (the middle jack). Unplug supply of zone controller. Remove the wire for zone #4. Switch meter dial to the...
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    One test method: Connect each valve individually...

    One test method: Connect each valve individually to the 24V transformer, one by one. If they all work ok then your controller is fried.

    Regards, Joerg
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    Ok, thanks, guys. The torch method would be very...

    Ok, thanks, guys. The torch method would be very scary here because these connections are often really close to or in between wooden beams. Metal shielding would work but it'll still be a...
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    How to remove steel nipple from brass tee?

    What are the tricks to remove a steel nipple that connects a brass tee to a brass shut-off valve without breaking it off?

    We've got those here and there. They all look solidly rusted in place for...
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    Thanks. Unfortunately that might mean a whole new...

    Thanks. Unfortunately that might mean a whole new install down there because the guys left zero pipe lengths at the supply side. It's all tees, ells and such butted up against each other.

    Is there...
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    He means the plunger/spring assembly. When you...

    He means the plunger/spring assembly. When you unscrew the solenoid it'll almost fall into your hands. A piece of metal about 1/2" long and often hexagon shaped, with a spring clicked into a groove....
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    But before you run to the HW store untie one...

    But before you run to the HW store untie one solenoid connection at the valve and let the controller try to turn it on. If the fuse doesn't blow, yes, that would be a defective valve. As Jimbo said...
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    Water hammer: Can it damage stuff?

    Did a search on this forum but all threads dealt with how to muffle water hammer, not whether it can do any harm. Long story short after installing a new irrigation valve I heard three bangs this...
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    Well, sometimes one has to just eat it. The...

    Well, sometimes one has to just eat it. The contractors here put the valves under (!) the house so I had to hack a hole into the side of the house because the contortion-style crawl jobs were killing...
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    This may or may not work. Has worked for me a few...

    This may or may not work. Has worked for me a few times:

    Plug a large dimmer-equipped lamp into the same outlet as the valve timer transformer. Set the lamp to about half dim. Take a portable AM...
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    Oops, ok, then I'll redo that job with Rector...

    Oops, ok, then I'll redo that job with Rector Seal. Also found that since the new valve is in there is water hammer when that turns off and the next one turns on. Dang!

    And here I thought it would...
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    Just one more question before I take it all...

    Just one more question before I take it all apart: Someone said that very tiny leaks can plug themselves over time. If that is true how long would that normally take on joints done with teflon tape...
  21. The question is, does it really matter? 5/8"...

    The question is, does it really matter? 5/8" sound like a drip system though but I might have misunderstood. We had a similar situation when we bought this house. One lone circuit for the whole...
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    Thanks. Got to run to Home Depot anyhow to buy...

    Thanks. Got to run to Home Depot anyhow to buy some more nipples, couplers and such in case I end up having to hacksaw it all out of there.

    Bob, the strap wrench is a good idea. I didn't take it...
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    Got to buy a wrench that fits that big union...

    Got to buy a wrench that fits that big union diameter. Mine are long enough but too stubby to reach over. The hammer trick won't work since this is in a location where I can only crawl to on my back...
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    If you have a multimeter set it to the 200ohm...

    If you have a multimeter set it to the 200ohm range, turn power to the controller off, disconnect the zone #4 wire and measure into that wire and solenoid common. Should normally read 15 ohms or...
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    Just found out that ACE has it online so I can...

    Just found out that ACE has it online so I can order it through a local ACE hardware store. Great! I just hope this stuff isn't as runny as all the other stuff. Says in the specs that it won't dry....
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