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    So the heads throw across the sidewalk? and you...

    So the heads throw across the sidewalk? and you want to prevent the sidewalk from getting wet?

    I want to buy some gold at the price it was selling for some 5 or 6 years ago. :)
  2. you hired a hack. Any decent company would have...

    you hired a hack. Any decent company would have inspected the entire system upon completion.
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    why not post a picture or make/model of the...

    why not post a picture or make/model of the valve. How can any one offer a defintive answer reading your non descriptive post.
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    In my opinion auto drains were never considered...

    In my opinion auto drains were never considered standard practice. They are a selling point only and a poor one at that.
    Contractors should be selling exceptional designs.

    Many people want a...
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    At least half of the hunter heads(that I come...

    At least half of the hunter heads(that I come across) allen head spray distance screws get plugged up with debris/dirt making them extremely difficult to adjust.
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    That setup looks like a potential disaster. 1....

    That setup looks like a potential disaster.

    1. That threaded pvc tee connection is ripe for breaking. Never go male copper to female pvc.

    2. Get rid of that above ground pvc pipe. Its gonna...
  7. Thread: Blow-Out Question

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    PVB is the minimum device required in Colorado...

    PVB is the minimum device required in Colorado for a residential sprinkler system, although its not enforced in every locale.

    Ideally you should replace with a PVB and add a blowout/drain...
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    I guess Illinois is different, but in the...

    I guess Illinois is different, but in the majority of the country a PVB is perfectly
    acceptable as a backflow device for a residential sprinkler system.
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    PVB's have not been banned in most places for use...

    PVB's have not been banned in most places for use on lawn irrigation.
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    Crosby1, you are 100% right. From your...

    Crosby1, you are 100% right.

    From your description, I'm assuming you have a pressure vacuum breaker. Please post a picture.

    If so, you have got to get that out of your crawl space! When it...
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    Huh? whats below grade gotta do with it? That...

    Huh? whats below grade gotta do with it?

    That whole setup doesn't meet code.

    Valves after the avb and that additional hose bibb after avb being the biggest problems.

    I can see that whole...
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    what/how many heads are connected at the end of...

    what/how many heads are connected at the end of the hoses? how long are the hoses? what is the pressure?
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    So you fixed it but didn't say how, and your...

    So you fixed it but didn't say how, and your sarcastic that no one was able to help you.

    Your controller was obviously a European model that 99% of the people that might read this post have not...
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    I'm thinking BRD nailed this one down. Game over...

    I'm thinking BRD nailed this one down. Game over :)
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    Get the teflon out. Is the o-ring and big...

    Get the teflon out. Is the o-ring and big plastic washer installed? Find a diagram of the internal parts to make sure you have them all installed correctly. Otherwise, install new one or get a pro...
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    Buy quality pipe, not pipe from the big box...

    Buy quality pipe, not pipe from the big box stores.

    Do not use auto drains. Your better off having the system blown out.
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    You need an Irrigation Audit. Where do you live?...

    You need an Irrigation Audit. Where do you live? Send me a plane ticket and buy me a couple rounds of golf and I'll have your answer! :D
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    pictures would help

    pictures would help
  19. The clock can only operate so many solenoids at...

    The clock can only operate so many solenoids at once. More than likely you are exceeding the output capability of the transformer.
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    Tip, when you replace, tighten the packing nut to...

    Tip, when you replace, tighten the packing nut to each ball valve. Most of them leak ever so slightly new out of the box(contributing to the rusting handle), especially on febco's.
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    Hunter has spray head strip nozzle's (not the...

    Hunter has spray head strip nozzle's (not the mprotator strips) that do 5'.
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    Its your lucky day George blue,red,black,gold

    Its your lucky day George

    blue,red,black,gold
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    Are you in freezing climate? What brand valve...

    Are you in freezing climate? What brand valve are you talking about?

    Some solenoid/plunger assemblies retain water even if blown out/drained.
    When the water freezes it distorts the...
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    solenoid..

    solenoid..
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    Check the diaphragm INSIDE the valve

    Check the diaphragm INSIDE the valve
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