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    PEX go no go gauge.....

    I'm having trouble understanding this gauge. The no go part would indicate that the ring was compressed too much? Correct? Why would that fail? damaged the pex tubing?.......
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    I can hear the solenoid buzzing and if i give it...

    I can hear the solenoid buzzing and if i give it a slight tap the valve comes on. These are brand new valves. Suggestions other than the obvious of change the solenoids? thanks
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    Good idea, but tried that. No, it made no...

    Good idea, but tried that. No, it made no difference. I really think it is a problem with the valves or something inside them or some adjustment. they work just fine when i manually open the valve....
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    Thanks, PSI from pump is 42psi. I'm pretty sure...

    Thanks, PSI from pump is 42psi. I'm pretty sure water flow/volume is not the problem. Is it possible for the voltage drop to not cause the plunger it retract with enough force inside the solenoid? ...
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    Thanks Gary, no the solenoid fires and retracts...

    Thanks Gary, no the solenoid fires and retracts into the body of the solenoid when 24v comes from the controller. As I understand it when the solenoid engages it allows water to flow down the small...
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    Problem with valves

    Just finished my install of 4 zones run off a shallow well. 3/4hp jet pump with a pump relay hooked up to my nelson controller. Has been working great for the past week. Now zones 3 and 4, the...
  7. Thread: Sprinkler Pump

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    Yes Bob, water level is 18.5', not sure what...

    Yes Bob, water level is 18.5', not sure what drawdown is. Wellpoint is 1.25". I can "pull" 8gpm for at least an hour with an old 3/4hp jedjacket that i had
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    Thanks guys. My well can only produce 8-10 gpm...

    Thanks guys. My well can only produce 8-10 gpm therefore i'm limited in the # of heads per zone. I think 1/2hp might be pushing it for a 18-20ft draw and 6gpm thanks
  9. Thread: Sprinkler Pump

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    Sprinkler Pump

    This is off of another thread and i thought it would get a more knowledgable response in here.....
    I have a shallow well for irrigation (water at 18.5'). Would a 1 hp wayne Sprinkler pump work for...
  10. Thread: Sprinkler pump

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    Thanks Gary, my needs are max 7 GPM. most zones...

    Thanks Gary, my needs are max 7 GPM. most zones are 5-6 GPM. I'm more concerned about the "sprinkler" pump vs a shallow well jet pump. Ideally i need a 3/4hp pump but 1hp would do and i have access...
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    Sprinkler pump

    I have a shallow well for irrigation (water at 18.5'). Would a 1 hp wayne Sprinkler pump work for me or am i better off with a shallow well jet pump. I've read about issues with the sprinkler pump...
  12. Thread: Pump question

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    Thanks, thought it was the pump......

    Thanks, thought it was the pump......
  13. Thread: Pump question

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    Pump question

    3/4hp redjacket shallow jet pump. used strictly for irrigation with no pressure/load produced 8-10 gpm from wellpoint shallow well. No pressure switch on it ie turn it on and motor keeps going. what...
  14. Thread: Pump sizing

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    Thanks so much Bob.

    Thanks so much Bob.
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    Thanks Bob, I assume then that increasing the...

    Thanks Bob, I assume then that increasing the flow rate (ie adding another head) would reduce the pressure? (ie to 40-45psi) thanks
  16. Thread: Pump sizing

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    Pump sizing

    What would happen if i connected a jet shallow pump 3/4hp to a system (lateral)that required only 5 gpm. Flow out of the pump with no pressure (no resistance) is 9gpm. I have no pressure settings...
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