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Sprinkler Gurus...need some advice #13594953 06/15/20 02:13 AM
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I've seen a few of you on here touting some amazing lawns...the one we have isn't too bad. So I want to keep it that way.

My issue is I can't locate all the valves nor do I have a diagram of where they are. I can find most of the heads as many of them work. Here's my issues that I'm aware of:

1) One bank completely throws a fault and I cannot find it at all
2) I have low pressure in one bank, but I cannot find a missing or broken line
3) I have a broken main pipe leading to one bank and it's near the sidewalk

How do I go this? Call a professional? Or are there tools that I can get to master this?


After I get this worked out...I'll be asking for aid in getting rid of some spiky grass that is taking over in a few spots.

Re: Sprinkler Gurus...need some advice [Re: avid_basser] #13594968 06/15/20 02:31 AM
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What you describe sounds best left to a professional unless you know someone with experience who can come help you.

Probably looking at a 350 $ bill to get it all fixed.


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Originally Posted by Jman
What you describe sounds best left to a professional unless you know someone with experience who can come help you.

Probably looking at a 350 $ bill to get it all fixed.

This, $350-$500 from an irrigation company. Sounds like your complete system needs to be checked.


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Re: Sprinkler Gurus...need some advice [Re: avid_basser] #13595332 06/15/20 03:03 PM
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I would for sure call a professional on that. Ask around and see who is recommended. Nextdoor app typically has good/bad reviews. I busted a sprinkler a couple weeks ago. Check with a few people on who they used and decided who to go with. They came out and did a full system check, replaced the sprinkler I busted, checked every other sprinkler in the yard and flowerbeds. They made a few adjustments to some of the lawn sprinklers and replaced 3 flowerbed head nozzles that weren't spraying correctly that I never noticed. All for $100.00 - I was very pleased with their work.


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Re: Sprinkler Gurus...need some advice [Re: avid_basser] #13595407 06/15/20 04:09 PM
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Anyone on here know of a company near me in Pilot Point?

I did the FB marketplace last year and got slammed with a $1300 bill. That was because they had to replace the entire main valve coming from the street to the house. I want someone that is trusted and licensed. Not someone doing this out of their truck.

PS: Thank you for all the advice. Keep it coming.

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You will need to locate those valves. And either cut out or rebuild depending on the valve type, Most can be rebuilt.
The leak needs dug up and repaired not a big deal.


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Re: Sprinkler Gurus...need some advice [Re: avid_basser] #13599439 06/18/20 01:28 PM
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This is why I love this state and this forum....

Bruce came out and went above and beyond to get me back in order.

My yard and I can't thank Bruce enough.

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Boom. Bruce is the man. cheers


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Originally Posted by avid_basser
This is why I love this state and this forum....

Bruce came out and went above and beyond to get me back in order.

My yard and I can't thank Bruce enough.


He is a wealth of knowledge.


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Once you know where all the gate valves are at I would never hire anyone again ...it's to easy to fix yourself and save you hundreds of dollars a year...if you have a leak find it yourself by digging pilot holes then seeing from which direction the water leaks into the hole....I was once charged 850$ for 8 hours of digging and 15 mins to fix the pipe a root that had dislodged a connection.. never again...a torn diaphragm or debris in a gate valve will cause no pressure in a single section and leaking at each sprinkler head in that section and is easily fixed by buying a new valve for 15$ and switching just the diaphragms without having to cut pipes and reconnect pipes and keeping the old gate valve housing which is rarely the issue...


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Re: Sprinkler Gurus...need some advice [Re: avid_basser] #13695086 09/09/20 11:25 AM
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Great job, Bruce!


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