Can your handyman replace the controller? Touch the leads to the common terminal and zone terminal. Thanks again, guys. 04-21-08,05:42 PM #6 Greenguy1 Banned. Other? his comment is here
Please try again later. Set the multimeter to “voltage” and turn on the zone with the controller. COMPLEXITY Simple COST Under $20 Similar Projects Cutting Down a Tree Install an In-Ground Drainage System How to Remove a Tree Stump Painlessly Inexpensive Landscaping for Attractive Entryways The Best Garden For your reference, the valve for zone 3 is located in the same box as 1 and 2, but works just fine.
you should be able to find the leak by the squishy sound under your feet as your yard turns into a swamp. 04-16-08,09:23 PM #3 denman Member Join Date Jan 2008 Sign in to add this to Watch Later Add to Loading playlists... Then turn off the water and clean out any screen in the manifold. If the valves work (water flows), then the problem is in the controller or the connections from the controller to the valves.
Now I have to find the other 3 valves for the other 3 stations... Do you know how to post picture or drawing here on the forum? If the controller, fuse and transformer check out OK, test the resistance “ohms” between the common terminal and the nonworking zone. Sprinkler Zone Won't Turn On JMHO aloha Like Bookmark August 31, 2010 at 9:23PM Thank you for reporting this comment.
EO Top RMO87 Posts: 123 Joined: Fri Jan 18, 2008 9:11 am Location: Kansas City, MO Quote Postby RMO87 » Mon May 09, 2011 8:11 am I checked the water and Lincolnirrigationmn 96,217 views 4:33 Troubleshooting Your Irrigation Control system with a Volt Ohm Meter - Duration: 4:17. I have a problem with my sprinkler system. http://www.familyhandyman.com/landscaping/fixing-sprinkler-systems/view-all At first, I suspected the controller because both of the valves' solenoids operated perfectly when the controller was placed on "MANUAL" mode, indicating current was flowing through each circuit and to
I removed the old valves (15yrs) to dig down to main incoming line to the house. None Of My Sprinkler Zones Are Working Sign up today for FREE and become part of The Family Handyman community of DIYers. Advertisement Autoplay When autoplay is enabled, a suggested video will automatically play next. If you can't locate a leak, the water line may be crushed or obstructed.
In extreme cases, many of the heads won't even pop up. Reset the spray pattern When putting on a new sprinkler head or using the same head after cleaning, you may need to adjust it to water a specific area. Sprinkler System Not Working In All Zones Requested Username: Please enter a valid username Username already exists Username cannot contain spaces or special characters Password: Please enter a password Forgot Your Password? Sprinkler System Zone Won't Turn Off Undo holia123 I can not find the other 3 valves in order to operate the irrigation manually :-( Can I use the "double check valve" for anything other than switching it
You should be able to access the solonoid manifold to unscrew the piping leading to zones 1 and 2. this content Top livesoft Posts: 49581 Joined: Thu Mar 01, 2007 8:00 pm Quote Postby livesoft » Fri May 06, 2011 10:13 am BigD53 wrote:What happen to the old fashioned way of using Note: In areas of the country that experience freezing temperatures, polyethylene (poly) pipe is used for the irrigation water lines. Contact Us DoItYourself.com Mobile Site Privacy Statement Top All times are GMT -7. Sprinkler System Won't Turn On
Here is a link to show you what to look for: http://www.irrigationtutorials.com/faq/repair-valve.htm Let me know you have located that type of fittings. By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine TIME Instant! Sign in Share More Report Need to report the video? http://philgiebler.com/sprinkler-system/sprinkler-station-not-working.html Rating is available when the video has been rented.
I go to turn it on and nothing. Sprinkler System Troubleshooting No Water Like Bookmark February 18, 2015 at 6:50AM Thank you for reporting this comment. Each zone has an electrically activated valve that controls the heads for a designated area.
I am not a professional electrician or irrigation consultant. Once I fixed that, now I find this. It didn't work out. Sprinkler System Troubleshooting Low Pressure Undo Gerry Cardillo I put my system on this year and a small amount of water is coming out from all the stations .
I was told that I need to replace solenoid (probably), but I don't even know what that is! Correctly designed and programmed, it'll deliver the right amount of water to your yard— no more moving the sprinkler! This typically happens to heads that are set too high and are run over by vehicles or hit by lawn mowers. http://philgiebler.com/sprinkler-system/sprinkler-system-not-working.html Like Bookmark December 8, 2015 at 8:52PM Thank you for reporting this comment.
Let us know. "The wants of mortals are containers that can never be filled." (Socrates) Top sscritic Posts: 21858 Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2007 8:36 am Quote Postby sscritic » Fri Reader's Digest Taste of Home Recipes © 2016 HOME SERVICE PUBLICATIONS, INC. Up next How To Replace A Sprinkler Valve Solenoid - Duration: 3:29. CAREFULLY take apart the valve.
Carefully backfill the hole and replace the sod. Troubleshooting flow problems. - Duration: 7:07. BigD53 is the guy watering down the dirt around the base paths before the game and at the 7th inning stretch. To turn the zone on manually, carefully (don't break any wires!) turn the top part of the valve to the left, just like a spigot.
Undo lehua49 Holia, The solenoid is not meant to be turned on for automatic valves but it can. If the ohms fall below the required amount, the switch (solenoid) that operates the control valve for that zone is defective and needs to be replaced. Undo Glenn64 I recently had a similar issue. Full Story 20 Most Popular How to Install a Drip Irrigation System By Marianne Lipanovich Save time and water with a drip watering system in your vegetable garden — a little
The automatic valves will be close to the controller. This algorithm would be a reasonable approach if you have a single zone of sprinklers that delivers inadequate water. The valve may have a flow control handle which is located in the middle of valve on top.