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badgrass 08-17-2010 07:10 PM

irrigation zone stuck on
 
One of my 4 zones was stuck open and after replacing the top portion of valve/solenoid, the pump was not pumping water to the sprinklers. So I was told by the pump manufacturer, that I needed to rebuild my pump, so I went to Ace to price a new pump, and the associate told me it sounded like it wasnt getting prime and all, so I bought some parts anyway (a psi gauge and a tee). I primed the pump with no joy. So I decided to put the old valve back on for sh*%s and giggles, and turned the pump on, and still that one zone was stuck open.
I am confused over the whole situation, and would love some help. :furious: Thanks
Clift

moondawg 08-18-2010 01:13 PM

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Originally Posted by badgrass (Post 487401)
One of my 4 zones was stuck open and after replacing the top portion of valve/solenoid, the pump was not pumping water to the sprinklers. So I was told by the pump manufacturer, that I needed to rebuild my pump, so I went to Ace to price a new pump, and the associate told me it sounded like it wasnt getting prime and all, so I bought some parts anyway (a psi gauge and a tee). I primed the pump with no joy. So I decided to put the old valve back on for sh*%s and giggles, and turned the pump on, and still that one zone was stuck open.
I am confused over the whole situation, and would love some help. :furious: Thanks
Clift

Did you unplug the wires to see if the zone shut off? Maybe the controller is commanding that zone all the time?

badgrass 08-18-2010 03:05 PM

When all this started, I turned off the Rainbird controller with no joy, then I unplugged the Rainbird- still no joy. So to get the zone to stop, I had to unplug the pump. And again, that was with the broken valve/solenoid attached.


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