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Old 01-26-2013, 09:09 AM   #1
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I think this is the right forum plumbing.
My son has a sprinkler system and it's possible one of the valves are not always closing all the time. he lives in AZ.
Is there a little site gage that I can install in the inlet line that shows a wheel or little arrow turning that indicates water passing through showing usage and a valve is open and leaking.

If i recall I saw one of these at sometime. and thought neat ! very inexpensive

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If he's trying to use a globe or gate valve to to shut it off you can bet it's not shutting off at some point.
Replace it with a brass ball valve and it will shut off every time and should not leak.
Just Google "water flow indicator".

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Are you talking about one of the zones in the system not shutting off?
Around here most sprinkler system have a seperate meter,you could just check the meter when system is off to tell if youre still using water or not
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What I do :

Make sure the sprinkler system timer is not set to run.

Turn off the valve to the sprinkler system.

Wait 5 minutes.


Turn valve to sprinkler system on.

If you can hear or feel water flow through the valve, then the sprinkler system is not holding pressure.
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Thank You This is what I was looking for But had no proper name for then indicator

Now I know what to buy.
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