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Old 08-09-2016, 08:30 PM   #1
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Rainbird Check Valve question


I have a few pop-up rainbird heads that need a check valve installed.
Do I need a new check valve sprinkler head or is there a type of nozzle that I can install to stop the run off?
I just don't want to have to dig them up.
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Why would you need a check valve for a sprinkler head?
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I have 3 pop-up sprinkler heads at the bottom of a slope and when the zone is over the nozzles stay up and the water continues to drain out wasting water.
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I have 3 pop-up sprinkler heads at the bottom of a slope and when the zone is over the nozzles stay up and the water continues to drain out wasting water.
How do you think a check valve would stop that?
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A certified irrigation specialist came out to fix a leak and he suggested that I get some of those.
What would be your recommendation?
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It will only drain the amount of water in the line past the zone valve. If it keeps draining you need to replace or rebuild the zone valve. Certified irrigation specialist is a bull ****ter.
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That's correct.
I would like to stop the water from the zone value to the sprinkler head, what's wrong with that?
It's not a lot of water, but it's wasteful.
He didn't try to sell me that, he just suggested it.
I'd rather spend $2 on a check valve instead of $12 on a zone valve.
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If a check valve will stop the water after the zone valve closes it will also stop the water when the valve is open.
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A certified irrigation specialist came out to fix a leak and he suggested that I get some of those.
What would be your recommendation?
Have to admit I am wrong on this. Here is what you need,

http://www.rainbird.com/homeowner/pr...ys/1800SAM.htm
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Thank you for actually doing some research instead of continuing to pontificate.
I appreciate it.
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