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Old 06-13-2017, 08:02 AM   #1
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Hello Folks. I have a two zone Rain Bird Sprinkler System. While charging zone number one, the Anti-Syphon Valve began leaking a lot of water. Does rotating the top of the Solenoid valve have anything to do with this water leakage? Thanks in advance.
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Rotating the top of the solenoid shouldn't have any effect on water leakage. It's totally outside of the wetted parts of the valve assembly.
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Thank you Msradell for the reply. Do you have any other thoughts as to why the Anti-Syphon Valve would be leaking water? Thanks again.
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My only guess would be that a seal inside of the valve is leaking. On the way to find out for sure is disassemble it and look at all of the gaskets and seals. I don't know how big yours is but it might be easier and certainly quicker to just replace it. Unless it's a large one they are not very expensive.
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Thank you Msradell for the reply. Do you have any other thoughts as to why the Anti-Syphon Valve would be leaking water? Thanks again.


Are you talking about one of these? If so, they do fail from time to time. Most municipal water suppliers mandate testing every few years.


https://www.amazon.com/Zurn-1-720A-W...8&s=industrial
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Thanks again Msradell. I will replace the part.
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Hello BIG Johnson. Thanks for the post. That is similar. Mine has a Solenoid Valve connected with the Anti-Syphon Valve(Back Flow Preventer). I will replace this one.
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