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  1. Plumbing
    There is an area in my lawn that is now muddy. I suspect there is a small leak in the underground pipes. I think if it was a big leak, it would produce a visible hole. But I just have a very wet area. To avoid randomly digging the entire area (which is about 20ft x 10ft), is there a reliable...
  2. Plumbing
    Five years ago a contractor connected my irrigation system to the potable water line to my house. This water source is only used maybe twice a year when my secondary irrigation water is not available. The connection consisted of a T on my main line, a 3/4" x 10" black iron pipe, connected to...
  3. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hi, first post here. I'm a new homeowner with a new construction home and bare yard, designing my own landscape. I plan to help keep water away from the foundation with underground pipes and pop up emitters (the builder already did a couple by the front porch when pouring the concrete). My...
  4. Plumbing
    While landscaping the backyard I accidentally damaged a buried irrigation pipe. I'm pretty good with plumbing around the house, but after doing a little research I can see this is a different animal and need some advice. I need to replace about 18 inches of 3/4" SDR 21 PVC. This is a main...
  5. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I have a pvc pipe 5/8" in diameter that is only 2" below grade going over a small garden trench that is a total of 5" below grade. My question is how can I protect that pipe from not being broken by someone walking on it? I am open to filling up the trench but not sure how to reinforce it...
  6. Plumbing
    We had a professional plumber install a hot water recirc. pump under the kitchen sink recently. It works just fine. The problem is that whenever my garden drip system runs, the pump bleeds through and I get hot water out in my garden. It seems a significant drop in pressure on the cold side of...
  7. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Soooo, got this valve stuck on but it's buried somewhere in a half-acre area. I've been looking for it for months to no avail (like Vern looking for his jar of pennies in the movie Stand By Me---I don't know whether to laugh or cry!) I have to shut it off from the PVB all the time and would...
  8. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    We are on a well and are wanting to use a water tank with a pump to run our sprinklers. The yard is appx 9300 sq ft. We tried a 1/6 hp submersible pump and there was not enough pressure. We then bought a 1.5 hp high pressure pump but then found out we can't use it with a garden hose. Today we...
  9. Plumbing
    I am finally hiring a semi-professional to drill a well in my backyard to irrigate my yard. We at first tried a shallow well at 20', but there was not enough water to make it work, so now we are going down 60' with a submersible deep well pump. So I have a couple questions for the water well...
  10. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Our lawn is about 15,000 sq. ft. We have an irrigation system that runs every other morning. My husband monitored our water meter yesterday and determined that the system sprays about 72 cubic feet of water per application - he thought this sounded like a lot and wondered if we could possibly...
  11. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hey everyone, I tried turning on the sprinkler system which I just found today (been renting for over a year :whistling2:) and water came shooting out of the ground about 10 feet away from me. I dug up the spot and this is what I saw. and and any idea what this was supposed to be? Can I...
  12. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I am installing a sprinkler system myself this spring. I have relativly low pressure (40-60psi) and only 8-9gpm. My yard is a nasty shape. It bends curves, and I had trouble designing the head to head coverage. I planned it out so the sprinklers at least hit each other, and I have rotors...
  13. Plumbing
    Hi All, So a quick backstory; I just bought my first house (yay!). The house is small but sits on a large lot. It's in a rural section of an urban area; pretty cool. Anyway, there is a small portion of the yard that has a fence around it and in the middle (amongst all the weeds) is some sort...
  14. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Well, I installed a homemade sprinkler system. A regular one with a PVB valve and 6 station manifold. The PVB is Toro, and so are the valves. I connected it to a 1/2" hose bib on the exterior of the house by taking the front of the actual faucet apart, and threading a T on there. (One for...
  15. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hi! I need some help! I know nothing about sprinkler systems and I am having problems with the one in the house that I'm renting. Last night when the sprinklers came on there was a terrible knocking (sounded like an unbalanced washing machine). After inspection I realized it was the sprinklers...
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  17. Electrical
    Everything is working fine as is. Here is what I have: Nine station irrigation system. 12 station irrigation controller. Low voltage wires from the controller to a relay switch. Relay switch (220 volts) is next to a pump and tank. The relay switch is hooked up to a switch marked...
  18. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I'm needing to move a few sprinkler heads in our yard and the landscapers used Blu-Lock supplies. Unfortunately, I can't figure out to save my life how to release the so-called "quick release" collar (go figure). I've pushed, pulled, twisted, hammered, plier-ed, and screamed at these things...
  19. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I am about to redo my small (12' x 30') front yard landscape. A friend of mine who tends to be right about a lot of things says that drip irrigation systems are weak and problematic and I should just get regular sprinklers and simply use them efficiently.
  20. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hi all What's a good way to figure out the function of a manual valve, i.e. what it connects to etc.? I have three manual in-ground valves. One of them has a handle that's about to break, one doesn't have a handle and the third has to be shut because when it's open water comes out the pipe...
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