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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. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I am thinking if the garden sprinkler is too close to the house building wall, then it would make the foundation soil wet most of the time and that would not be good for the building and stud. Please correct me if I am wrong. Is there any guideline or rule for the garden sprinkler location...
  3. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hi All, I moved into a house built in 1985. When fixing a broken sprinkler i noticed that the blue plastic L-shaped part that connects the sprinkler head to the pipe had broken (i think it's called the Riser fitting or Elbow Insert) So i took it out to get a replacement, but i could not find...
  4. Plumbing
    Hi, I've seen this topic was discussed before but my setup is different from the other ones I found. I've done this before in my previous house and comfortable with the task provided I familiarize myself with the setup. I see this inside a box near my city water line. I haven't seen a valve...
  5. Plumbing
    I have a pipe in the basement with a Gate Valve that isolates the sprinkler system. I just closed it for sprinkler system winterization, and noticed that it is not shutting off 100% the water. I looked at my local Home Depot for a replacement, and all I could find is a ball valve with the same...
  6. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I am going to purchase some 18 gauge wire for my sprinkler system. I will have 10 zones with 3 different valve boxes. Do I need to selecting a multi-strand wire for the total valves ( 10+ 1 common wire) or can I select a strand number for the number of valves that will be at one location...
  7. Plumbing
    Two centuries since fire sprinkler system was first developed. Water based fire extinguishing is closely related with Plumbing and Fire sprinkler Systems mostly in many places. It has also developed to a great extent, though it's deem necessity to peep more into this matter. I found the above...
  8. Electrical
    Upgrading my sprinkler system. The timer is originally located in a bedroom, valve control wired run through crawlspace to valves outside. This is how it was installed. I would like to put my new weatherproof timer outside on the fence post near the system, so I don't have to run into the...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. Electrical
    Background Info: I have just expanded my already huge sprinkler system (16+ zones). The old timer only controlled 12 zones so I added an additional timer to control the new valves/solenoid. Each timer needs to output 24VAC to the main valve solenoid and one respective valve (without the main...
  15. 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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