I have a 4 zone Rainbird irrigation system. Two valves are side-by-side on the left side of the house and two valves are side-by-side on the right side of the right.
Had a lighting strike last year that took out the control panel and two valves on the left side. Replaced the control panel, and solenoids on both valves. Both zones came back up with full pressure.
Had a recent lightning strike on the right side of the house that took out the control panel and valves. Replaced the control panel, and solenoids on both valves yet only have low pressure as opposed to the full pressure that I had when I did this last year on the left side of the house. Go figure!
I took the diaphram out of both valves and checked for dirt/debris. I also ran the valve with the solenoid off to clear any blockage. Still, low pressure.
Just bought replacement valves from Home Depot yet hate the thought of having to dig out all the dirt around the valves and then do the cutting and then re-glueing of the pipes leading into the new valve.
Please tell me there is an easier way to fix this problem!!!!!!!!!