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Old 06-29-2010, 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by mitchgo View Post
This takes years of compression to stop the zone. It can happen though I doubt this is this issue
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Old 06-30-2010, 10:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Mike Leary View Post
Might as well replace the bonnet if you can get one. We've found leaks/breaks by capping all the heads. Worst case would be to hit the zone with air and water and blow it out of the ground.
you can induce air from a small compressor at low pressures and usually hear a squeal with cracks or tight breaks, larger breaks require more air but not great pressure.

remember you can compress air but not water, air can be both dangerous and destructive if not properly used
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Old 07-01-2010, 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by 1idejim View Post
air can be both dangerous and destructive if not properly used
Yes .... witness all the hot air on this forum.
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Old 07-06-2010, 01:01 AM
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Flow Control...?

Originally Posted by blueline View Post
I noticed some burnout where I hadn't previously had any issues. I turned on the zone and saw that the sprays weren't reaching that area. It seems like the pressure on that zone is much lower than the adjoining zone that has the same number of heads.

I checked the filters on each head which were fine and left the last head off to see if I could flush it. The water would just bubble up and wasn't a gusher.

This is either a valve issue or a leak, right? If I turn the spray heads off at the head and my pump still runs, it would confirm a leak? I don't have any wet unusually green areas.


ps: I've been fight with some voles (though not in that area).

Forgive me for suggesting this if it's too obvious, but I know I/staff have come across situations like this where the FC on the valve in question has been cranked down by someone in error. (never the homeowner of course

Anyways, I always find it's good to never assume and double check the FC just to be sure when one zone is acting funny and the rest are fine.

Other than that, I would go straight to turning the heads off and checking for flow.. Then start the dig!!

Good luck with it, let us know the cause!
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Old 07-13-2010, 09:39 PM
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Valve have flow control? Maybe one of the guys here used the 'bread method, to block a line so they could repair it!!
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