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Old 08-07-2011, 12:29 PM
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- . I just can't figure out how they get the valve box cover off............
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Old 08-07-2011, 01:34 PM
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I have lots of problems with squirrels chewing trough vb covers to eat the wires off the solenoid(s). There are a couple of sites where I replace 2 - 3 vb covers a year to stay ahead of them.
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Old 08-07-2011, 01:40 PM
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They chew through the covers? Damn. Our rodents just burrow from underneath. I replace a few solenoids a year due to the critters as well.
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Old 08-07-2011, 02:17 PM
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I have lots of problems with squirrels chewing trough vb covers to eat the wires off the solenoid(s). There are a couple of sites where I replace 2 - 3 vb covers a year to stay ahead of them.
I've seen that too. I've also seen them sharpen their teeth on 1804s and a few other plastic popups including nozzles a few times.
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Old 08-07-2011, 02:48 PM
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I had one system of Toro 570 hipops in a shrub bed that had all the caps gnawed through
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Old 08-07-2011, 04:21 PM
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Hey, look what I found in a meter pit!

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Old 08-07-2011, 05:15 PM
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I have found drip line with gnaw marks from some kind of varment. Could be gophers. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rThXR...e_gdata_player
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Old 08-07-2011, 05:24 PM
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I've had drip pipe, spray head nozzles, rain sensor wires and the top cap, microsprays, and emitters all chewed by critters.
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Old 08-07-2011, 05:51 PM
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Moles don't give many problems other than follow my nice water-backfilled trenches and deposit the "spoils" in the valve boxes. It's beautiful soil, and I don't think they've ever chewed my wires. Don't pick up a young mole that you think you're going to help out of the box, by the way. My thumb still hurts!
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Old 08-07-2011, 06:28 PM
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Porcupines do the drip damage here.
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