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Old 05-22-2014, 08:42 AM
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Or the possibility of 2 problems as sometimes its easy to get tunnel vision and only be looking for 1.
No kidding, and once you have the blinders on, they can be hard to take off.
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Old 05-22-2014, 03:03 PM
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I would close the meter completely and reopen it because I've seen irrigation systems not work if the meter is not completely open.
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Old 05-22-2014, 07:47 PM
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I would close the meter completely and reopen it because I've seen irrigation systems not work if the meter is not completely open.
Yup. Isolation valves on either side of it could be partially closed. Because, ya know, that's how to decrease the pressure. Right???
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Old 05-23-2014, 12:38 AM
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Yup. Isolation valves on either side of it could be partially closed. Because, ya know, that's how to decrease the pressure. Right???
Got my pressure regulating MV installed. When I talked to the maintenance guy for the building he suggested just closing the gate valve to lower the pressure
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Old 05-23-2014, 08:20 AM
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But did you check the meter? Was there any movement at all when th MV was opened? Walking the site is a waste of time if you are on a meter.
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No movement on the meter, old style with a needle. The meter is beside a busy Highway and I was sitting there thinking what other people were thinking, like "why the heck is this guy just starring at a hole in the ground for" or "that guy must be a city worker, he is not doing nothing". Had to find something to laugh about.
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Old 05-23-2014, 09:20 AM
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I recently found myself staring at a hole in the ground for a good amount of time.
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Old 05-23-2014, 10:37 AM
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No movement on the meter, old style with a needle.
Now that you've eliminated the meter and ruled out the possibility of another separate irrigation meter you should look at restriction/obstruction. Break the system into sections prior to the properly functioning zones. Since you say alll of the zones are faltering, begin at the first valve and work towards the meter. Test each appliance for function.

Btw, I've spent a large portion of my life staring, most of it in disbelief.
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Old 05-23-2014, 11:30 AM
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Btw, I've spent a large portion of my life staring, most of it in disbelief.
Even worse, when it is in disbelief of something you did.
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Old 05-23-2014, 10:31 PM
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Now that you've eliminated the meter and ruled out the possibility of another separate irrigation meter you should look at restriction/obstruction. Break the system into sections prior to the properly functioning zones. Since you say alll of the zones are faltering, begin at the first valve and work towards the meter. Test each appliance for function.

Btw, I've spent a large portion of my life staring, most of it in disbelief.
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That's funny. I still do that.
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Old 05-23-2014, 10:33 PM
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Even worse, when it is in disbelief of something you did.
That is even better. The crap I repaired today was just stupid. 7 valves , 12 heads and on and on.
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