1-2 gpm zone leak (when turned on), cant find.

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by RhettMan, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. RhettMan

    RhettMan LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 2,156

    thank you thank you thank you.

    I mean to try air compressor at the next chance. But first, two curiositys....
    If i remember correctly, someone once told me that air compresses, and water does not, then.... what are the important dangers of using air, what things should i absolutely understand if nothing else.....
    secondly, considering that: IF the leak happened to finally leak out from under the new driveway/retaining wall, being at the very center- the worst case i would imagine , or even under the new house addtion (the square piece in the bottom/south/lower)......

    it would seem that all reasonable solutions, include re-routing the lateral from the zone manifold around the front, and under the driveway to reach the top-right corner sod.

    Or moving the valve near the MV, and continuing the wire out there from the current manifold......

    If the leak is under the house or drive, (which connect: concrete-to-concrete), making up the ultimate edge of the property all concrete,
    and the only apparent solution is to re-route around,
    Does it make sense to use air and prove to myself that it is infact under the house? (if infact.)

    My latest evidence of trying to determine whether it's "before the house/drive", or "under the housedrive" is:
    I took off the double-elbow gutter to spout connection, and used a spot light to look down the spout into, atleast one drain tile....
    when the zone is on, and leaking, i see no flow thought the drain tile Tee below.....
    yet, when i turn on a water hose, fed into the spout, water exits from the same drain tile piece as the leak.
  2. RhettMan

    RhettMan LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 2,156

    Or to really rattle ur cages.....

    Though perhaps frowned on, but i imagine a few headaches more easy......

    There are solely 3 spray heads located in that top right piece,
    and another spray zone just on the other side of the driveway :eek: ?.....

    Using t-precisions ! Three! (two 10H and one 12H)
  3. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,439

    Read the pm i sent you. you're making this harder than it actually is.
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