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Help .... My valves are leaking

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Kiril, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 18,298

    Hmmmmmmmmm, ya think. Anyone want to wager a guess what is causing it?

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  2. Waterit

    Waterit LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,879

    Are those barnacles all over the piping?
     
  3. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 18,298

    Calcium carbonate deposits.
     
  4. bcg

    bcg LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tx
    Posts: 1,836

    I've seen that caused by poor glue joints.
     
  5. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 46,434

    Freezing? That area doesn't drain.
     
  6. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 18,298

    No on both. Anymore?
     
  7. JDUtah

    JDUtah LawnSite Silver Member
    from UT
    Posts: 2,636

    UV rays made the plastic go brittle.. it cracked?
     
  8. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 18,298

    Nope, nothing wrong with the valve body or fittings.
     
  9. JDUtah

    JDUtah LawnSite Silver Member
    from UT
    Posts: 2,636

    My last guess...

    "I turned it on manually and its just leaking.. it wont stop!"?
     
  10. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 46,434

    It should take several years for the VB poppet washer to fall apart.
     

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