Help!!!

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by exmarkrunner, Mar 11, 2003.

  1. exmarkrunner

    exmarkrunner LawnSite Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 27

    hey all,
    i was outside today lookin in my valve boxes just to check them because the snow is melting here and i saw that my valve boxes were half full of water, mostly frozen. i also noticed that the water was over the regular, not sealed wire nuts and was wondering if that could be a threat to not make my valves work when i get my startup this spring?

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  2. exmarkrunner

    exmarkrunner LawnSite Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 27

    herre is another picture

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  3. Ground Master

    Ground Master LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 505

    Chances are this valve will work.

    I would however drain the box out to check the condition of the wires. You may need to cut off an inch or so and then rewire with waterproof connectors.

    However, water may have leaked into the solenoid over the winter. This is one of the bigger causes of solenioid failure.
     
  4. exmarkrunner

    exmarkrunner LawnSite Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 27

    i would drain out all the water but, most of it is frozen lol!!

    what are the chances that i will need to get a new soleniod?
     
  5. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,156

    The valve itself should be fine. Solenoid has a chance to fail but will more than likely be OK. I know of valve boxes that have been full of water for years on certain comm. projects. The water is from under ground streams as they stay full even when the system is shut down. This last year they were barely wet though because.... we had no frigging water!

    The valve body will be okay because the water will expand up where there is no resistence.
     
  6. greenworldh20

    greenworldh20 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 659

    what kind of valve is that???? seems like a toro to me...

    toro is horrible...just my .o2
     
  7. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,156

    The valve is a Rainbird DV-100
     
  8. rvsuper

    rvsuper Senior Member
    Posts: 930

    The DV Looks like it is in a Ametek valve box. Does anyone know where I can get these anymore? I'm still going to install systems on weekends and I can't seem to find places that sell that brand of valve boxes anymore.
     
  9. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,156

    I get Ametek boxes at United Green Mark in Colorado
     
  10. rvsuper

    rvsuper Senior Member
    Posts: 930

    How much do the 10" ones cost for you, Dana?
     

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