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toro help

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by BrandonV, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,219

    how do I manually turn on this valve and have it stay on? we're using it for a couple of waterfall auto fills... doesn't have the fancy handle like my hunters.

  2. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,976

    Um, the big boys use a valve on the clock to re-charge ponds.
  3. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 47,673

    The top of the flow control has a manual bleed - used to be a brass screw, and now is plastic
  4. michigander

    michigander LawnSite Member
    Posts: 27

    Center of flow control handle will have a manual bleed screw. Water will leak out when it is manually bled. Dont turn the bleed screw so far , it will pop out. :rolleyes:
  5. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,976

    Send the crew out to re-charge the pond via the manual bleed? Huh?
  6. michigander

    michigander LawnSite Member
    Posts: 27

    I'm not fast enough,,, But, I'm trying!:)
  7. Waterit

    Waterit LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,906

    Brandon! Please use a real valve!


  8. That is a great valve. One of the best TORO made. We repair that bad boy. I've got some out there going on 20 years. Bleed is at the top as boots says.

    You can take the pin out of the solenoid for permanent no leak on.
  9. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,535

    Yeah, and in 20 years they redesigned the diaphragm how many times?

    Those brass bleed screws were a joke too.... or maybe it was just the nylon washer that was the problem.....I've had about a 50/50 track record on being able to make one of those bleed screws stop leaking once turned on.

    Frankly, I think Toro did a better job with the Flo Pro... the ones at my house have been going for something like 14 years. And only one redesign of the diaphragm... :laugh: and one of the solenoid.
  10. Yes it had issues. Heck we've all got issues. What's a few issues in the life of a valve? I enjoyed tinkering with it. What can I say.

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