Valves in backwards

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Backlap, Dec 5, 2007.

  1. Backlap

    Backlap LawnSite Member
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    Hey I was winterizing a system with rainbird pga valves and notice when I manually turn on a valve...one being the master valve.....when I turned the solenoid to the left the valve stopped air flow. Any one ever seen this.
     
  2. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    do you think its the valve or an obstruction?
     
  3. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Posts: 4,347

    If the valve was in backwards, it would have always been running when the system was pressurized.

    Then again you have a master valve...
     
  4. Southern Signature

    Southern Signature LawnSite Member
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    turn to the left to open... turn to the right to close...
     
  5. hoskm01

    hoskm01 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,690

    Really? I suppose ive never hoked one up backwards to find out.
     
  6. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Posts: 4,347

    ...smiles:)...
     

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