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When you have a hill type grade and the lowest head on the zone doesn't go down all the way when it shuts off and drains until there is no water left in the pipe, does that mean there is no check valve in the head?

FYI... All other heads in the zone go down and no water comes out.

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When you have a hill type grade and the lowest head on the zone doesn't go down all the way when it shuts off and drains until there is no water left in the pipe, does that mean there is no check valve in the head?

FYI... All other heads in the zone go down and no water comes out.

Thanks.
A successful diagnosis. You are a sprinkler man!
 

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LOL!!! I don't even know what one looks like... anyone have any pics? I've pulled two heads to examine, but the cap screw was on so tight on both I couldn't check them. According to WM, the T3 rotor comes with a check valve... However, my low heads piss like racing horses. The elevation change is about 6 feet (if that).
 

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Hi Mike,
Can you explain more on this?
The Hunter low-drain check valve is adjustable from 4' to 32'. As the height
increases, the friction loss does also. It is factory set for 12' with a friction
loss of 7 psi. With 32' of height, the loss is 15 psi, so you can see the need
to be very careful adjusting it just enough to prevent low drainage. The amount
of loss is also tied to your gpm, and the loss can screw you.
 
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