We received a call from a guy, now living in Ohio, about a leak at his house he is selling here and that a plumber had come out and tried repairing the line. The plumber told the customer that every time he fixed a leak another place would blowout and that he needed all new piping and the sprinkler would not cut off. I arrive and uncover this mess and I turn on the main water for the house and also the irrigation, no separate meter on this one. Water is leaking from the MA on backflow and the sprinkler starts coming on. I see cut wires and a valve box but no valve. The plumber had removed the zone valve and piped it back together, no wonder the zone would run every time he turned the water back on. This is what I uncover, finding a box , cut wires but no zone valve. Check out all the couplings, slip fix, pipes not lining up correctly, missing valve ,etc... Up close of this mess, Valve back in place and piping redone. I reworked the main to the house and also reworked the backflow and piping to zone valve.