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valve problem

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Shilohlandscaping, Aug 24, 2004.

  1. Shilohlandscaping

    Shilohlandscaping LawnSite Member
    from Norcal
    Messages: 30

    I went out to a new account today and they have a bit of a problem with their lawn irrigation. There are 2 anti-siphon valves for the back lawn, but one has great water pressure and the other has poor unless I turn the solenoid enough manually to open it up.

    Is this a solenoid problem or do I just need to put a whole new valve on it? Its kind of a cheapo valve.. orbitz.


  2. jerryrwm

    jerryrwm LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,274

    It actually sounds like a diaphragm problem.

    Replace the diaphragm and it should hang right in there with the other valve.

  3. jphag

    jphag LawnSite Member
    Messages: 219

    If its easy enough I would repalce the whole valve. This way you know that everything is new and for $15.00 its cheap insurrance. One question? Is there anyway the water into the valve is be obstructed? This could reduce the amount of pressure going into the valve.

  4. Oldtimer

    Oldtimer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,459

    Replace the diaphragm!


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