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A dripping valve is easily fixed.

Use a screwdriver to adjust screws vertically.

This simple step will stop any leaking valves.


STEP 1:  First, make sure that both of the water valves on either side of your vacuum

 breaker are in the off position.  This means that the valve handles should be

 perpendicular to the piping.  (The vacuum breaker is the fist-sized brass piece 

attached to the outside of the house.)


STEP 2:  Turn on the main valve from the inside of the house to the irrigation system.


STEP 3:  Turn on the valve that is between the house and the vacuum breaker first. 


 This is the valve that the water from the main line will go through first when leaving

 the line from the house.  It is alright to turn on this valve quickly.


STEP 4:  Open the main water valve that supplies water to the irrigation lines slowly to

 allow pipes in the irrigation lines to fill with water gradually. If this valve is opened too

 quickly, sprinkler main lines are subjected to high surge pressures, uncontrolled flow,

 and water hammer, which may cause them to crack or burst.


STEP 5:  Manually activate each zone, one at a time, and walk through the zone

 checking for proper operation of the zone.  Check for proper operating pressure (low

 pressure indicates a line break or a missing sprinkler head), proper rotation and

 adjustment of the sprinkler heads, and adequate water coverage.  Check and clean

 filters on poorly performing sprinkler heads.  You should also adjust heads to the grade

 of the lawn as necessary.


STEP 6:  Reprogram your controller for automatic watering.

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