We install, repair, start up, and shut down
residential and commercial irrigation systems.
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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.