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Troubleshooting Archive • Sprinkler School

Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting Chart Valves

Troubleshooting Chart: Valves

This article is all about troubleshooting for valves. Sprinkler Warehouse provides typical scenarios paired with possible causes and solutions. With easy to read charts, the …

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Frequently Asked Questions Sprinkler System And Irrigation Basics

Why Should I Get A Sprinkler System Installed In My Yard? There are many different ways to learn how to manage your lawn. Many people …

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Troubleshooting Chart: Wire Problems

The Fuses On The Controller Blow Too Often. Possible Causes: Solution: Valve solenoid is faulty. Replace the solenoid. Wires to valves are damaged. Repair the …

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Troubleshooting Chart: Sprinklers

The Sprinkler On A Zone Don’t Pop Up Correctly. Possible Causes: Remedy: Not enough water pressure to run the zone. Split the zone into two …

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Troubleshooting Chart: Water Supply

House Water Is Contaminated With Bacteria. Possible Causes: Remedy: No backflow prevention on the system. Install the mandated backflow prevention device required by local codes. …

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Irrigation Tips And Tricks

Toro Professionals Have Compiled A List Of Tips To Make Designing, Installing And Maintaining Your Irrigation System Easier. Benefit From Their Decades Of Experience As …

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11 Common Irrigation Errors

Every landscape and/or irrigation professional truly believe that they know what they are doing when it comes to designing, installing and maintaining irrigation systems. However, …

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How To Fix Water Hammer And Air In Pipes

It is important that you locate the problem before you start trying to fix the noise. Noises in pipes can be from many different things, …

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Brown Spots, Broken Heads And Sprinkler Coverage Problems

Brown patches and uneven plant growth can be caused by a number of factors, but in this article, we are going to focus specifically on …

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My Sprinkler System Is Using Too Much Water

Excessive use of water or large jumps from your normal usage can sometimes be an indication of irrigation problems. Over-watering, inappropriate scheduling, malfunctioning equipment, and …

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Wet Spots Or Slow Leakage Out Of Sprinklers When System Is Off

The goal of an irrigation system is to evenly apply water in a desired manner on a scheduled basis. Areas that are continuously wet or …

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What To Do If A Zone Will Not Shut Off (How To Shut System Off)

If a zone keeps running after it’s set to turn off, a component of the system is clearly not working properly.  It could be as …

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How To Make A Simple Valve Activator

If you need to test an irrigation valve for functionality and do not have a valve tester, you can make one from three 9-volt batteries. …

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How To Locate Or Find Irrigation Valves And Wires

Irrigation system valve locating can sometimes be a challenge. Although a lawn irrigation system can run smoothly for years, it may be necessary to locate …

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