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Irrigation/valves won't pop up


when one or two of my zones start up the heads don't pop up all the way just gurgle a lot of water around each head. By manually pushing one of the heads they all start to work properly.

Hey Richard, has this always been a problem, or did it just start recently? Normally when the heads do not pop- up properly, #1 it could be the valve is not opening all the way, and this is caused by the diaphragm being old, and needs to be replaced. #2 there are too many heads on one valve, and you need to eliminate some of the heads, usually by adding another valve. #3 the water source is not turned on all the way, check your main turn on valve, for the system, and make sure it is turned on all the way. This is a good starting point, good luck and have a great day.  


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Jim Schaefer


Any question regarding sprinking systems,installation,repair, and trouble shooting.


I have been installing and repairing sprinkling systems since I was 15 years old. Have owned my own sprinkler system contracting business for over 26 years. It is basically the only job I've ever done, except for being a paper boy when I was young.

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