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Ok, I havent found a garden hose end that does not leak yet, are there any out t

Dakota's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Dakota in  Garden » Irrigation 

I have tried every type of garden hose end to repair an old 3/4 fitting and evryone has leaked either at the hose or at the  ... read more »

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what is the current rating of the external 24 volt transformer

Anonymous's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Anonymous in  Garden » Irrigation 

The transformer is made by Westinghouse (older model) rated at 120 volts and 500 watts. (.5 kilo watts) the timer seems  ... read more »

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dial won't turn clockwise

Bob's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Bob in  Garden » Irrigation 

dial will not turn clockwise. forced it anyway. now number 1 sprinkler comes on after full cycle and does not turn off.  ... read more »

Why should a weak battery interfere with RD-600 controller operation when controller is hard-wired to power source?

ddyaz's Avatar (by Gravatar) by ddyaz in  Garden » Irrigation 

Shouldn't a weak battery only be a problem in the case of a power outage. I had the same intermittent problems with the  ... read more »

Opinions on Harbor Freight's 3" water/trash pumps

Craig's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Craig in  Garden » Irrigation 

Has anybody bought and used any of Harbor Freight's 3" Full Trash Pumps with 212 cc. gas engine? If so what kind of  ... read more »

How do I irrigate my front porch?

Anonymous's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Anonymous in  Garden » Irrigation 

I live in Southern Louisiana. How do I irrigate my front porch? What are the best products to have misters to automatically  ... read more »

I have an irritrol RD600 (Exterior) made about 1998.

rmw's Avatar (by Gravatar) by rmw in  Garden » Irrigation 

I have an irritrol RD600 (Exterior) made about 1998. It had the problems that Peabody had and I followed Anon's advice  ... read more »

Really dry winter. How much water is needed for 3' spruce trees?

Amano's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Amano in  Garden » Irrigation 

I have a 5 gallon bucket with drain hole next to each tree which I fill with the hose when weather above freezing (Colorado  ... read more »

I cannot get the today setting to change to the correct day.

Anonymous's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Anonymous in  Garden » Irrigation 

I cannot get my Irritrol control station to change to the correct day. It is currently set for Sunday and needs to be changed  ... read more »

need to dig horizontal hole for 5 inch pipe

Bob Guillemette's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Bob Guillemette in  Garden » Irrigation 

Need to dig a horiznal hole under sidewalk for 5" pipe to drain off water from running over sidewalk.. not able to  ... read more »

PEX outside, exposed to sun on a retaining wall. How to protect it from UV.

 walter Ward homeowner in Gatlinburg TN's Avatar (by Gravatar) by walter Ward homeowner in Gatlinburg TN in  Garden » Irrigation 

PEX outside on retaining wall in direct sunlight. How can it be protected from UV.  ... read more »

my sprinkler valve is stuck , due to age. how to turn it on?

Anonymous's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Anonymous in  Garden » Irrigation 

i have an old house. I am trying to turn on a ( 4 ft. below the ground) sprinkler valve to water the lawn with a forked  ... read more »

I set valves 1, 2 for 8oclock start-only 1 is on...does 2 initiate after 1

Stringreen's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Stringreen in  Garden » Irrigation 

..as above.....I set Raindial to start valves 1 2 for 8 oclock. Only 1 started will 2 start after an hour when 1 in done?  ... read more »

vintage rainbird sprinkler parts #40 impact jets and shaft bushings and spring

Tim's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Tim in  Garden » Irrigation 

I have several rainbird #40 impact sprinklers that need new bushings and the spring replaced Would also like to replace  ... read more »

my sprinkler won't turn off

mark's Avatar (by Gravatar) by mark in  Garden » Irrigation 

My Irritol 600 series sprinker system (1997) won't turn off and I have to turn off the water from the main water valve.  ... read more »

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