I have a yard irrigation system that uses jar top valves and one of them is
sticking open. If I turn the main water valve on one zone will turn on and I
can't get it to turn off.
Before I knew it was a jar top valve someone who knows about such things
showed me how to take a different type of valve apart to make sure there was
no debris stuck inside. When I took a look at my valve this morning it
didn't leave even remotely like what I was expecting and I have no idea how
to proceed. I didn't even see anything that looked repairable. At least with
the other type there was a removable diaphragm that could be cleaned if
there were debris present, but I don't see the same design here.
Any ideas? I've been scouring the web looking for details but I'm not
finding any. I'm starting to wonder if I should just replace the valve and
be done with it. Since I am the anti-handyman, though, that might be pretty
Any help is greatly appreciated!