Any ideas on what to look for when a water sprinkler won't shut off. Turned
them on earlier, one zone will not turn off. Even unplugging controller
unit doesn't make a difference. Short of shutting off the water at the
meter, what could I look for to shut it off?
Ok, found it. We had checked one, but had no idea if it was even part of
the sprinklers as it's next to the pool mechanics. Turns out what we
thought was one access to something with the pool is 4 sprinkler valves in a
row, three with no covers and filled with dirt. Working in near dark, we
couldn't get it to do anything, took awhile just to figure out which one had
water running through it. Shut off water to house, tried to sop up water
and mud from container, got screws out and the entire thing bubbled up more
water, I guess what was left in the line. Full container of very watery
mud, put it back together even though filthy and resigned ourselves to
having that zone run all night until we could see in daylight what was going
on. Turn water back on and zone stays off! UGH! So, water is on,
sprinklers are off, mosquitoes are slapped, and it can all wait til morning.
Thanks so much for the point in the right direction. We thought we were
going to have to start digging up the lawn starting at the meter. Guess
this would be a good time to try and map it all out and gather what info we
can for next time. I'm quite sure you saved us untold aggravation. Really
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