Do you have a
Broken Water Main or a Leaking Sprinkler Valve?
Sometimes when we
drive vehicles or lawn mowers over areas on the ground that have
sprinkler system components we run the risk of broken
water mains or cause sprinkler valves to break at the point
where these valves are attached to the pvc pipe.
In terms of water mains where sprinkler systems are concerned, the
most common place for a break in the pipe is
at the backflow control valve or at one of the sprinkler valve
boxes. These boxes are buried in the ground for the most part
and usually have either a round green cap on them or a square lid.
Note: To repair a leak at either of these sites, it may be necessary
to turn off the water main at the main water meter.
Once the water main is off, it may be necessary to dig out
and excavate around the irrigation valves, the box, any wiring, and
any pvc pipes. Sometimes, you need to expose 2-3 feet of the
pvc pipe in order to work with the valve, other times, a series of
elbows can be installed to minimize trenching.
Once you can get to the leak, you'll often have to cut out the
bad/broken part, replace it with a new part, and connect everything
back together properly.
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