2 " gate valves leak

kirk39July 18, 2013

Have 2" water lines for sprinklers, using 2" gate valves that
dont totally shut off water to the sprinkler heads.
Any suggestion on how to stop this condition .
I dont think Anti-Siphon valve are available in 2"
Water lines are run off a well.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Google 2" in-line check valves. The gate valves need protection from the well water which probable has debris that get stuck in the gate blade when it is closed. A filter before the gate valves would be good. I would use ball valves as a better option than gate valve in your situation. Watts has a 2" backflow preventer around $300. JMHO Aloha

    Bookmark   July 18, 2013 at 9:51PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Thx for the Tip
Ball Valve certainly worth a try

    Bookmark   July 22, 2013 at 1:36PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Rain Bird SMRT-Y Moisture Sensor
I'm looking to connect a Rain Bird SMRT-Y Moisture...
Making changes of existing irrigation system
Hi folks, am hoping you can help me with these questions. I...
Help identity sprinkler valve
We bought a house last year that has one zone that...
Is it ok to use 16 g wire?
I found a spool of 16g stranded wire under the house...
Irrigation Outage
Had a power outage at my home. I reset the GFI switch...
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™