Help with drip system and timer

krose4September 28, 2013


There is a working drip system in our front yard that waters a tree and several bushes. It was here when we bought the house. The problem is, we have no idea how it works! It appears to be on a timer, however we cannot find anything that resembles a timer box anywhere around our house. I have uploaded an image of the what we think has to do with the drip system. Can anyone provide a little insight into how this works?


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Well those are electric solenoid valves and they are actuated by a time. Could it be in the basement, closet, garage or shed? Dig around in the gravel and you might get a clue what direction the wires are heading. I'm guessing there is/was a timer above ground somewhere. Let me know if you find it!

Also, you can twist the two solenoids (where the wires attach) 1/4 turn counter clockwise and they should turn the zones on manually. If there is no water pressure, then you need to find the main shutoff valve for the system and turn it on first. Good luck!

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