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2 " gate valves leak

Posted by kirk39 NORCAL (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 18, 13 at 9:53

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.

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RE: 2 " gate valves leak

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

RE: 2 " gate valves leak

Thx for the Tip
Ball Valve certainly worth a try

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