vibration in sprinkler system

Discussion in 'Irrigation / Sprinkler Forum' started by jesi, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. jesi

    jesi New Member

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    Hi,
    Just recently when one station of my sprinkler system is on, I hear a vibration in the house. Is this something I should be concerned about? What can I do to fix it?
  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots Sprinkler Guy

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    Find out why that one zone is different. Higher flow? Completely empty zone pipe?
  3. Mr_Pike

    Mr_Pike New Member

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    What kind of vibration?

    If it is a tick tick tick tick tick, take a look at your water meter. See if the ticking corresponds to the tell tale wheel on the meter.

    If it is a whining noise, you could have a bad PRV (pressure reducing valve) or bad rubbers in a frost free shutoff.

    If it is a hammering noise like a machine gun, it could be the backflow preventor or the valves themselves.
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