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  1. MPGI

    Possible roof vent issue

    Okay, I always like to 'close the loop' and report back what I find so others can benefit. It was way sooner than normal to have our septic pumped but I went ahead and called our septic service and explained the problem. They said it sounds like a vent issue but agreed to come out and inspect...
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    Plumbing Mystery

    Well, the system is working well and that is a good thing. Since my last post I learned that there is an abandoned sprinkler system in the yard. For some reason, one of the previous owners decided to install a new system and left the old piping etc. That perhaps explains the one valve (on the...
  3. MPGI

    Possible roof vent issue

    I am wondering if a bathroom (toilet, sink, shower) roof vent can become clogged? Reason, upstairs bathroom had a vile smell (sewer gas like) this morning. The bathroom is used multiple times daily. This never happened before. Also, one of the downstairs toilets occasionally burps. I...
  4. MPGI

    Plumbing Mystery

    I successfully repaired my irrigation system today with the outstanding assistance of this site's members but am very confused about the sprinkler system's plumbing. The system has four zones. 1st mystery: There are actually five solenoids controlling the four zones. Zones 1 and 2 each have a...
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    Only zone 4 works

    Here is what I found: Zone 1, non-operational solenoid. Zone 2, diaphragm needed replacement and cogged solenoid filter. Zone 3, clogged solenoid filter. Zone 4, always worked but I replaced the solenoid filter. The system now works great. I just can't thank you guys enough for your...
  6. MPGI

    Only zone 4 works

    Okay, I checked the system and I have a solenoid issue. My question is the Rain Bird solenoid has wires that are exactly the same (black & white) and I am unable to determine polarity because of this since both wires from the new solenoid are identical.
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    Only zone 4 works

    Thanks for the reply breplum. I connected a garden hose to the hose bib located on the output side of the pump. I let the system come up to pressure, opened the hose bib and slowly cycled (one minute each) through each zone. Here is what I found: Zone 1-3 no change to sprinkler head(s)...
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    Only zone 4 works

    Greetings, I am having trouble with my eight-year old Rainbird system. I have no idea when the problem began because the system runs in the early morning hours. The last time I checked it was before the holiday season (Thanksgiving time) and it properly functioned at that time. Facts: 1. Four...
  9. MPGI

    Refrigerator water dispenser

    Great! Facts: - A Frigidaire Gallery, 18 months old. - Suddenly developed a water dispenser flow issue. - History is about every three-months, the refrigerator indicates the filter needs replacement. - Usage of water dispenser is normal. No large family visits or extreme use. - In early...
  10. MPGI

    Buying a greenhouse

    I realize this thread is quite old but am willing to share 'lessons learned' about a pre-fab greenhouse we used in USDA Zone 5b/6 (depending on the map used) for about 5-years.
  11. MPGI

    Refrigerator water dispenser

    Please forgive if this is not the appropriate forum to ask this question. I have a water dispenser issue with a Frigidaire and need some technical assistance please.
  12. MPGI

    Culligan system

    I thought of the water heaters but they are both new. I then drew a sample of water 'upstream' of the water heaters and it very slightly stinks like Sulphur but the taste isn't all that great. Only after it passes through the Culligan does the Sulphur odor vanish. The taste is also greatly...
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    Water pressure surging in one zone

    Okay problem solved! Yep, by opening the two extra heads (high flow) for the raised gardens it appears I overdrew that zone's 'bank account.' Sometimes in life, I encounter a forehead slapping moment and ask, "How could have I missed that?!" Thank you Reach4 and also WorthFlorida for responding.
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    Water pressure surging in one zone

    Whoa, I never considered that. This spring, I fully opened two outlying heads to irrigate two raised gardens. I will shut down those heads tomorrow and see what happens. Good clue. Thanks Reach4!
  15. MPGI

    Culligan system

    Greetings from the beautiful Emerald Coast. The previous owner of our home installed a Culligan water softener system and it performs its tasks as expected. If I bypass the Culligan, we have slightly Sulphur smelling water and sort of an odd taste from the county water system. I keep delicate...
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    Water pressure surging in one zone

    Hi WorthFlorida, Thanks for responding. It is a four zone system, with a shallow wellhead. I live along the coast and we only have sand so the wellheads in this area are pounded down just a few feet. One thing for sure, working on a sprinkler system in this sand is a dream. I considered it...
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    Water pressure surging in one zone

    Greetings! I am a new member and have a question about my lawn irrigation system. It has four zones but only zone two has a full-pressure issue. Zone 2 comes on immediately when the timer switches but it oscillates. I can hear the pump cavitating. After about two minutes, it seems to come up...
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