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Old 06-09-2019, 08:10 PM
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Default Help! Irrig system malfunction maybe due to lightning strike

The irrigation system was spewing water nonstop.
I think something got hit with today’s storm.
My neighbor came and he shut off the power breaker to the irrigation system and water, thank goodness, stopped.
My question:
Should I call a plumber, an electrician or an irrig system person?
If this has happened to you, how did you solve the issue?
Thanks in advance .
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Old 06-09-2019, 08:24 PM
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The irrigation system was spewing water nonstop.
I think something got hit with today’s storm.
My neighbor came and he shut off the power breaker to the irrigation system and water, thank goodness, stopped.
My question:
Should I call a plumber, an electrician or an irrig system person?
If this has happened to you, how did you solve the issue?
Thanks in advance .
Irrigation system person
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Old 06-09-2019, 08:28 PM
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Most likely one or more valves have malfunctioned and need to be replaced. Need an irrigation system company to come out and fix it.
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Old 06-09-2019, 08:49 PM
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When you say spewing water non stop, what do you mean? All zones at once? One sprinkler spouting a geyser? If you know how, I would shut it down, reprogram the start times and restart. May not be the big problem you think.
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What is interesting about this is your neighbor caught this. I could have been it would not have been caught until you received the bill.

If all this is true then you could benefit from a water monitor which would text you that you had a leak.
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Old 06-10-2019, 05:40 AM
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Call Mike Scott Plumbing. They are good to do business with and do irrigation. Irrigation Services | Mike Scott Plumbing
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call Joe Tucker3524305615,fair & won't rip u off
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Old 06-10-2019, 12:02 PM
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Another recommendation for Joe Tucker. Fair pricing and thorough. However, I'm not sure if you need an electrician, a plumber or an irrigation person.
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I have used both Joe Tucker and Jim Baumgardner, and would recommend either one, great service and prices.
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No need for an electrician--the box plugs in--everything else is low voltage
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call Joe Tucker3524305615,fair & won't rip u off
But M.S. will, for sure.
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No need for an electrician--the box plugs in--everything else is low voltage
FYI - not all boxes plug in. Mine is hard wired. My house was built in 2011.
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Irrigation system person
Thanks, I did
Irrig people very busy but they said they could solve my problem.
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Most likely one or more valves have malfunctioned and need to be replaced. Need an irrigation system company to come out and fix it.
Yep
You are right
3 valves are bad
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Old 06-10-2019, 03:42 PM
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What is interesting about this is your neighbor caught this. I could have been it would not have been caught until you received the bill.

If all this is true then you could benefit from a water monitor which would text you that you had a leak.
Good advice
So do I get the water monitor from an irrigation service?
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