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Sprinkler issue

My sprinkler valves do not turn on if water pressure is high. Do I need a timer that gives more amps to activate the valves or what is my solution. 
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Posted 2016-10-28T17:11:26+0000  by Gorg Gorg

Hi Gorg,

Welcome to The Community! We're happy to hear from you.

You mentioned high water pressure. How high is it? I have about 160 p.s.i. on my front spigot that is positioned before the house pressure regulator. It's 80p.s.i. on the other spigots. I am not running a sprinkler system, so I have not experienced a problem like you are describing. 

If your pressure is too high, install a
pressure reducer in line before the control box.

3/4 in. x 3/4 in. Brass Water Pressure Reducing Valve

Use a
pressure gauge to determine what the pressure is and if it needs to be reduced.

3/4 in. Plastic Water Pressure Test Gauge 

I don't think more amps will be the solution. Double check the electrical connections so that the valves are operating properly.

Looking forward to hearing from you again,


Posted 2016-11-04T20:45:07+0000  by Travis_HD_ATL
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