sprinkler valve constantly leaking

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      MasterPlumbers
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      The valve for the last zone of my sprinklers constantly leaks allowing a slow flow of water to the first and last sprinkler of that zone. I replaced the valve and it still leaks.

      The water pressure in my house is at 100psi. I know I have to install a water pressure regulator to reduce the pressure to 80psi. Could it be the 100psi is too much for the valve and it is not able to stop all the water? I know I have to install a water pressure regulator to bring it down to 80psi.

    • #288811

      Damon, Anytime you have high pressure the seats in the valves will give you problems.
      Install the PRV and set it to 50#, that should be ample pressure.
      Good Luck,
      Bill
      The Local Plumber
      Tustin, California http://www.TheLocalPlumber.com

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