Furthermore, why is my orbit Sprinkler not working?
If one or more of the sprinklers is still not working, contact the installer of the system, as you may have an issue with the hardware. Remove any dirt or debris from the valve of a sprinkler that will not shut off once turned on, as foreign items in the sprinkler may cause it to stick.
- Turn the dial to the "Auto" position and press the "Manual" key to test the valves on Easy Dial and Easy Set Orbit timers.
- Turn the dial to the "Auto" position and move the slide switch for the desired valve up to the "Manual On" position to test valves on Orbit's "Individual Station Slide" timers.
Besides, how does my sprinkler system work?
The sprinkler heads work on a pressure system that when the water goes through the pipe, it pushes them up above the ground. When the water pressure stops, they retract back down to ground level. Sprinkler heads in a garden are usually a raised-head type.
For example, you generally have a flow rate of 10 gpm from a ¾-inch spigot where you connect your hose. With your 10 gpm flow rate at your spigot, you could run two sprinklers at 5 gpm each. The best set-up is to run two hoses from the spigot–each to one sprinkler.