Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Valve Box: Electrical Danger???

Mary from Portland, Oregon asks the expert:

Hi Craig, I have a Rain Bird system that is leaking from one of the value boxes. When I opened it I discovered that the box is full of water and mud. Is it dangerous for me to dig out the mud? I don't know how or where to turn off the electricity to the system. Is there a standard place to find the electrical power switch?

Thanks, Mary in Portland, Oregon

CRAIG's Answer
Short answer, probably not. There are the rare occasions where 120 volt solenoids are used, but it is VERY rare.

Do this:

Either unplug your controller (timer) or determine the...MORE

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