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Brass Champion Sprinkler Valve

Sprinkler valve leaking...lowest sprinkler head leaks when off. Cannot find a photo to show breakdown of champion valve to repair it.

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The lowest sprinkler head usually leaks until all the water is out of the system. The valve that controls the sprinkler system has a vaccum breaker valve on it. When there is no pressure from the water main the vaccum valve opens allowing the sprinklers to leak water so the house water won't get contaminated from the grass and dirt in your yard.

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