Mr Sprinkler Repair

Sprinkler Repair

Mr Sprinkler Repair

Sprinkler Repair


How Do I Tell What Kind Of Sprinkler Valve I Have?

Identifying the kind of sprinkler valve you have is crucial for maintenance, troubleshooting, and replacement purposes. While there may not be any one-size-fits-all approach due to the variety of models and manufacturers, the following steps can help you accurately determine the type and brand of your sprinkler valve:

1. Locate the Valve Box

Most sprinkler valves are housed in a plastic or concrete box buried in the ground. Locate this box in your yard; it’s usually near the main water supply line for your sprinkler system.

2. Inspect the Valve for Visible Branding

Once you’ve found the valve, carefully remove any dirt or debris that might be covering crucial information. Manufacturers often place their logo, model number, or other identifiers directly on the valve body or solenoid (the cylindrical component with wires coming out of it).

3. Take Note of Physical Characteristics

If branding is not immediately visible or has worn off over time, identifying the valve type may come down to its physical characteristics. Pay attention to the valve’s shape, size, color, and the configuration of the solenoid and wiring. These features can be helpful when searching online or consulting with a professional.

4. Check the Solenoid

The solenoid is a key component that differentiates many valves. Its appearance, including how it connects to the valve body and the number of wires it has, can sometimes indicate the manufacturer or model.

5. Look for Part Numbers

Some valves will have a part number stamped or printed on the body or solenoid. This number can be extremely helpful when searching for specific information about your valve.

6. Consult Online Resources or Forums

Taking photographs of your valve from multiple angles and posting them on gardening or landscaping forums can also be a great way to get help from experienced individuals who may recognize the model or brand.

7. Compare with Manufacturer’s Specifications Online

If you have a hunch about the manufacturer but aren’t sure about the model, visiting the manufacturer’s website and comparing your valve’s characteristics to the specifications listed online can be a fruitful approach.

8. Contact a Professional

When all else fails, reaching out to a professional landscaper or irrigation specialist can be the quickest way to identify your sprinkler valve. They have the experience and possibly even the tools to identify the valve type and model quickly.

Identifying your sprinkler valve may take a bit of detective work, but it’s essential for proper maintenance and repair. Always turn off the water supply before inspecting or servicing your valves to avoid injury or damage.


If you have any questions or need any type of sprinkler system repair, the experts at Mr Sprinkler Repair will be glad to help. Give us a call or 855-695-1000 to set an appointment.