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Old 01-10-2013, 05:04 PM
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Hunter or Rainbird DC Latching Solenoid on a K-Rain Valve?

I have a 1" K-Rain valve that I need to put a DC latching solenoid on to in order to work with a Hunter SVC controller. K-Rain makes a latching solenoid but it's not as widely available as a Hunter or Rainbird one. Does anybody know if a Rainbird or Hunter solenoid will fit on a K-Rain valve?

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Old 01-10-2013, 05:09 PM
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In my day, latching solenoids were not programmable from the the clock. Have things changed?
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:21 PM
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Not sure exactly what you mean, but I'm just trying to figure out if I can put a Hunter or Rainbird latching solenoid on to a K-Rain valve? I don't think the Hunter controller has anything to do with it, unless I'm wrong?
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:25 PM
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How are you going to program the latching solenoid?
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:00 PM
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I have a 1" K-Rain valve that I need to put a DC latching solenoid on to in order to work with a Hunter SVC controller. K-Rain makes a latching solenoid but it's not as widely available as a Hunter or Rainbird one. Does anybody know if a Rainbird or Hunter solenoid will fit on a K-Rain valve?

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you will need to contact K-rain directly.
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:02 PM
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How are you going to program the latching solenoid?
he's talking about a node or puck type thingy Boss
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:07 PM
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he's talking about a node or puck type thingy Boss
In which case, those Nelson jobs work fine, though I prefer TBOS.
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:19 PM
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I doubt you will get a hunter to fit a krain but if it is an Irritrol knock off krain an Irritrol latching coil will work.
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:00 PM
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After looking at the pictures of the solenoid I'm pretty sure that neither a Hunter or Rainbird solenoid would work with this valve. Perhaps an Irritrol one might work.
R-CO makes latching solenoids and adapters for different valves. You may check with your distributor regarding this.
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:57 AM
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Thanks everyone, I'll check into all of that
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