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Old 05-22-2013, 06:49 PM
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Old Rainbird help.

Can anyone tell me what solenoid this is???? Its a fine thread Old Rain Bird. I cannot find it anywhere.
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:31 PM
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I am amazed that that valve is still in the ground! That was a valve that Hardie manufactured for Rain Bird back in the 80's before they had a plastic valve of their own. You will need to use a universal solenoid or replace the entire valve. Those original solenoids were junk!

http://www.thesource-online.com/solenoids.php#24Volt

I believe that the SOL-4 is what you need.
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:37 PM
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Oh my... Thank you very much, this thing has been a pain in my a$$.
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:52 AM
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I wonder why Rainbird didn't have those valves fitted with the same loose-coil solenoid they used on their brass valves.
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:57 AM
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Oh my... Thank you very much, this thing has been a pain in my a$$.
The joys of service work, eh?
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Old 05-23-2013, 12:46 PM
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I wonder why Rainbird didn't have those valves fitted with the same loose-coil solenoid they used on their brass valves.
Probably to save money and probably because they didn't make that valve themselves.
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:52 AM
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Yes, valve is a Rain Bird EFA series. The R Co. solenoid is the best match.

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Old 06-14-2013, 02:47 PM
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I assume it also existed as a Hydro-Rain valve? Never saw any of them in the field.
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Old 06-15-2013, 03:59 PM
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I assume it also existed as a Hydro-Rain valve? Never saw any of them in the field.
Is that because you have never been in the field?
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Old 06-15-2013, 08:05 PM
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I would suggest saving yourself some trouble and replacing that valve. You can get the parts to rebuild it and/ore replace the solenoid but my experience is that about 75% of the time they don't work right after repair and they have to be cut out and replaced anyway so I just replace them to begin with now. Callbacks cost to much to take the chance, especially when you've only got a 1 in 4 chance of success.
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