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Old 09-03-2010, 04:35 PM
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Why I love hydro indexing @ 110vac

Look see? It's perfectly safe when professionally installed.

These are all 110 VAC solenoids. I guess there was no building code when they put them in.

The first one is a 24VAC... since it's low voltage you don't need a conduit right?

Geez I suck at using a fixed lens digital camera.

I got more but I have to rinse my eyes out with Drano.

click... click... click... pins and wheels pins and wheels pins and wheeeeeeeeeeee

Anyway, it all looks like $$$$$$$$$$$$$$ to me
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Old 09-03-2010, 05:17 PM
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The second one must be on city water. Note the cheesy imitation backflow prevention with a swing check and a vacuum relief valve.
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Old 09-03-2010, 05:20 PM
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That there is fine Florida sprinkler art.
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Old 09-03-2010, 05:40 PM
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They are all on city water...

But it's friggin grant ain't it?
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Old 09-03-2010, 05:52 PM
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They are all on city water...

But it's friggin grant ain't it?
Yea, it's friggin grant.
Hopefully you can make a few "grants" upgrading it. Although most are probably old retired folks not willing to spend the money.
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Old 09-03-2010, 06:04 PM
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Would they bother with any backflow if it was grey water?
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Old 09-04-2010, 03:54 AM
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What controller to use? Nothing. Rip that crap valve out and install some real valves.
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Old 09-04-2010, 04:55 AM
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What controller to use? Nothing. Rip that crap valve out and install some real valves.
Ya know guys, that kind of makes sense to me too. I know that indexgng valves are big in Florida, and some other parts of the US, but what is the big advantage? Saving on parts? labor? Do they only get installed on small(er) jobs? Are they still installed on new jobs?

Serious question, educate me, we don't do indexing valves here.

Mick
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Old 09-04-2010, 08:16 AM
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Actually we are going to rear all that crap out, pipe everything & put in a new system.
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Old 09-04-2010, 08:21 AM
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Ya know guys, that kind of makes sense to me too. I know that indexgng valves are big in Florida, and some other parts of the US, but what is the big advantage? Saving on parts? labor? Do they only get installed on small(er) jobs? Are they still installed on new jobs?

Serious question, educate me, we don't do indexing valves here.

Mick
They are still installed on most (if not all) SFH PUD construction because they are CHEAP to install. They are not generally installed on larger projects, such as the common areas of a PUD. They continue to be installed in smaller commercial; single free standing office buildings, banks and some smaller strip malls.
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