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Old 07-20-2011, 06:14 PM
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I like the cut of your jib, Green, good for you.
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Old 07-21-2011, 09:56 AM
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Sorry to answer with a question....but what's preventing you from just hard wiring your master valve in so it can be normal?

I don't know the animal you're looking for.....
What is preventing- about 200 yards of asphalt.

There is no power, and no economical way to get it there.

It would have to be a completely self contained valve, that is synced with controller. But like I said the svc's dont keep time that well.
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Old 07-21-2011, 10:05 AM
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But like I said the svc's dont keep time that well.
You could try the Toro battery op one instead. http://www.toro.com/en-us/profession...aspx?pid=DDCWP

Much better controller, but I don't know how specific it gets with keeping time.
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Old 07-21-2011, 01:23 PM
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What is preventing- about 200 yards of asphalt.

There is no power, and no economical way to get it there.

It would have to be a completely self contained valve, that is synced with controller. But like I said the svc's dont keep time that well.
How about a battery operated controller (above ground) with a regular valve. I've had one at a golf course for about a year and so far so good.
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Old 07-21-2011, 05:45 PM
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Solar powered wireless control switch relay would probably be the way to go.
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Old 07-22-2011, 04:02 AM
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Any reason why ya need the MV on this particular job?
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Old 07-22-2011, 10:04 AM
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Any reason why ya need the MV on this particular job?
A master valve would prevent the leaks from leaking 24/7 while the system was off.
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Old 07-22-2011, 10:27 AM
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I'll be curious as to your final solution.
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Old 07-22-2011, 11:58 AM
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I wonder how the cost of a solution compares to the potential water savings.
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Old 07-22-2011, 01:19 PM
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We manage a 75 zone community system that irrigates everything- 1 water source with 40 controllers ( 1-4 zones per house)

Like you, they probably have leaks under the roads and they don't want to pay to find them

There was a power source near the back flow assembly so we installed a dedicated controller only with a 2" PGA master valve

With all the multiple controllers the system only has about 6 hours of run time- the rest of the time the leak isn't happening.. We also installed a rain sensor on this controller which will prevent the system from operating when it rains . A cheap solution to a huge problem
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