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Old 04-23-2014, 12:09 PM
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One thing about the mfr description of this valve does not make sense. The material used is not PVC but rather polypropylene, glass-filled (something like the glass-filled nylon that's used in Silver Bullet and some Toro valves)

What that all means is that the material they say is used is not capable of being glued like PVC is, and yet there's a slip x slip model offered.

Explain this, Rainbird.
The information on our website is not complete or clear enough. Thank you for pointing this out. The Slip by Slip model of HV (and DV) are PVC. The rest of the HV models are glass-filled polypropylene, a stronger, lighter material than PVC or ABS. The HV passes all the same strength tests as the DV valve.

I will make this difference in the Slip by Slip model material clearer on our website.

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Old 04-23-2014, 12:26 PM
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You are exactly correct Boots.
Check out the spec page from the Rain Bird America
http://www.rainbird.com/landscape/pr.../valves/HV.htm

And the spec page from the Rain Bird Europe
http://www.rainbird.eu/5-6325-Fiche-...d_produits=333


Look at the difference in the electrical specs. Inrush amps, holding amps and the resistance are all different.(note both are given at 60hz) This valve was released in America on 4-30-12 and in Europe on 5-29-12. And so far one person posted using them only because they got them for free. Nice marketing job Rain Bird.
Well I guess we all know were all the HV valves will end up – Home cheapo

Also note that Rain Bird Europe does not offer any slip valves.
The solenoid on Rain Bird valves is the same regardless of where it is sold. The specs on the Rain Bird Europe website are out of date. I will ask them to update it. They also present their information based on 50 Hz, so it may be a little different for that reason. The controllers in Europe operate on 220 volts, but the transformer will output 24 volts AC, still at 50 Hz.

Customers in Europe do not use Slip by Slip valves. Other models are preferred much like in the US different models are the dominant choice in different regions.

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Old 05-16-2014, 10:54 PM
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Mr. Wolfarth you made my day.



Hope I didn't offend anyone.
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