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Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by manfromearth, Aug 6, 2010.
To all homeowners with Flo-Pro's.
Thank you,,,yes, I believe that is the one.
we call those POS needle valves.
I dont understand the hatred for the Toro 250/252/254 series valves...Great, reliable valves.
They are hate-able for the way they behave when winterizing them by using the bleed screws. Otherwise, decent valve.
they preform poorly up north hokie.
My guess is that they don't take kindly to cold weather......
They like to stay open after opening manualy. Kinda like the old RB needle valves.
I made myself a little rig for manually energizing the solenoid coil from the valve box - two nine-volt batteries and a switch and insulation-piercing clips - makes Toro 250 winterizings endurable.
you're describing a stationmaster big guy, three batteries configured similarly will give you 27 vlts., enough to bump most solenoids.
18 VDC should trigger any 24VAC solenoid, no need for the extra battery. My rig cost three bucks, including batteries