1" valve ID

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by manfromearth, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    To all homeowners with Flo-Pro's.
     
  2. manfromearth

    manfromearth LawnSite Member
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    Thank you,,,yes, I believe that is the one.
     
  3. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    we call those POS needle valves.
     
  4. HokieAg07

    HokieAg07 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I dont understand the hatred for the Toro 250/252/254 series valves...Great, reliable valves.
     
  5. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    They are hate-able for the way they behave when winterizing them by using the bleed screws. Otherwise, decent valve.
     
  6. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    they preform poorly up north hokie.

    My guess is that they don't take kindly to cold weather......
     
  7. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    They like to stay open after opening manualy. Kinda like the old RB needle valves.
     
  8. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    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.
     
  9. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    you're describing a stationmaster big guy, three batteries configured similarly will give you 27 vlts., enough to bump most solenoids.

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  10. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    18 VDC should trigger any 24VAC solenoid, no need for the extra battery. My rig cost three bucks, including batteries payup
     

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