Hunter or Rainbird DC Latching Solenoid on a K-Rain Valve?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by A23, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. A23

    A23 LawnSite Member
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    I have a 1" K-Rain valve that I need to put a DC latching solenoid on to in order to work with a Hunter SVC controller. K-Rain makes a latching solenoid but it's not as widely available as a Hunter or Rainbird one. Does anybody know if a Rainbird or Hunter solenoid will fit on a K-Rain valve?

    Thanks for any input!
     
  2. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    In my day, latching solenoids were not programmable from the the clock. Have things changed? :dizzy:
     
  3. A23

    A23 LawnSite Member
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    Not sure exactly what you mean, but I'm just trying to figure out if I can put a Hunter or Rainbird latching solenoid on to a K-Rain valve? I don't think the Hunter controller has anything to do with it, unless I'm wrong?
     
  4. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    How are you going to program the latching solenoid?
     
  5. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    you will need to contact K-rain directly.
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  6. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    he's talking about a node or puck type thingy Boss
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  7. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    In which case, those Nelson jobs work fine, though I prefer TBOS.
     
  8. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    I doubt you will get a hunter to fit a krain but if it is an Irritrol knock off krain an Irritrol latching coil will work.
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  9. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
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    After looking at the pictures of the solenoid I'm pretty sure that neither a Hunter or Rainbird solenoid would work with this valve. Perhaps an Irritrol one might work.
    R-CO makes latching solenoids and adapters for different valves. You may check with your distributor regarding this.
     
  10. A23

    A23 LawnSite Member
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    Thanks everyone, I'll check into all of that
     

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