Indexing valves?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by johnnyaqua, Jul 31, 2007.

  1. johnnyaqua

    johnnyaqua LawnSite Member
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    How many of you have used an indexing valve and if so what do you think of them?
     
  2. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 22,064

    Oh God, here we go again.:cry: There is a thread to this somewhere..thanks that I never had to
    deal with this!
     
  3. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 47,997

    Search for the Fimco brand name, and bring a lunch.

    (by the way, indexing valves are almost exclusively a Florida thing)
     
  4. johnnyaqua

    johnnyaqua LawnSite Member
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    Yes there are lot of them here in Florida. I was curious if they were used "up north"?
     
  5. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 47,997

    It's tough to winterize through an indexing valve. Operating on air is not in their job description.
     
  6. NC_Irrigator

    NC_Irrigator LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Posts: 1,416

    KRAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:hammerhead:
     
  7. Read my avatar and do a search for my experience with the upside down FIMCO. Indexing valves are great for septic tanks that need to flush water and you want it to go to a different place each time. For irrigation they are a bad bad idea and will get you tortured on this site.
     

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