Manifold vs spacing out control valves?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Georgia Lawn Works LLC, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. Georgia Lawn Works LLC

    Georgia Lawn Works LLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    What's the advantages of doing this?


    I'm sure reduced pressure loss for long/complicated runs is one of them because you can run the main from the meter to the valve that way the supply would be closer to the run.


    Any other reasons?
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  2. Duekster

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    Pros and cons to both.

    I personally space them out.
     
  3. Wet_Boots

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    Trenching PVC or plowing poly? Poly people go with manifolds.
     
  4. Georgia Lawn Works LLC

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    I like the cleaner look of having them all in one location. But I'm going to be doing a install on my property and it just would not make sense to do it that way. It would be way more complicated as well.


    Just figured I'd ask. Any one else?
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  5. Georgia Lawn Works LLC

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    PVC is going to be installed.
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  6. Duekster

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    I do not see it as more complicated. I just see it harder to replace a valve if needed later.
     
  7. Space them out and put them in the midpoint of your zones.
     
  8. Georgia Lawn Works LLC

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    Due to the location I would want to put the valve box at it would make the design more complicated. More angles ect. Possible pressure issues as well because its a big yard. But not really harder as far as the install goes.
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  9. Duekster

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    Best practice.
     
  10. mrsteve

    mrsteve LawnSite Member
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    Best for sure, you can't split an end fed valve, should that every be needed.
     

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