OmniReg Pressure Regulator

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by jimmyburg, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. jimmyburg

    jimmyburg LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 701

  2. I've had very poor success with low end valve regulators. Both that one and RB.
     
  3. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 46,482

    I've used them before, and they work, but not without possible problems like 'hunting', which is a slow oscillation of downstream pressure. By the way, they won't fit on a 2500 valve.
     
  4. jimmyburg

    jimmyburg LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 701

    Thanks for the info fimco and wet boots, I was looking at their website and noticed it.
     
  5. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 46,482

    Other manufacturers have them for their valves, and some of them employ a connecting tube to sense the downstream pressure from a foot or so from the valve, which is probably intended to counteract the tendency to 'hunt'

    Instances of Omnireg 'hunting' were cured by my simply raising the outlet pressure a bit. I would never try to use the 0-100 psi regulator for drip.
     
  6. jimmyburg

    jimmyburg LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 701

    in all the years I've been in the irrigation, I have never seen a add on only the built in reg in the valve.
     
  7. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 46,482

    They are the same thing, basically. Even an expensive regulating valve used on a golf course works the same way, with a controlled pressure acting against the diaphragm.
     

Share This Page