Rain Bird HV Valves

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by ASI, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    For popular rotors, I'm not seeing that. I can make more money per PGP rotor replaced, versus a 5000, so I may continue to favor them.
     
  2. 5.0

    5.0 LawnSite Member
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    I'm not mad at anyone, my point was just that it seemed like incompetent marketing, from where I sit. (We don't buy based off list price)
     
  3. ASI

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    You are exactly correct Boots.
    Check out the spec page from the Rain Bird America
    http://www.rainbird.com/landscape/products/valves/HV.htm

    And the spec page from the Rain Bird Europe
    http://www.rainbird.eu/5-6325-Fiche-produit.php?id_produits=333


    Look at the difference in the electrical specs. Inrush amps, holding amps and the resistance are all different.(note both are given at 60hz) This valve was released in America on 4-30-12 and in Europe on 5-29-12. And so far one person posted using them only because they got them for free. Nice marketing job Rain Bird.:hammerhead:
    Well I guess we all know were all the HV valves will end up – Home cheapo :laugh:

    Also note that Rain Bird Europe does not offer any slip valves.
     
  4. 1idejim

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    24 VAC 50/60 Hz (cycles/sec.) solenoid
    Inrush current: 0.290 A at 60 Hz
    Holding current: 0.091 A at 60 Hz
    Coil resistance: 70-85 Ohms
    (40° F - 110° F)

    This will spark a new line of electrical troubleshooting questions.



    Oh wait, I forgot......

    :hammerhead:
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  5. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Oh and ..... :wall
     
  6. 1idejim

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    I forgot that the most popular brand of analyzing equipment most of our PWP (people with problems) is none...........:wall:
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  7. Wet_Boots

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    The solenoid intrigues me, since it would allow for maybe an additional valve per zone on some controllers. The diaphragm, sight unseen, is probably a beaded-edge design like so many others, which could make for a lower cost of manufacture.
     
  8. 1idejim

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    Educate me Boots. Who exactly is the manufacturer of "some" controllers?
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  9. Wet_Boots

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    Them guys, who else? :)
     
  10. 1idejim

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    That's the final final. No mumble mumble for you! The deal is off. :laugh:
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