Rain Bird HV Valves

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

  1. SoCalLandscapeMgmt

    SoCalLandscapeMgmt LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Tell em that Boots sent you.... maybe they'll find a PGP to throw in too :laugh:
     
  2. Wet_Boots

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    I recall different list prices.

    But then again, I stopped looking real hard for list prices ever since the sch 40 PVC pricing lost their original list prices. payup
     
  3. 1idejim

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    You would lose.

    I called today and they treated me like a one eyed step child. Nice and polite but they kept saying they couldn't send me one, so they didn't. I told them that my suppliers couldn't get them and I found out that there's no rep in Jeff. He quit and hasn't been replaced yet.

    Good thing I didn't mention Boots name, shoulda thrown Jim Lewis' name out there if I'd been thinking fast, I might of got a case of valves and an Alaskan cruise out of the deal. Oh well. :hammerhead:

    Hope I didn't offend anyone.
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  4. SoCalLandscapeMgmt

    SoCalLandscapeMgmt LawnSite Bronze Member
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    wow.... that's pretty chicken$hit on their part. Typical corporate $hit though. Release a new product, push it hard yet somehow have none available for the contractors to evaluate and or buy....
     
  5. 1idejim

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    Shortly after posting I received a call from a rep in nor cal. Not Jeff but close. He's on a mission to poach me a couple from the parent. I was able to explain what I do and why it is important to me to experiment with new electrical products. We spoke a bit and he said he'd add me as a source for electrical troubleshooting in his area. Win win.

    I kinda bummed about the cruise though :laughing:

    Hope I didn't offend anyone.
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  6. 1idejim

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    A tip of the hat to the rainbird rep in northern ca. He just walked into one of my favorite supply houses and placed my samples on the counter. I'll pick them up this morning.
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  7. 1idejim

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    So I picked the valves up this morning and started fooling around with them this afternoon. Here's what I have found so far.

    I compared the 75 ohm against a 25 ohm source solenoid for S&G. I used my pro800D locator in both the wire trace (Texas style) and 2 step method (closed loop style) to compare end results.

    At lower output levels on the Texas style locate the source solenoid and the HV were pretty close. Turn up the power a ways and the HV was hands down louder at a similar distance.

    Connected in a closed loop or 2 step method and the signal reception was much more clear and the receiver picked the signature up at a much greater distance at the same settings.

    I wonders about using the stationmaster and the pro48 with the higher resistance coils because of the 3 led analyzer and the chatter features. No problems that I encountered in either. Overall, in some quick tests to satisfy my curiosity the solenoid seems fine. Funny looking but fine.

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  8. AI Inc

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    yep , dv is bulletproof and my valve of choice. And as you say lower list price dosnt so me any good.
     
  9. DanaMac

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    What he said....
     
  10. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    I ran a test of the HV using an analyzer / activator w/chatter feature

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    Seemed to work well.
     

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