Redesigned Hunter ASV

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by irrig8r, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Got this via email today:

    New and Improved PGV-ASV for the California Market

    Hunter Industries is proud to announce the new and improved PGV-ASV for its California market. Totally redesigned to be the toughest valve in its class, heres all thats new:

    * Durable glass reinforced nylon bonnet
    * Six-bonnet bolt design
    * New cap design incorporates more supporting ribs for a significantly stronger performance
    * New material provides higher strength and performance in high heat site conditions



    I don't know why they decided to redesign it except to look more like the Rain Bird ASVF.

    I took aprt and cleaned debris from 2 Hunter 1" inline SRVs a couple of weeks ago that I installed 10 years ago... still going strong.
    Diaphragms (white) were intact and pliable.

    The four bolt PGV seemed to be an update of that valve, and the ASV was essentially that valve with and A/S added.

    Only problem I ever had was with the inlet/ outlet threads of later models.


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  2. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    Not a big fan of ASVs. But I know they are used a lot more in Cali. I also wasn't a fan of those SRvs you mentioned. Had a lot of seeping problems. And the damn Hunter solenoid issues. Not a big Hunter valve fan for any of the models.
     
  3. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    They stopped making the SRV ( simple and reliable valve) Before we stopped using clocks with zone delay we used to use top end hunter valves on systems with wells.
     
  4. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have no idea what you are talking about, am I missing something?
     
  5. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    If they keep tinkering with their ASV, it might become as good as an Irritrol (which got there {as Richdel} about thirty years ago)
     
  6. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    Never understood the advantage of several ASV's over a single PVB.
    They have to be installed above ground so why not go with a single device for a better look.:confused:
     
  7. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    No one steals ASVs.
     
  8. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    You mean something beautiful like this?

    badmanifold4.jpg
     
  9. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Why not go with a DCVA and be done with crawling up the side of the house?
     
  10. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    That is one classic pic, is that out of the I.A. manual or the Texas test?
     

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