Remote Operated Master Valve?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by txirrigation, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. txirrigation

    txirrigation LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
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    Long story... as short as possible.

    I took over a large 67zone commercial system last Jan. We have slowed the leaks from about 15 gph to 2 gph since we have been maintaining the system. The rest of the leaks are more than likely under some asphalt parking lots, or just 7-8 pin hole leaks that we can't find.

    What I am looking for is a battery operated valve that I can controll with the controller. Maybe an intinna that I can hook into the master valve port that sends a signal to the MV? Problem is I dont think anything like this is around. Has anyone heard of anything like this?

    A svc synced with the run times will not work, bc they do not keep time very well.
     
  2. Dripit good

    Dripit good LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Sorry to answer with a question....but what's preventing you from just hard wiring your master valve in so it can be normal?

    I don't know the animal you're looking for.....
     
  3. Dripit good

    Dripit good LawnSite Bronze Member
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    A TBOS will.....but many don't find them friendly to work with.
     
  4. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Do you have a power source at the master valve location?
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  5. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    you prolly answered your question, there may not be a spare wire or access for wiring th mv in. when i can't find a product in the irrigation industry, i look outside........maybe the swimming pool biz. i don't have a link or name but there is a company in L.A. that has wireless valves for waerfalls. good luck
     
  6. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    They are not friendly, like the girl you met at the bar, but that system will do anything you want it to do once you learn your stuff; pricey, but worth it. :clapping:
     
  7. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    If you have a powers source at the mv location and the distance isn't too far you could do this. Wire a NO relay (rib or similar) to the mv terminals on the clock, wire a wireless rain sensor transmitter sans the casing and just use it as a switch, at the mv wire a 24v trans to the receiver of the rainsensor, break the wire using the NO wiring option on the receiver. So when the mv terminals are activated it will tell the receiver to send power to the mv wirlesslly
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  8. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    That is a damn good idea. Have you done that?
     
  9. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Only on paper. I actually thought of it for a wireless pool fill sensor wired to a float switch. When I draw a diagram of it I can't see amreason why it wouldn't work as long as the distance isn't to far. It also prob the cheapest option, all the parts could be had for about $200
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