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Remote Operated Master Valve?

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

  1. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,974

    I like the cut of your jib, Green, good for you. :clapping::drinkup::waving:
  2. txirrigation

    txirrigation LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 977

    What is preventing- about 200 yards of asphalt.

    There is no power, and no economical way to get it there.

    It would have to be a completely self contained valve, that is synced with controller. But like I said the svc's dont keep time that well.
  3. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,156

  4. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Ark
    Posts: 3,458

    How about a battery operated controller (above ground) with a regular valve. I've had one at a golf course for about a year and so far so good.
  5. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,108

    Solar powered wireless control switch relay would probably be the way to go.
  6. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 25,388

    Any reason why ya need the MV on this particular job?
  7. txirrigation

    txirrigation LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 977

    A master valve would prevent the leaks from leaking 24/7 while the system was off.
  8. I'll be curious as to your final solution.
  9. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 47,650

    I wonder how the cost of a solution compares to the potential water savings.
  10. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,780

    We manage a 75 zone community system that irrigates everything- 1 water source with 40 controllers ( 1-4 zones per house)

    Like you, they probably have leaks under the roads and they don't want to pay to find them

    There was a power source near the back flow assembly so we installed a dedicated controller only with a 2" PGA master valve

    With all the multiple controllers the system only has about 6 hours of run time- the rest of the time the leak isn't happening.. We also installed a rain sensor on this controller which will prevent the system from operating when it rains . A cheap solution to a huge problem

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