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What type of Controller can I use with an Indexing Valve ?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Bluelude1, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. Buck_wheat

    Buck_wheat LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 585

    Look see? It's perfectly safe when professionally installed.

    These are all 110 VAC solenoids. I guess there was no building code when they put them in.

    The first one is a 24VAC... since it's low voltage you don't need a conduit right?:dizzy:

    Geez I suck at using a fixed lens digital camera.

    I got more but I have to rinse my eyes out with Drano.

    click... click... click... pins and wheels pins and wheels pins and wheeeeeeeeeeee:waving:

    Anyway, it all looks like $$$$$$$$$$$$$$ to me:dancing:





  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 47,686

    The second one must be on city water. Note the cheesy imitation backflow prevention with a swing check and a vacuum relief valve.
  3. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,156

    That there is fine Florida sprinkler art.
  4. Buck_wheat

    Buck_wheat LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 585

    They are all on city water...

    But it's friggin grant ain't it?
  5. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,248

    Yea, it's friggin grant.:dizzy:
    Hopefully you can make a few "grants" upgrading it. Although most are probably old retired folks not willing to spend the money.:laugh:
  6. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 47,686

    Would they bother with any backflow if it was grey water?
  7. Cloud9Landscapes

    Cloud9Landscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ca
    Posts: 546

    What controller to use? Nothing. Rip that crap valve out and install some real valves.
  8. Fireguy97

    Fireguy97 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 394

    Ya know guys, that kind of makes sense to me too. I know that indexgng valves are big in Florida, and some other parts of the US, but what is the big advantage? Saving on parts? labor? Do they only get installed on small(er) jobs? Are they still installed on new jobs?

    Serious question, educate me, we don't do indexing valves here.

  9. Buck_wheat

    Buck_wheat LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 585

    Actually we are going to rear all that crap out, pipe everything & put in a new system.
  10. Buck_wheat

    Buck_wheat LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 585

    They are still installed on most (if not all) SFH PUD construction because they are CHEAP to install. They are not generally installed on larger projects, such as the common areas of a PUD. They continue to be installed in smaller commercial; single free standing office buildings, banks and some smaller strip malls.

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