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Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by txirrigation, Jul 20, 2011.
I like the cut of your jib, Green, good for you.
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.
You could try the Toro battery op one instead. http://www.toro.com/en-us/professional-contractor/irrigation/controllers/Pages/Model.aspx?pid=DDCWP
Much better controller, but I don't know how specific it gets with keeping time.
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.
Solar powered wireless control switch relay would probably be the way to go.
Any reason why ya need the MV on this particular job?
A master valve would prevent the leaks from leaking 24/7 while the system was off.
I'll be curious as to your final solution.
I wonder how the cost of a solution compares to the potential water savings.
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