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Electric Anti-Siphon Valves

Manufacturer  Reviews Part No.  Description 
Champion   CL466-075, CL466P-075 
CL466-100, Cl466P-100 
3/4" Anti-Siphon Valve 
1" Anti-Siphon Valve 
Hunter Click Here for Review ASV series 3/4" Anti-Siphon Valve 
1" Anti-Siphon Valve 
Irritrol Click Here for Review 2711APR
2713APR
2711DPR
2713DPR
3/4" Anti-Siphon Valve
1" Anti-Siphon Valve
3/4" Anti-Siphon Valve
1" Anti-Siphon Valve
Irritrol Click Here for Review 311A-.75 
311A-1 
3/4" Anti-Siphon Valve 
1" Anti-Siphon Valve 
Lawn Genie Same as Irritrol anti-siphon valves
Click Here for Review
L7034
L7010
RJ 3/4 54000
3/4" Anti-Siphon Valve
1" Anti-Siphon Valve
3/4" Anti-Siphon Valve
Orbit   57223 
57224 
3/4" WaterMaster Anti-Siphon Valve 
1" WaterMaster Anti-Siphon Valve 
Rainbird   DAS-075, 075-ASVF 
DAS-100, 100ASVF 
3/4" Sure Flow Anti-Siphon Valve 
1" Sure Flow Anti-Siphon Valve 
Rainbird   APAS-075 
APAS-100 
3/4" Anti-Siphon Valve 
1" Anti-Siphon Valve 
Rain Jet
Name changed to
Lawn Genie
Same as Irritrol anti-siphon valves
Click Here for Review
   
Toro Irrigation   299-0?-03 
299-0?-04 
3/4" Flo-Pro Anti-Siphon Valves 
1" Flo-Pro Anti-Siphon Valves 
WaterMaster (Orbit)   57223  3/4" Anti-Siphon Valve 

Electric Angle or Globe Valves

Manufacturer  Reviews Part No.  Description 
Champion   PGA-075 
PGA-100 
PGA-150 
PGA-200 
3/4" globe valve
1" globe valve
1.5" globe valve 
2" globe valve 
Hardie      Hardie is now called Irritrol 
Hunter Click Here for Review SRV series 1" globe valve
Hunter Click Here for Review PGV series 1" globe valve
1" angle valve
1 1/2 & 2" combination globe/angle valves
Hunter Click Here for Review HPV-101-G
HPV-101-A 
1" globe valve
1" angle valve 
Hunter Click Here for Review ICV-101-G
ICV-151G
ICV-201G 
1" globe valve
1.5" globe valve 
2" globe valve 
Hydro Rain 
(2 separate companies, different products)
    (Old) Hydro Rain (of Laguna Niguel, products made pre 2000) these products are now made under the name Irritrol.
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 (New) Hydro Rain (of North Salt Lake City, products made from 2005) I have not reviewed the new Hydro Rain branded products yet.
Irritrol Click Here for Review 2400*
2600*
1" globe valves
1" angle valves
Irritrol Click Here for Review 2500T
2500TF
1" globe valve 
Irritrol Click Here for Review 205TF  1" globe valve 
Irritrol Click Here for Review 214B 
216B 
217B 
1" combination globe/angle valve 
1.5" combination globe/angle valve 
2" combination globe/angle valve 
Irritrol Click Here for Review 100-1 
100-1.5 
100-2 
100-3 
1" combination globe/angle valve 
1.5" combination globe/angle valve 
2" combination globe/angle valve 
3" combination globe/angle valve 
Irritrol Click Here for Review 102-1 
102-1.5 
102-2 
102-3 
1" DW combination globe/angle valve 
1.5" DW combination globe/angle valve 
2" DW combination globe/angle valve 
3" DW combination globe/angle valve 
Irritrol Click Here for Review 700-.75 
700-1 
700-1.5 
700-2 
3/4" globe valve 
1" globe valve 
1.5" globe valve 
2" globe valve 
Lawn Genie Same as Irritrol 2500 series
Click Here for Review
54002
54003
54004
54005
1" Globe Valve
1" Globe Valve
1" Globe Valve
3/4" Globe Valve
Nelson (L.R. Nelson Corp.)   7911, 7917 
7931 
1" globe valve 
1" angle valve 
Nelson (L.R. Nelson Corp.)   7951, 7971  1.5" combination globe/angle valve 
Nelson (L.R. Nelson Corp.)   7952, 7972  2" combination globe/angle valve 
Nelson (L.R. Nelson Corp.)   7953, 7973  3" combination globe/angle valve 
Rainbird   JTV 1" globe valve
(jar top)
Rainbird   CP Series 3/4" & 1" globe valves
Rainbird   CPF Series 3/4" & 1" globe valves
Rainbird   075-DV, 100-DV, 100-DV-SS, 100-DV-A, 100-DV-MM, 100-DV-MB, 125-DV-MB 3/4" & 1" globe valves
Rainbird   100-DVF, 100-DVF-SS 
100-DVF-A, 100-DVF-BSP 
1" globe valve 
Rainbird   100-PGA, 100-PGA-BSP 
150-PGA, 150-PGA-BSP 
200-PGA, 200-PGA-BSP 
1" combination globe/angle valve 
1.5" combination globe/angle valve 
2" combination globe/angle valve 
Rainbird   100-PEB, 100-PEB-BSP 
150-PEB, 150-PEB-BSP 
200-PEB, 200-PEB-BSP 
1" globe valve 
1.5" globe valve 
2" globe valve 
Rainbird   100-PESB, 100-PESB-BSP 
150-PESB, 150-PESB-BSP 
200-PESB, 200-PESB-BSP 
1" DW globe valve 
1.5" DW globe valve 
2" DW globe valve 
Rainbird   GB Series
Brass Valves
3/4" globe valve,
1" globe valve,
1 1/4" globe valve,
1 1/2" globe valve,
2" globe valve
Rainbird   EFB-CP Series
Brass Valves
3/4" globe valve,
1" globe valve,
1 1/4" globe valve,
1 1/2" globe valve,
2" globe valve
Richdel     Richdel is now called Irritrol 
Toro Irrigation   280-??-?4, 284-??-?4  1" globe valve 
Toro Irrigation   254-?6-03 
254-?6-04 
3/4" globe valve 
1" globe valve 
Toro Irrigation   53283 
53381 
3/4" globe valve 
1" globe valve 
Toro Irrigation   250-?4-03 
250-0?-?4 
3/4" globe valve 
1" globe valve 
Toro Irrigation   252-06-04 
252-2?-06 
252-2?-08 
1" combination globe/angle valve 
1.5" combination globe/angle valve 
2" combination globe/angle valve 
WaterMaster (Orbit)   53285  3/4" globe valve 
Weather-Matic Click here
for Review
N-100 series 1" globe valves 
Weather-Matic Click here
for Review
12024E-10
12024EF-10
1" globe valve 
Weather-Matic Click here
for Review
21000CR 1" DW globe valve 
1.5" DW globe valve 
2" DW globe valve 
Weather-Matic Click here
for Review
11024E-10 
11024E-15 
11024E-20 
1" globe valve 
1.5" globe valve 
2" globe valve 
Weather-Matic Click here
for Review
8024BCR-07 
8024BCR-10 
8024BCR-12 
8024BCR-15 
8024BCR-20 
8024BCR-25 
8024BCR-30 
3/4" brass globe valve 
1" brass globe valve 
1.25" brass globe valve 
1.5" brass globe valve 
2" brass globe valve 
2.5" brass globe valve 
3" brass globe valve 

Notes for tables above:

Common Valve Options:

Latching Solenoids

Latching solenoid option: Latching solenoids are special solenoids used most often with battery or solar operated irrigation controllers. A latching solenoid will not work with a standard irrigation controller. The latching solenoids work on a toggle principle. Each time they get an electrical pulse from the controller they either open or close. So when they get the first electric pulse they open. The next time they get a pulse they close. This saves electricity which is why battery operated controllers use them. The bad news is if they ever get "out of phase" they open when they should close and visa-versa. So the sprinklers run all day and turn off for 15 minutes each night. Opps...

3-way Solenoid

3-way solenoid option: A full explanation of what a 3-way solenoid is would require an in-depth knowledge of the hydraulic principles that make a valve work, which is a bit too much to try to explain here. So let's just say that a 3-way solenoid is a more complex solenoid that is less sensitive to dirt or other contaminates in the water. 3-way solenoids are used on many dirty water or anti-contamination valves. Warning- most 3-way solenoids spit out a small amount of water each time the valve is opened, so be prepared for a few tablespoons up to a cup or more of water to come out. If installed indoors you'll need a drain for the water to go into.

Dirty Water Valve

Dirty water option: An important note on "dirty water" and "anti-contamination" valves. "Dirty water" as used in the irrigation industry means water with small amounts of particulates or algae particles. As a general rule if the water looks dirty, then it is too dirty for any standard irrigation valve, including those labeled as "dirty water" or "anti-contamination" valves. You certainly don't want to feed water into this valve, or any other manufacturer's "dirty water" valve, that has sticks or twigs in it! Dirty water valves, such as this one, are commonly used for things like irrigation using secondary treated sewage. These valves contain internal screens to prevent debris from entering the small passages inside the valve. But remember that big stuff can still get lodged in the main passageways of the valve. Really dirty "sludge" water contains so much garbage that the screens become clogged, even if they are "self-cleaning". The bottom line is that if you are pumping really dirty water, such as dairy sludge, you should talk to the valve manufacturer before using any valve. One more tip; when you call, talk to one of their engineering staff or a "troubleshooter", not a salesperson! Almost every irrigation equipment manufacturer has troubleshooters that know the capabilities of their equipment better than anyone. These folks will generally give you a straight answer because they are the poor saps who have to go out and check out the problem if the valve doesn't work!

Pressure Regulating

With this option the valve will regulate the downstream pressure to a desired maximum level. Lets say your irrigation mainline pressure is 100 PSI and you want to operate spray heads on the valve circuit controlled by this valve. At 100 PSI the spray heads would bow apart. With this option the valve can be set so that it will always keep the downstream pressure at 40 PSI or less. Like all pressure regulators the outlet pressure you set must be at least 15 PSI lower than the inlet pressure for the valve. If not, the regulator to work accurately or may not work at all. So if your mainline pressure is 45 PSI and you set the outlet for 40 PSI it won't work very well. If the pressure at the valve inlet is 45 PSI you would ned to set the outlet pressure at 30 PSI (45-15=30). You could set the pressure lower than 30 PSI if desired, just not higher.

 


 

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