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Monday, December 4th 2017, 1:37pm

by 2519

I posted at another forum because while working on cars I have posted on a single forum and there's was no answers forthcoming for a couple of days. Thus, my habit. I just didn't know this forum was impressively very very active. Nevertheless, I am new with this field and I am learning a lot from both and more forums. The thing about the valve purchase recommendations was dependent upon fixing an immediate need, so long at it meets an acceptable standard. I have the rest of the lawn to fix and as such I have the luxury to order on-line, wait and fit as they get here, without a gun on my head if you will.

My question today is about wiring. Controller box fell off the wall, left a black wire dangling. It is thicker than the smaller zone wires. Thing is I don't know if it came out of it the controller box or not and if so where. Can you guys look over this wiring and let me know if I need to re-attach it somewhere and if so where?

If it's not supposed to be re-attached then I would like to test it with a meter to see if it's powered. How would I test it considering it is by itself?



Monday, December 4th 2017, 6:11am

by mrfixit

blah blah blah another forum blah. I'm not concerned wth other forums. I'm only concerned with his question at THIS forum.
He wanted to know what valve to buy at Lowes. You just can't leave well enough alone.
Don't answer people's questions from other forums here at Sprinkler Talk. Answer Sprinkler Talk questions only please. You're intentionally confusing the issue.

Monday, December 4th 2017, 4:10am

by Wet_Boots

Boots doesn't care about what people's questions are. That Hunter valve is an excellent valve and can be bought where you want to shop.
You missed the fact that this person posted on another forum, and received the recommendation of the 2400. Hunter's PGV is by default their perennial design, the earlier SRV and later HPV having been discontinued.

Irritrol is the marathon runner of valve designs, their perennials from the bought-out Richdel company having been in continuous production close on to 50 years, and still repairable today. The Hunter PGV and the Rainbird DV and a very few more obscure makes are also good bets to hit the 50-year mark in a decade or three.

Sunday, December 3rd 2017, 8:03pm

by mrfixit

Boots doesn't care about what people's questions are. That Hunter valve is an excellent valve and can be bought where you want to shop.

Sunday, December 3rd 2017, 4:28pm

by Wet_Boots

Replace all of the valves with one of the perennial designs (like the Irritrol 2400) and call it job done.

Sunday, December 3rd 2017, 3:26pm

by 2519

That's a Rainbird EV100 very similar to the HR1. The parts are interchangeable.
In your picture you've cut the pipe already. You may as well replace the valve.
Here's the valve at Lowe's you want. Hunter Valve. Yep, 24 volt.

This valve seems to have a smaller bonnet meaning that it's parts -inner guts - are specific only to it, compared to the Rain Birds with a wider diaphragm, appear to have a more readily available selection of inner guts including generic parts. Does this valve have interchangeable parts? I ask because I saw many parts on display for Rain Birds including generic ones at 4-5 bux but none for this valve other than at Amazon for $10?

Saturday, December 2nd 2017, 9:44pm

by mrfixit

The only time I've seen one of those installed they guy had it at the end of his dripline. He said it keeps the emitters from getting clogged cause the water zips by the emitters when the zone is first activated. I never gave it any thought after that.

I don't live in an area where people drain their lines for winter. Someone else will have to chime in on this.

Saturday, December 2nd 2017, 9:26pm

by 2519

As long as the valve body and solenoid are ok then the HR1 parts should work.
That's a very old valve though.
I stumbled upon the idea of an automatic drain valve-below or any effective alt. Now that I am having to fix solenoid I would like to take advantage of this auto drain valve. My questions are
1-Is this a good idea?

2-does each zone need one or one will suffice for all 7 zones, installed at the lowest point?

3-If one is needed for each zone can I install it right next to this valve that I am about to replace? It's in a low area already.

4-How is this installed - on a threaded T connector facing downward?

EDIT*****
I am in Dallas Texas if that will help with localization info. We don't have crazy freezes if you will.

Friday, December 1st 2017, 2:19am

by mrfixit

As long as the valve body and solenoid are ok then the HR1 parts should work.
That's a very old valve though.

Friday, December 1st 2017, 12:34am

by 2519

That's a Rainbird EV100 very similar to the HR1. The parts are interchangeable.
In your picture you've cut the pipe already. You may as well replace the valve.
Here's the valve at Lowe's you want. Hunter Valve. Yep, 24 volt.
Thank you so much! So many overwhelming choices. I will get the hunter from lowes.
I am not sure how good my other valves are. If I need to replace the bonnet is the HR1 repair kit what I will need? Usually where do you guys buy these from? This is what I have seen so far here https://www.sprinklerwarehouse.com/Irritrol-Sprinkler-Valve-Replacement-Parts-p/spk-hr1.htm