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Wednesday, July 29th 2015, 6:39pm

Author: EvanV

Threaded male valves vs. threaded female valves: pros/cons or advantages/disadvantages?

Other than the male valves not asking for directions and the female valves talking incessantly, what are the benefits/drawbacks of either? I'm thinking in terms of installation, durability, reliability, maintainability, and eventual replacement of the system.

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 9:25pm

Author: EvanV

Valve selection recommendations?

Thank you for your response. So, presuming pressure at ~80 psi isn't an issue, but flow control is, what would flow control do for the situation (other than, I assume, simply tweak the amount of water running through the valve to reduce the amount of pressure/output at the sprinkler head)? Out of curiosity, what are the pros and cons comparing threaded valves with male inlets vs. those with female inlets (structural reliability, leakage, ease of installation and removal). Eventually, the Hardie ...

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 1:24am

Author: EvanV

Valve selection recommendations?

I am updating my sprinkler cans and nozzles to a hopefully more robust, consistent, and water efficient system. The back yard is 55 feet across and 65 feet deep, rectangluar. The front yard is 25 feet across and 33 feet deep, rectangular. Property distance from front to back is roughly 100 feet. Elevation change is between 2-3 feet, high in the back, low in the front, flat and steady grade from front to back. Climate is semi-arid, with 5-7 inches of rainfall a year, temperatures range throughout...