Indexing Valve Vs Electric Sprinkler Valves - Landscaping & Lawn Care - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum
Advertisement


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Landscaping & Lawn Care

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes
Old 06-22-2015, 01:42 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Boynton Beach Florida
Posts: 97
Rewards Points: 184
Default

Indexing Valve vs Electric Sprinkler Valves


I'm in a bit of a pickle and totally confused. Just had an irrigation company come out and give estimate to reactivate an old sprinkler system in a house we just bought in Boynton Beach Florida. The old system had an indexing valve controlling the different zones. Here is my problem.

The irrigation guy says they don't using indexing valves anymore; they use electric only. Says the mechanical indexing valves are crap.

My nephew who works for a guy with a lot of sprinkler systems on a private airport says just the opposite. The electric valves are crap and they took them all out and put in indexing valves.

On top of that the ajoining county is so against indexing valves, they are offering a rebate to replace them with electric valves.

Anyone care to comment on this valve issue? thanks.
Splais is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-22-2015, 02:11 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Southeastern MA
Posts: 1,859
Rewards Points: 188
Default


I think it's preference and it could have to with the inability to have different time settings by zone with the indexing valve.

It's your choice. If you replace with an indexing valve, there's less work. If you move to electric valves, you need a controller, a manifold for the new valves and all of the associated wiring.

Future maintenance is simpler too with the indexing valve. It all depends how you use your system.
__________________
Dan
djlandkpl is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sprinkler pressure release valve question syllinx Plumbing 0 12-04-2014 06:32 PM
need help with propane burner gas valves rtockstein HVAC 14 04-05-2012 03:02 PM
Leaking pressure relief valve Chris Magee Plumbing 12 08-12-2008 07:48 PM
Best 1/2 inch water shut off valve. Nestor_Kelebay Plumbing 10 07-25-2008 11:16 AM
sprinkler valve leaks deck hand Landscaping & Lawn Care 3 06-20-2008 08:36 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts