- Increase the pipe to a minimum of one size larger (minimum of one inch) immediately after the water meter and use no smaller than a one inch solenoid valve on city water systems.
- All lines to the valve should be flushed out to clear debris before installing valve
- IMPORTANT: PLACE COUPLING NUT ON COUPLING BEFORE GLUING!
- On plastic valves apply standard clear PVC cement (DO NOT USE BLUE FAST SETTING GLUE) to the outside of a PVC pipe. (A small amount of PVC cement can be placed into the valve outlets but be careful not to get glue inside of the valve housing)
- Insert pipe into the outlet and hold for approximately 10 to 15 seconds to keep pipe from sliding back out again. For a better hold: Turn the pipe approximately 1/4 turn after the pipe is pushed in all of the way. Do not hold the valve upside down while applying the cement as it may get inside the unit and hinder movement.
- Make sure to let the cement set for at least TWO HOURS before operating or testing the valve. This is very important and failure to wait will cause the pipes to blow out of the valve when under pressure.
- Hand tighten the coupling nut to the threaded valve top.
- On runs longer than 150 feet, the pipe should be at least 1 1/4″
- The valve should be installed higher than the sprinklers and lines
- On unused outlet or outlets, glue an 8 to 10 inch pipe into the inactive outlet and cap it off. You may add zones to the system at a later date by connecting the pipe or pipes to system and and changing the cam.
- Make sure the proper cam is used and the two o-ring are in place.
CITY WATER INSTALLATION
On a city water installation, no less than a one inch solenoid and one inch pipe leading into the valve should be used. A gate valve can be used for manual operation. For fully automatic operation an electric solenoid and an electric timer must be installed.
On a pump installation the valve can be operated manually by a switch connected to the pump, or it can be automatically operated by connecting an electric timer to the pump. The valve can be installed directly off the discharge side of the pump but it is recommended to put a gate valve in between the pump and the valve (to help prime the pump). The valve is cycled as the pump is turned off and on. It is important to install the valve as close to the pump as possible.
For full installation instructions (and instructions in Spanish) you can download our instruction booklet here: