Valves & Valve Boxes
From low flow valves to high flow valves, clean water valves to dirty water valves, low-pressure valves to high-pressure valves, Sprinkler Warehouse has it all! Browse our versatile lineup of sprinkler valves below. Choose from K-Rain, Hunter, Rain Bird, Irritrol, Toro, Signature and Weathermatic.
Valves & Valve Boxes
Sprinkler warehouse sells a variety of valves to cover any and every possible irrigation demand.
What is an irrigation valve and how does it work?
Valves control the flow of water to the irrigation system. Each valve is responsible for one area, or zone, of the lawn irrigation system. When utilizing automatic valves, wires run from the irrigation controller, or timer, to each of the valves. A solenoid on the valve receives electric signals from the main controller. Inside the valve is a diaphragm, or rubber plug. When the solenoid receives the signal from the controller, it tells the diaphragm to open, allowing water to flow through the pipes, or close, to shut off the flow of water.
These devices are used to turn a sprinkler system either on or off. Though manual valves are available, most modern systems include valves that are connected to a controller for automatic operation. SprinklerWarehouse.com offers three different types of control valves: a globe valve, an angle valve, and an anti-siphon valve. IMPORTANT: Proper installation of a globe or angle valve requires a separate backflow prevention device on your system. Globe and angle valves do not provide any protection from backflow. Anti-siphon valves, however, have built in backflow prevention and do not require a separate backflow device.
Anti-siphon valves have built-in siphonage prevention or backflow prevention. Anti-siphon valves are usually installed above ground and grouped together. Sprinkler Warehouse does not recommend anti-siphon valves as anti-siphon valves are not testable. Additionally, due to the piping layout typically required with anti-siphon valves you will use substantially more pipe. We recommend using in-line valves and a separate backflow prevention device, which is more durable and testable.
Combining the quality MS Series Manifold System with the reliable Hunter PGV series or Rain Bird 100-DV series valves, these ready-to-install kits take the hassle out of specifying, configuring and installing quality valve systems. We use only high quality parts and, with our large number of available configurations, we are sure there is a valve manifold available for virtually any application.
A ball valve is constructed with a hollow ball that swivels to control water flow through it. Ball valves are quite durable, making them excellent choice for shutoff and control functions.
A gate valve operates by raising and lowering a gate out of the flow of water. Gate valves are generally used when a minimum restriction of flow is needed.
Commonly purchased for use in commercial irrigation systems. It is typically installed beneath the ground, and for your convenience, is available in almost any size. They are relatively cheaper than the angle and anti-siphon valves. NOTE: For your drinking water safety, a backflow preventer MUST be installed separately on your irrigation system.
Angle valves offer the same features as the aforementioned Globe Valve, but are constructed with an inlet at the base of the valve. This creates a 90-degree angle between the inlet and outlet pipes. NOTE: For your drinking water safety, a backflow preventer MUST be installed separately on your irrigation system.
Anytime a valve is buried, it should be covered by a valve box. Valve boxes protect and provide access to valves, sensors, meters and anything else that needs to be underground.
Valve actuators convert manual valves to an automatic valve.