With there being many different kinds of irrigation valves available, make sure to select the one that will give you the greatest return on your next project. Select from any of the ones below for more information.
Sprinkler warehouse sells a variety of valves to cover any and every possible irrigation demand.
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.
Push-fit connections allow for valves to be installed without needing PVC glue or Primer. Push-fit products can be removed with the proper removal tool, and then reused.
Valve actuators convert manual valves to an automatic valve.
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.
Angle valves offer the same features as the aforementioned inline 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.
Brass valves are sturdy and provide longevity. Brass valves are more expensive than plastic valves but in above ground applications, where the valve will be exposed to sunlight and harsh weather, brass valves tend to outlast plastic valves by a large margin.
Usually installed above ground, indexing valves need no electricity to operate; however, indexing valves do require a separate master valve to operate. An indexing valve controls several zones. As the master valve turns water flow on and off, the indexing valve switches zones.
These valves do not contain an automatic actuator. They are turned on by hand.