Rated 2.8 out of 5 by 6
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by KenP Orbit Manifold Good and Bad
I have installed numerous Orbit manifolds. After years of having to make them from scratch this is a real step forward. Generally they work well. A few cautions:
I have not found that you can just "hand-tighten" the big plastic nuts and be water tight. They now mention using plumber's tape on the fittings. This is highly recommended. The rubber "O" rings are very fragile so be very careful when attaching the valves or other fittings. If the plastic recess the "O" rings are seated in gets deformed in the attachment process you could damage the ring or the ring may come out. I've used petroleum jelly to keep the rings in, but still have to be very careful. In general, a good product if used carefully.
July 25, 2010
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by skymakousky bare bones with wrong sizing
Ordered this part thinking I could just replace it with my cracked manifold. Well guess what? The part does not come with any connectors and so I had to order the connectors as well. After speaking with customer service about the parts to make sure they were the right ones, I ordered them. When I got the parts they fit the manifold but did not work with the valves that I have. All this after confirming with the company the product I have. Seems like Home Depot should keep parts in stock or not change parts so things work properly. I ended up speaking to a really intelligent worker at Home Depot who showed me how to put together a make-shift manifold using pvc parts sold at the store. And it was way cheaper and works great.
June 12, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Macm Misleading replacement
Orbit advertises this as a replacement for their kit manifold but it's not. I installed their kit 8 yrs ago and when it went out I bought this to fix it. Nowhere do they state that, although the inside diameter of the manifold is the same, they changed out the connection to a larger size and changed it from a female connection to a male connection. After calling Orbit to investigate they had no reply. Beware, their replacement products may not conform.
October 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Babybearjs great accessory
had to purchase 2 of these for my irrigation system. they connected together with no problem and don't leak. easy to use and serviceable.
September 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIYer This is the only way to go--so easy
When I put in my sprinkling system 30 years ago the pre-made manifold was not available, I had to glue up my own with pvc pipe and fittings. This manifold saves so much time and struggle. If something goes wrong with a valve, it is easy to replace individually. I highly recommend it.
July 30, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Czep Orbit Manifold bad
I am on my fourth manifold. They last about 6 months then begin to leak on the seams. Unfortunately there is no other replacement.
December 10, 2013