Rated 3.1 out of 5 by 48
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Raven MAJOR TIME SAVER
This is a major time saver for anyone who has to build manifolds for irrigation systems. Set comes with three electrically activated valves that are pre-assembled into a manifold ready for glue up application. This set may be ganged with other sets creating as many downstream outlets as you wish. Unit is pre-assembled but not pre-tightened. Once your glue ups are complete, be sure to tighten all fittings to manifold prior to charging with water.
August 20, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mophead Good Concept, Needs Tweaking
I like the idea of a preassembled manifold, and this one is pretty well designed. The problem with this particular unit is the leakage previously described by other reviewers. However, with a little extra "engineering", you may prevent leaks. I used axle grease on the threads, hand tightened, and it was good to go. You must be careful to not over tighten, as this may damage the o-rings inside. After applying water pressure, there were no leaks.
August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Daniel Quick and easy way to add 3 new zones to my drip irrigation!
Orbit's 3-Valve Inline Manifold Assembly provides an easy method to install new or additional zones for sprinkler or drip irrigation systems. I am adding three poly pipe drip zones to my current system. One for my deck flowers and herbs. Another for a large raised bed garden, and the third for a new smaller raised bed. I currently have drip lines running to everything, All beds, bird feeder, scrubs, even my fountains. Needed to buy a 7x power line for this upgrade which now gives me 11 zones to work with. Very easy to install this unit, no tools required - hand tighten.
Works with PVC and poly pipe systems; adapters for 3/4 in. and 1 in. PVC pipe included
June 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by capnbobby 2 Valve Inline Manifold Assembly
The Preassembled Manifold is the most complete, reliable, and easy method to install multi-valve systems that I have ever used. This system works with both 3/4 in. and 1 in. systems. Included is Orbit's jar-top valves for easy valve maintenance. The Easy Wire system simplifies the wiring connection when attaching the valve to the timer. The preassembled manifold is durable, built with high impact UV resistant construction.
• 2 valves
• Installs in minutes; no tools required (Hand tighten fittings).
• Controls water flow for 2 sprinkler lines
• Works with PVC and poly pipe systems; adapters for 3/4 in. and 1 in. PVC pipe included
Would recommend the Orbit Valve Box base for mounting the manifold in a secure place.
June 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Retired297 Almost Installs It's Self
Orbit's, 3-Valve Manifold Assembly is a complete, reliable, and easy multi-valve systems. It works with 3/4 in. and 1 in. systems for new or as a replacement manifold. the jar-top valves make for easy valve clean out and all the connections are of hand tighten. The only gluing required was the fittings to the main line in and each line out and those screw onto the manifold. Wiring is as simple as most other's all commons together back to the controller and each valves 24v hot back to the station it's assigned to in the controller.
September 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HaroldC44 A quality sprinkler manifold that's a breeze to install
I've done a fair amount of sprinkler work in my day but never used Orbit. I had several lines to install and decided to try this manifold system. This is an excellent product: quality manufacturing, well designed, priced reasonably and a breeze to install. You couldn't ask for a better deal.
August 31, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Wayoutwest1 It leaks after a few weeks
It is easy to install. However does leak after being installed for a few weeks.
Bought it because I didn't have to build it. Read directions and installed. Worked well at first.
About 2 weeks later I noticed my sprinklers lost pressure so I checked the box and the soil was wet. To find where the leak was I turned on the timer and had leaks at the threaded connections of each valve.
Took it back and bought 3 valves and all the PVC connections. Built one myself and have no leaks.
August 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pete A great system
BACKGROUND: I've wanted to install a sprinkler system for a while so the chance to try out this Orbit product was the perfect opportunity. I got a 2-valve manifold and a 3-valve manifold to allow a 5 zone system using an Orbit B-hyve wifi controller.
QUALITY AND DESIGN: I've always felt Orbit produces quality lawn irrigation products and have used their sprinklers and spray heads for years. I was not disappointed with their manifold assemblies. Rugged is the best word I can think of. Heavy walled, thick castings, tough-feeling in every sense. I love, love, LOVE the connection system. Union-style o-ring gasket connectors that are 3/4" PVC direct glue in and will glue into 1" couplers for use with 1" PVC pipe. The manifold itself is separate from the individual valves which are also separate from the pipe connectors. So if there is an issue with a valve you loosen two union-style connectors and the valve will detach from the manifold. Very handy from a maintenance and repair viewpoint.
INSTALLATION AND HOOKUP: If you can work PVC, you can install this manifold with no problem. Quick glue up with PVC and you are done. I would have preferred to use the Orbit Eco-lock system, but Home Depot in my area doesn't carry it. The wiring is fairly simple and straightforward. Follow the instructions, look at the drawings and remember each valve shares a common (don't daisy chain the valve.)
OPERATION: Pretty simple, voltage activates the solenoid and water magically starts to flow. I did a test run with each valve closing at the same time the next one opened and saw no indication of a surge or water hammer in the manifold or supply hose.
SUMMARY: A very nice manifold and valve assembly. well worth the money.
August 31, 2016