Rated 2.9 out of 5 by 44
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 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 4.0 out of 5.0 by Heidi66 Orbit Manifold
This system was built for us by a customer service specialist in the store and we simply took it home and replaced our old manifold.
System is running perfectly
June 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WeekendPlumber First Rate Sprinkler Valve system
The Orbit three valve sprinkler valves system is of high quality and very easy to install. In the past I have purchased the components needed to build a sprinkler manifold and really like that this system is already complete and I can still add additional zone valves as needed. The union connections only need to be hand tightened, so there is no need for a lot of tools. The instruction book is very thorough and gives a nice diagram to hook up the wiring to the controller.
May 31, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Blackbeered No Leaks Yet !
Let me say this up front ... the true verdict will come when the valves/solenoids are put to the longevity test since earlier reviews posted at the Orbit website all mention leaks as a fatal flaw; I haven't had my first one after a month's history.
I've had unacceptable performance from solenoid valves installed by the pros, seldom getting three years' use before requiring replacement. I'm relying heavily on Orbit's 6-yr warranty to assure me I'll do better with this product.
But for the rest of the story, I've got to say Orbit hit a home run. The layout of these manifolds are awesome; the quality of construction is terrific, the set up for installation was well thought out. All PVC, out-of-the box compatible with 3/4 or 1". Quick disconnect unions. Easy to expand [I combined this 3-value manifold to a 2-valve manifold for my application.] Clear instructions. No tools; hand tighten only.
These manifolds are made from high-impact, UV-resistant plastic. Because of that, I chose to install these above-ground, exposed to the elements. Better for me to check for those leaks.
The only way Orbit could have improved the product is to have included a roll of the recommended thread tape.
The bottom of the box indicates the product has three possible sourcing countries ... U.S., China, and Taiwan. Mine came from Taiwan.
May 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dan Works as advertised.
I have installed three of these manifolds now and they have worked perfectly and had no leaks.
May 5, 2016