Model # 53213

Internet #202206750

Store SKU #411049

Orbit 12 in. Standard Extension Valve Box
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Orbit

12 in. Standard Extension Valve Box

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The Orbit 12 in. Standard Extension Valve Box can be used to add height to a standard valve box. It can also be used alone in a shallow valve installation in non-freezing areas. It is designed to work with Orbit's Valve Box Base and Automatic Sprinkler Valve System.

  • Designed for use with Orbit's valve box base and automatic sprinkler valve system
  • Use to extend the height of standard valve box
  • Great for non-freezing area installations when used alone
  • Green and black to match grassy installation areas
  • Note: product may vary by store

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If I stack a model # 53213 extension on top of a #53212 box what's the height of the combined assembly -- i.e. how deep do they nest?

I have a need for an 18" deep valve box combination. In another part of my project I have a couple of valve boxes of a differrent brand which stack bottom to bottom. Howerver for this next part of my project I need to have the wide end of the box fit right next to the bottom end of the previous assembly. This will only work if your Orbit model #53212 box can be put into the hole wide end down, and then have the ability for its narrower top end to mate with the bottom of your Orbit #53213 extension to extend the height of the combination to at least 18 inches. Will this work with the two products mentioned -- ie Orbit models #53212 box with extension #53213? Is there a lip on one or both of these products which keeps the extension -- ie Orbit #53213 -- from nesting too deeply on the bottom box -- ie Orbit #53212?
Asked by: SlowAndCareful
I am now going to answer my own question because I just got back from Home Depot and believe I have discovered a better combination of boxes in which one box serves as an extension for the one that is under it. When I got to Home Depot, I found that the extension -- Model #53213 -- nested too deeply on box model #53212. Once nested, the combination provided a combined height of only15" rather than the advertised 18" height. There were no ridges on either box to provide a solid resting platform for the extension. -However!!!!! I discovered that the Jumbo box model #53214, which was on the shelf right next to model #53212 can be made to provide an excellent base for the model 53213 extension, which is supposed to mate with model #53212, but doesn't provide adequate height when so nested with #53212. With just a moderate amount of squeezing pressure on the long bottom edges of box model #53213, it will pop into the top recess of box model 53214 into which the cover normally fits and will rest snugly on the inner lip of that recess. This combination DOES provide a good solid 18 inches of height -- almost exactly -- for the combination, and a much more solid foundation for the model 53213 extension. It is somewhat more expensive than the other combination but worth it because it works well. I ended up buying 1 model 53214 as my base and 1 model 53213 as extension to that base. This combination does what I need.
Answered by: SlowAndCareful
Date published: 2016-08-17

This sprinkler valve box extension fits over existing valve boxes? I am regrading my lawn and need to add a few inches to existing boxes.

Asked by: Anonymous
No, you have to remove the old box before installing the new one.
Answered by: Raymond
Date published: 2016-12-09
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Customer Reviews

12 in. Standard Extension Valve Box is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 20.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good qualite strong box. Already had it ran over, and it didn't crack. That was the reason it needed replaced.
Date published: 2016-10-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It fits my need. It is easy to install and very sturdy. The price was reasonable. It fits my need. It is easy to install and very sturdy. The price was reasonable.
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yes the box worked very well. Completed my install ... Yes the box worked very well. Completed my install
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fits over 3 valves and looks nice! Fits over 3 valves and looks nice!
Date published: 2016-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good place to install sprinkler vaves I use these boxes to put several sprinkler valves below ground. Make sure you cover the pipes and valves with insulation for the winter.
Date published: 2016-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 14 inch valve cover box From the price to the heavy duty construction and quality of this valve cover box was impressive. I have installed numerous boxes similar to this one but this box is far superior in quality and durability. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2010-05-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good It was exactly as it appeared online and was a perfect fit for what I needed
Date published: 2015-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Raymond I purchased this to replace a smaller one, and what a difference. I've purchased this kind of box before for my other rental home, and they last forever.
Date published: 2015-12-08
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