Rated 2.5 out of 5Â by 27
Rated 1 out of 5Â by NoMoreOrbit Poor quality 2 different manifolds failed after 1 month valves horrible
Looks really neat but it isn't reliable at all. I installed a 3 valve manifold and a 2 valve version a little over a month ago and 4 of the 5 valves don't work. The solenoids hum loudly and usually won't turn the valves on anymore. I noticed the lawn looked dry and turned the zones on manually, 3 of them I tried wouldn't come on at all via timer, they all made a loud humming noise at the solenoid. I checked the wire and verified the ones going to both valve boxes were good. I replaced the timer, and it still did it. One valve miraculously worked yesterday, however it stuck on all day and night until I shut the water off. I don't think mine are leaking like others have mentioned but the valves are horrible. I'll probably rip it out and put in rain bird or hunter and build the manifold myself. I even installed a filter before the manifold so I know nothing was clogging the valves. I agree with others that it looks like it will be hard to find a replacement valve from a better brand that will fit the manifold, almost like they made theirs different so you would be stuck with it.
August 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by NinjaWarrior Works as advertised
I need to replace my existing 3 zone sprinkler value hub and I didn't want to waste all day doing it. This 3 value manifold was ready to install out of the box. Cut the old values out, set the new one in place, and glued the pipes. I replaced my existing system within 30 minutes. If you can see in the picture, the wire box is not housing the wires for me because my wires are too thick and the box is too small. They just pop out.
Installed a month ago and everything is working fine, no leaks and no mechanical problems so far.
July 15, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Gag100 Leaking = Flooding
No matter how much time i have spent adjusting the valves more than half leak and flood my irrigation box. I will try again but cannot recommend purchasing this garbage here. Anything else will likely work better.
October 28, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by 33405 Do not waste your time or money!
Easy to assemble and first month everything operated great. Second month the water bill came in $100.00 higher than usualâ¦thinking we had company, no cause for alarm. The third month, $100.00 higher than usual. Went to check the system and 4 out of 6 valve's we leaking so much i could hear the water dripping before even taking off the lid to the box! Replaced the diaphragms and got a month of no issues then back to another water bill over$100.00 higher than usual!
Safe yourself the grief and trouble. Am digging up the manifolds today and replacing the entire system. VERY disappointing product.
June 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by WATERMAN INSTALLED MANY OF THESE...
I recommend these for all my clients... new or for replacement. INSTALLING THESE FOR OVER 5 YEARS!
NOTE: basic principals here to avoid leaks.
Hand tighten ONLY! All water connections have O-ring gaskets and can be crushed or pinched upon too much tightening & WILL leak.
I prefer the manifold-to-poly connectors which are designed to hand-screw into the poly, then pinch clamps
NO WIDER CLAMPS THAN "DOG=EAR" or "PINCH CLAMPS,"
They will leak otherwise.
Sad HD is discontinuing product...
DURABLE WHEN BLOWN OUT CORRECTLY, I HAVEN'T REPLACED ANY YET!
NOTE: GET A PRO TO DO IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME.
February 20, 2014