I’ve had one for at least 10 years. Sold that house and installed the same one at my new house. No issues at all with either manifold. I used some assembly lube on the o rings during install. No leaks, valves operate dependably. I like that I can unscrew it if I need to.
My system is self draining. I turn off water supply, open valves and system has drains at the ends and intermitten low areas.
to manually OPERATR THE VALVES TWIST THE SOLONOIND 1/2 TURN OR A LITTLE MORE AND IT WILL OPERATE.
You always want the anti-siphon placed higher than the highest sprinkler head as it protects your potable water system and in Idaho has to be checked annually for proper operation ..A shut of valve and drain valve should be placed underground to keep it from freezing you can us a six or eight inch plastic pipe to access them. I would suggest using ball valves as they last longer.
there is an o ring at every joint you can get some faucet lube when you put them together but it may be the fitting are to loose or to tight should only tighten them hand tight other wise you can crack a fitting. have replaced my whole system and before i covered them i tested them under pressure had one loose fitting. after i loosened it up and retightened i had no more problems . I really love them I am an older man and wanted to make my system easier to repair should i pas can now change a valve in 15 minutes.
Yes, these valves can be manually turned off and on right from the top of the valve. The valves are marked to show the off and on positions. This is a photo of my 5 sprinkler valves for my 5 zone system. As you can see there are arrows on the top of the valves.
If one has a bit of experience in plumbing and wiring it’s self explanatory just pay attention to the direction of water flow marked by arrows also the 6 wires 2 per solenoid take one from each splice them together to the white common wire and the remaining three splice them to the individual zone colored wires and you are good to go
with adapters you can hook this up to about anything takes a little thought and engineering. but yes
TruthSlayer Obviously you did not read the question carefully when you answered the question and your answer was just fluff to get your name in print. And you did not check to see if HD carries spare gaskets which they do not do. Also Orbit does not answer it's emails when sent or do they have any information on their website about gaskets for this manifold. Therefore buyers beware and do not buy this manifold. Useless response
12 inch box is in my mined to narrow I used it but really like a bigger box do it right the first time a lot easier down the line. they can last 40 years or so no problem