Had a previous version installed but was missing the cap, For whatever reason, the cap is almost as expensive as the entire valve, so just went with a new valve.
I'm using it manually, so I cant speak to the product as a whole (Hence 4 stars and not 5), but it works perfect for what I need.
I lucked out when I purchased my home, although the previous valve was missing it's cap, who ever installed the system did so with the ability to detach one of the pvc pipes that were leading from this valve. My neighbor had a similar problem with his valve, but he had to cut pipes to get it off. Remember this if your installing a new system, or even replacing. Both pipes screw into the valve, and it's 1 piece.
Had rain birds lasted 12 years.Replaced 3 of them with new rain birds.Was really easy to assemble, easy to set up. with no problems.Love the flow control. They last a long time. 8-10 years or more if boxed and insulated.
This valve rates up there with high end Hunter valves.
If you have the extra fey bucks buy a rain bird, spend the $16.27 and you will not be disappointed and it will be worry free for years. Wouldn't go any other way.Rain bird is a trusted product.Would recommend this product.