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Valves & Valve Boxes

If you think of an irrigation system as somewhat similar to the human circulatory system, it may be a little easier to understand how it works. Although there are other components that make up an irrigation system, for purposes of this article we will address only valves and valve boxes, taking into consideration that the valves being installed are underground.   More
Monday, June 16, 2014 Adam Whelan

Understanding 2-Wire Decoder Systems

Chances are, you’ve already installed or inherited a 2-Wire decoder irrigation system, or at least heard about them. This game-changing valve control technology is here to stay, and for good reason. Here’s a little of the what, why, and how, that makes 2-Wire decoders a powerful option.   More
Friday, February 14, 2014

Valve Boxes Add the Finishing Touch

A little over a year ago, I noticed that our backyard lawn was turning brown even though we had an automatic sprinkler system. I called in a landscape contractor to find out what was wrong. He discovered that the irrigation system was not working.    More
Monday, November 16, 2009 ROBIN WESTMILLER

Valve Boxes: Do We Need Them?

While taking a walk in my neighborhood one day I noticed that water was spewing out from everywhere at a nearby home, or at least it seemed that way. Upon closer inspection it appeared that the valves that service the irrigation system were damaged, causing this mess.    More
Monday, October 1, 2007 JASON FORSTER

A Room With a View

A POND OR WATER FEATURE CAN be a striking addition to any landscape. It can be sized to fit both the smallest lot and the smallest budget, or built to dwarf an average swimming pool. The problem with ponds is that they're sometimes put in the wrong location.    More
Monday, January 1, 2007 DON LEYN

Container Gardens

ADD THE SOUND AND BEAUTY OF A WATER GARDEN TO YOUR FRONT PORCH by creating your own mini water feature.    More
Monday, January 1, 2007 ED BEAULIEU

Valves and Valve Boxes

Installing valves and valve boxes can be as routine as pouring another cup of coffee on the way to your truck. But as routine as this task has become, how you do it says a lot about you and your company.    More
Saturday, April 1, 2006 ELIZABETH LEXAU

What's New In Valves?


Technology has evolved rather quickly in the last twenty years. Many of us cannot imagine a world without computers, compact disc players and cell phones, but in the world of irrigation, technology moves at a different pace.    More
Saturday, April 1, 2006 Shane Smith

Valve Installation ... Follow the Steps To Do It Right

To experienced irrigation contractors, installing electric valves is like driving – you can do it almost automatically, without thinking. This can make it difficult to explain to a novice; however, by following the installation steps properly when installing an irrigation system, one will avoid inevitable problems and service calls in the future.    More
Thursday, November 1, 2001 Katherine Woodford

Let's Talk Valves

Controllers are the brains of an irrigation system, but the heart of the system is the most unglamorous element ? the valve.    More
Friday, June 1, 2001 Katherine Woodford