2 Valves on one zone?

Discussion in 'Irrigation / Sprinkler Forum' started by dbinaz, Apr 27, 2007.

  1. dbinaz

    dbinaz New Member

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    Is it ok to control 2 valves from 1 zone? Seems my "installer" took some shortcuts. Or should it be one valve per zone?

    Thanks,
    Derek
  2. Verdeboy

    Verdeboy In the Trades

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    It's usually 1 valve per zone. If you have two valves, then you are really controlling 2 zones at once. The drawback to this is that you may not have adequate water pressure to work 2 zones at once. Are all the heads popping up and have good flow? The other drawback is that you may not want both of these zones to go on at once, even if you did have adequate pressure.

    It wouldn't be hard to remedy this. Just run an independent wire from your control box to each valve.
  3. dbinaz

    dbinaz New Member

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    it's actually for a drip system.
    I was just kind of leary if there would be enough current to fully open both valves? Or a strain on the timer?
    I may run another wire, but it's not going to be an easy run.

    Derek
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