Electrically Actuated Full Port Brass Ball Valve 3/4"

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  1. OldPete

    OldPete DIY Senior Member

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    I'm trying to find an:

    ELECTRICALLY Actuated Ball Valve made of either brass or stainless that is full port and 3/4".

    I found one, it is $375... I have to figure that there has to be a better price?

    This one is triggered by a SPDT switch... and seems very fancy for what I need.

    I need to shut water off from a remote location. The main is in a crawl, and I want to shut the water off in the house.

    Any ideas, hints, tips, or thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Bob NH

    Bob NH In the Trades

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    Check auction item 260122835914 on that famous auction site. The 1/2" valve is $150.


    1/2" brass full port ball valve with direct mount electric actuator, 110V. Valve is threaded ends end new, never used.
    Valve & Actuator Manufactuer: Bonomi
    We have brass full port direct mount electric ball valves thru 4". We also have stainless ball valves, three way ball valves, pneumatic ball valves, check valves. Call me with any questions regarding your application or for a quotation on any size job.
    219-922-9196. David McAvoy
  3. OldPete

    OldPete DIY Senior Member

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    Yes!!!

    Now we're talking!

    Ya think that brand/type is good for the following application:

    Whole house water shut-off with remote switch. The unit would be in the crawl space, up in the joist bay. The house is located on the water in a salt-coastal community.

    What do you think?
  4. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

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    Just a thought, but what about a sprinkler control valve? I'm not sure they are made in 3/4" size, but if not use a larger one and reduce it on both sides. I use Hunter brand on my yard system. A small controller to operate it would be needed, but they're cheap.
  5. markts30

    markts30 Commercial Plumber

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    Why not relocate the shutoff?
    Probably be cheaper and more reliable...
  6. coyotehills

    coyotehills New Member

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    I've used a lawn sprinkler valve for this exact application for 15 years in crawl space at a lake house, works beautifully. Placed on/off valve in closet. Also added automatic drain for the main line, when no pressure on system they open and drain all the lines. Have had no problems with freezing in all this time. Located in noetheast Mo. where it does tend to get cold at times. Good luck!
  7. OldPete

    OldPete DIY Senior Member

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    Isn't a lawn sprinkler:

    A) A solenoid valve? And thus normally closed and requires power to keep it open?

    B) Is it allowed for potable water?
  8. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots Sprinkler Guy

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    How far must the shutoff be from any access point to this crawl space? I could envision a plate bolted to a ball valve handle, and some chains/cables attached to the plate, leading toward an access point. (there was a 'frostproof ball valve' that worked on a principle similar to this)
  9. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    valve

    As long as the valve does not have to operate automatically when power fails, you can use a motorized quarter turn valve, Conbraco being the one I would suggest. Irrigation valves need continuous power to stay open and have a limited flow volume.
  10. hendrik81

    hendrik81 New Member

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    you could always ask valveman, they sell various type of valve, hope you can find one there.
  11. Chad Schloss

    Chad Schloss Member

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    since this post is over 5 years old, i think the orig. poster probably found what they are looking for.
  12. BobL43

    BobL43 DIY Senior Member

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    Good point Chad
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