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wyx2000

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Looking for electric hose, any suggestion? thanks
« on: August 14, 2011, 01:22:25 PM »

this is for my garden's watering
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Re: Looking for electric hose, any suggestion? thanks
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2011, 03:09:07 PM »

Are you looking for a standalone type system or one that can be controlled by X10?
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Re: Looking for electric hose, any suggestion? thanks
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2011, 04:29:43 PM »

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Re: Looking for electric hose, any suggestion? thanks
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2011, 02:18:24 AM »

Are you looking for a standalone type system or one that can be controlled by X10?


One that can be controlled by X10, or let's say something that is controlled by AC switch
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Re: Looking for electric hose, any suggestion? thanks
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2011, 06:34:21 AM »

If you are looking for a system that can do up to eight zones.
http://www.wgldesigns.com/rain8.html

Or are you looking for some type of valve that can be turned On and Off? Maybe by an appliance module or if low voltage a Universal Module?
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Re: Looking for electric hose, any suggestion? thanks
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2011, 02:53:28 PM »

If you are looking for a system that can do up to eight zones.
http://www.wgldesigns.com/rain8.html

Or are you looking for some type of valve that can be turned On and Off? Maybe by an appliance module or if low voltage a Universal Module?

Yes, Iam looking for some type of valve that can be turned On and Off
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Re: Looking for electric hose, any suggestion? thanks
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2011, 04:10:45 PM »

I have seen all kinds of electrically controlled valves.
Some are made to turn off the whole house watter supply on a leak detection.
There are irrigation valves that are PVC and I believe are bonded to PVC pipes to form a watering network.
There maybe a few that can be screwed on to an outside faucet.

Most are controlled by 24 volts AC. X10 does not make a module that can do that directly. You could use a 24 volt transformer and control it by an appliance module, relay style wall switch like a WS13A or an in line module like a XPFM.
Another way would be the transformer is On all the time and you control the 24 volt AC side with a Universal Module.

Guess it may depend on how you want to connect the valve to the water supply.
Then figure out how to control it.
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Re: Looking for electric hose, any suggestion? thanks
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2011, 07:07:13 PM »

Seems to me.... someone was using the solenoids out of old washing machines for that.
« Last Edit: August 21, 2011, 09:35:56 AM by HA Dave »
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Re: Looking for electric hose, any suggestion? thanks
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2011, 10:10:17 PM »

It is me.  Although I don't endorse the practice.  I also harvest them out of dishwashers and refrigerators.  I've even purchased them as replacement parts from my local appliance dealer ($15-$45). 

Not the safest way to go.  I'd consider a good enclosure and a GFI.
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Re: Looking for electric hose, any suggestion? thanks
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2011, 04:49:29 PM »

It is me.  Although I don't endorse the practice.  I also harvest them out of dishwashers and refrigerators. 
Not the safest way to go.  I'd consider a good enclosure and a GFI.
Knight, are these always 120V AC or do you see any 24V AC valves?
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Re: Looking for electric hose, any suggestion? thanks
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2011, 04:59:34 PM »

I have only seen 120 volt ones.

That said.
None of the washers I have seen. Have fancy electronic controlls. Just a timer run by a motor.  ;D
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Re: Looking for electric hose, any suggestion? thanks
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2011, 05:14:14 PM »

I have only seen 120 volt ones.

Yeah, that is all I have come across also. I don't have an outlet near the hose bib, so have been looking for a low voltage valve that I can feed with a long run of bell wire. I may do like Knight suggested and just put a 120V valve in the basement, fed from a GFI.
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Re: Looking for electric hose, any suggestion? thanks
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2011, 07:33:51 PM »

I have only seen 120 volt ones.

Yeah, that is all I have come across also. I don't have an outlet near the hose bib, so have been looking for a low voltage valve that I can feed with a long run of bell wire.

24VAC solenoid valves for use with water
http://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-solenoid-valves/=dpz6w1
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Re: Looking for electric hose, any suggestion? thanks
« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2011, 10:07:16 PM »

Yeah, that is all I have come across also. I don't have an outlet near the hose bib, so have been looking for a low voltage valve that I can feed with a long run of bell wire. I may do like Knight suggested and just put a 120V valve in the basement, fed from a GFI.

Gee, years ago all I did was get one of the 24V irrigation valves sold by Lowes or Home Depot, and used a couple of adapters to go from pipe thread to garden hose couplings.  Then I just screwed it onto the outside faucet.  For control I used a 24V "wall-wart" transformer plugged into an X10 appliance module, and ran the low-voltage wire out through a window.  It took care of the garden just fine while we were out of town.

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