Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Wall Mounted vs. Underground Manual Sprinkler Valves

Some people prefer their manual manifolds on the wall, some prefer them in a box. In this video a spout off some of the pros and cons to doing it both ways. Essentially it comes down to this:

Wall Mounted:

Pros: Convenient to turn valves on and off, more cost effective
Cons: More prone to freezing, can be an eye-sore hanging off the side of your house

Valve Box:

Pros: Neater look, valves more protected from the elements (won't freeze as quick)
Cons: Have to get on your knees to turn the valves on and off

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