Best Sprinkler Valves – Buyer’s Guide

Best Sprinkler ValvesPlanning to get the most effective sprinkler valves around?


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Prices for sprinkler valves range from inexpensive to costly. We hope this list helps you pick out the best sprinkler valves.

Best Sprinkler Valve Reviews 2020

When it comes to buying sprinkler valves, the experience is a little different than other irrigation system controller products.

But, exactly how to select the appropriate valve? As you can visualize, there are hundreds of different models out there.

However, when you are buying sprinkler valves, you need to keep some things in mind.

Look at the comparison table. I will provide you with more information that will help you in our Buyer’s Guide later.

Product NameSprinkler Valve SizeOur Rating(Out of 5)Current Price
Rain Bird CP075 3/4 inch 4.9 Check Price
Rain Bird DASASVF075 3/4 inch 4.7 Check Price
Orbit Valve 57461 1 inch 4.5 Check Price
Orbit Valve 57100 3/4 inch 4.2 Check Price
Orbit Valve 57623 3/4 inch 4.1 Check Price

1. Rain Bird CP075 – Best Rated Sprinkler Valves

Rain Bird CP075

If you’re buying an inline sprinkler valve on Amazon you most likely are somewhat knowledgable about them. You could have just gone to HD or Lowe’s or something.

This valve worked like a charm. In order to avoid cutting out the old valve body, I cheated and replaced the top portion from this valve on my malfunctioning one.

I have a preexisting RainBird system with 8 zones. It’s a bit older, so the valves have been failing. Expect lifetime to be 10-15 years on these.

I’ve had some fail because the rubber diaphragm went soft or tore. I had some with a failed solenoid.

It’s easier and cheaper to just buy the whole valve, and use it to replace the top half of the installed valve.

If the diaphragm is damaged, the valve’s unique reverse-flow design keeps the valve closed, saving water and avoiding flooding.

Repair is pretty simple. Turn off the water. Remove the 6 screws on old and new. Move the diaphragm, spring, and top cap with solenoid over to the valve body that’s leaking or shorted.

Use grease caps or waterproof splices to splice the wires in. There is no polarity to worry about, but make sure the wire junctions are well protected.

There are plenty of videos online with more details. It takes about 15 minutes with hand tools, or about half that if you have a powered screwdriver. This is for the 6-screw type, not the jar-cap type.

Also, know that the 3/4″ and the 1″ valves are the same internally. If you’re repairing, either will be fine. The only difference is the pipe attachment size.

Overall, I do not shop by cost but by quality. It is there. I bought other brands over the years and am replacing them with these.

Several of the original ones, 20 years old still working. The improper blowout caused freezing, not their fault.

John Wayne

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