Can a sprinkler solenoid overheat?


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Old 07-24-17, 07:15 AM
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Can a sprinkler solenoid overheat?

I have a rainbird sprinkler system for my house. 1 zone is for a drip system around the deck.

I want to use that zone to run a misting system for an upcoming party. Is there a problem having a zone ON for several hours? The solenoid needs power applied all that time, right?

Is that a big deal? Usually a zone is running, what? 30 minutes? 60 minutes? at most at a time?

4 - 5 hours of current going through a single zone / solonoid. Any problem with that for the solenoid or any other part of the system?

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Old 07-24-17, 12:20 PM
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No... it won't overheat. Several hours of operation are ok.
 
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Old 07-24-17, 12:31 PM
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thanks!

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Old 07-24-17, 12:40 PM
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There is a manual knob on the valve to open it up, doesn't need power, that is what I would use!
 
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Marq - thanks. Yeah, I was thinking of that. I keep debating doing this (use the feed from the sprkinkler), vs. just run a hose to the deck and connect the misters that way. running from the sprinkler system is more 'permanent' I guess.

opening the cover of the valve cover, cleaning out the mud (is that normal?) and then dialing the knob is more of a production than getting the hose out : )

I haven't been in the valve box since this last time it was filled with mud

http://www.doityourself.com/forum/la...ions-dirt.html
 
 

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