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    automatic 3 way valve actuator?

    I have put this valve in to control my solar panel. I wold like to put it on a timer to open the valve to the panel in the morning. Then bypass the panel in the evenings.

    Having a problem figuring out the what actuator i need and what i am reading is that most are 24 volts.

    Can someone show me what i need to get for the 24 v control?

    or have any other suggestion on making this valve work to open and close on it is own?

    (i thought that i posted this once before but can not find the topic)

    23 X 45 GUNNITE

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    Mod Squad Bama Rambler's Avatar
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    Re: automatic 3 way valve actuator?

    All you need is a 3-way valve actuator and a dry contact timer and a transformer to provide the actuator with power. Or you could just buy a solar controller that comes with an actuator.
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    Re: automatic 3 way valve actuator?

    by chance do you have a recommendation of a solar controller?

    23 X 45 GUNNITE

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    Re: automatic 3 way valve actuator?

    The Goldline GL-235 is excellent, a bit over $300 with a valve and an actuator.
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    Central, CT

    Re: automatic 3 way valve actuator?

    X2 On the Gl-235

    It can be found for a bit less than that on Ebay from neelypools
    Intex 15' X 48" metal frame pool
    Waterway Supreme 1hp 2 Speed pump
    Hayward X-Stream 150 Sq. Ft. Cartridge Filter
    2-2'x20' Sungrabber Solar Panels hooked up in parallel on a Goldline GL-235 controller.

    Not getting "Pool Stored" = Priceless!!!
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    Jacksonville, FL

    Re: automatic 3 way valve actuator?

    The GL-235 is a great unit. All you have to do is set the temp you want and it will do the rest for you. It turns on the pump automatically when there is heat available and when the pool temp gets to your preset temp it will automatically shut off. Works like a charm....
    6,000 gal, IG free form,Beach Series Antigua by Marbletite Pebble finish,Sheer Descent, IG Fountain, Dolphin / Mermaid Statues,Dura- Glas 1.5hp pump,Hayward Pro-grid DE4820, Aqua Rite SWG with T-Cell 15,Heat Siphon Heat Pump DX 5.0 109,000 btu, Pool Cage, 1800sq ft Tremron Estate Pavers,Aquatherm Ecosun Solar Panels 192 sq ft with GL-235 Controller,Pentair IntelliBrite, Apollo Magnetic Stirrer Our New Poolbuild, Jacksonville, FL yr 2009 Solar install Outdoor kitchen upgrade

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