Thank you Rich. Perfect as was looking for something is a box and somewhat weatherproof.Here is what I have used for these applications..
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thank you Atttech-2. Good advice.I have done similar projects and get all my parts except water proof boxes off of Amazon or eBay. Amazon is way faster for a little more money, if you don't mind waiting a month in some cases you can get parts form china from eBay. Boxes I just get at HD or Lowes they have all shapes and sizes of PVC electrical boxes
I just ordered my first actuator here..Rich,
Manually, you can put a three way valve in any position you want... An actuator will only rotate the valve from one stop to the other...
Inside the actuator, you can adjust the position of the stops so you can set the valve to turn to whatever position you want.
Thanks Jim. But that relates to setting the stops on the actuator which would mean there is no way to use the actuator to open the valve to more than one chosen position. So are you saying that even the very expensive automation systems can not achieve this either?Rich,
See your own post #7 above...
PG,The Jandy automation can control the jva stops in 5% increments (smart jva). I have this on mine it works great.
When I activate a feature connected to a SmartJVA, it turns on, goes to the saved setting, and presents me with the below screen so I can adjust how/if I want it. I can change up or down in 5% increments or just ignore the below screen and it goes away. So it is just 1 "saved" position. I also cannot make a macro and have it go to the percent that I choose for that macro. That is just programming and I am hoping Jandy will add this to future releases. Oh and it still will only go between the hard stops. Calibrating it tells it where those hard stops are located.PG,
Tell us how this works.. Do you have three actual (saveable) positions or do you have two positions and if you want a third position you have to "calibrate" it.. Then you still have two positions but now your third one is the one you just added..
I guess what I am asking is are you able to select three separate positions and just select them one at a time without any other actions???
I have 2 water features that I balance differently depending on our mood. Sometimes we want the sheer descent on full (there is a bench under it), sometimes balanced between the sheer and the rock waterfall and sometimes just the rock waterfall. I would also like to have an adjustable valve on my valve that controls the percent of water between my floor returns and my wall returns. This is to direct more water for skimming, heating, or sometimes just to put more water to the water features. The ability to adjust a valve remotely is very useful.Jim, I have three IntelliValves on intake, return & solar valves. I can see the ability to dynamically adjust the return valve for spa spillway as having a use, but not so much for the intake valve. I read this webpage saying that the ability to adjust the solar valve is useful for flow control. Right now my valve is either fully open or closed depending if solar heat is called for, but what are the applications for restricting flow by partially opening the valve?
Your sigline says you have iAqualink, does your system not support the SmartJVA module?I believe I can almost duplicate the incremental feature of the "smart jva" by using a 3 position wall switch. Fortunately I can see my waterfall from where the switch will be. So if I have 3 position wall switch I should be able to have
Position 1 (up)- power -red- valve open
position 2 (middle) - no power to either
position 3 (down) power -white- valve closed
So if the valve is in the open position (switch in up position )I would just flick the switch to the down position for a few seconds then to the off (middle) to stop the valve from rotating. Then just repeat until the desired flow over the falls is achieved.
one transformer and 2 relays should do the trick.
I do not believe this will work well with any type of wifi switch because of the inevitable delays associated with them but It will achieve my goal of being able to adjust the water fall from within the house without investing in the more expensive automation system.