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New, affordable reverse-flow valve offers unmatched reliability and simplified installation

TUCSON, AZ  (April 30, 2012) —In today’s economy, a single dollar can be the difference between a contractor winning an irrigation job or losing it to a competitor.  Now, Rain Bird’s new reverse-flow HV Valve is making it possible for contractors to stay competitive by combining an exceptionally affordable low price with long-lasting, reliable performance.

 “Our new HV Valve gives contractors and their customers everything they could want in a valve,” says Paul Lierheimer, Rain Bird’s marketing manager for residential products. “We built the HV with the features that the market demands, but at a price point that fits within even the tightest budgets.”

With a compact 2.54” spin radius and fewer screws, the HV Valve is simpler to install and service than competing valves. The valve’s screws are also “captive,” meaning that they can be fully loosened with a Phillips, hex or flat-head screwdriver but not completely removed from the valve’s body. This feature eliminates the possibility of losing the screws somewhere in the landscape during installation or maintenance.

The valve’s heavy-duty construction ensures hassle-free performance for years to come, even in the most challenging environments. If a rare valve failure should occur, the HV Valve’s reverse-flow design guarantees that it fails in the closed position to prevent flooding, water waste and landscape damage.

“We engineered the HV Valve for top performance under any conditions,” Lierheimer says. “We’ve tested it extensively, and the results show that this valve will stand up to the watering needs of any landscape. In fact, our tests proved that when the HV Valve is exposed to repeated pressure spikes of 200 psi, it lasted two to four times as long as similar competing valves.”

The new HV Valve is just one more example of the many Rain Bird products designed to help contractors stay profitable while still giving their customers the performance and reliability they deserve. For more information about Rain Bird’s HV Valve or to view an online demonstration of how the valve operates, visit To learn more about Rain Bird’s other quality products for landscape irrigation, visit


Based in Azusa, Calif., Rain Bird Corporation is the world's leading manufacturer and provider of irrigation products and services. Since its beginnings in 1933, Rain Bird has offered the industry's broadest range of irrigation products for farms, golf courses, sports arenas, commercial developments and homes in more than 130 countries around the globe. Rain Bird has been awarded more than 450 patents worldwide, including the first in 1935 for the impact sprinkler. Rain Bird and The Intelligent Use of Water™ are about using water wisely. Its commitment extends beyond products to education, training and services for the industry and the community. Rain Bird maintains state-of-the-art manufacturing assembly facilities in the United States, France, and Mexico.

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