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1/2 Valves w/12 VDC eletric actuator

I want to open/close a valve remotely. This application is for drinking water so it must be approved for this use. thanks
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We don't use a remote valve, but I installed a brass 12v solenoid for water usage that I got off of eBay. I use it in conjunction with my propane solenoid to control the water flow to our propane instant water heater.
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I want to open/close a valve remotely. This application is for drinking water so it must be approved for this use. thanks
I'd think you mean 'appropriate' rather than 'approved'.. any 12 V solenoid valve that won't rust should do the trick.
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You will want to specify if it's normally closed or open with the 12volts off.
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Just curious, why do you want/need an electric valve. A manual valve is much simpler and reduces the problems you're going to have with the system.
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I used to build robotic watering systems for commercial greenhouses. I used the electrically operated ball valves from Spraying Systems with great success. All 12 volt motor driven, open and close very quickly. Valve is glass reinforced nylon and the motor is enclosed in an o-ring sealed housing. Were designed for farmers on their spray rigs. Fertilizer is about as corrosive as sea water. They sit out on the rig in the sun and weather year after year, so quite robust. Built for the Ag market not boats, and priced that way. They offer valve manifolds with no threads to leak, and various kinds of end connections because the valves are modular.

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Some fixtures have lead in them, as you may know. For instance, our utility sink in the basement is bronze-looking but is not rated for drinking water. It has lead in the fixture. Something to look into anyway.

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Faster drinking water plumbing has to be approved by FDA.

SD I live aboard and feel the pain when one of the tanks runs out of water. I seached MC Master Carr and found a few but too small or too expesive.

GaryHLucas is Spraying Systems the company or just a general term for the equipment?
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