An Introduction to Valve Boxes

When it comes to installing valve boxes, efficiency, stability, and durability are paramount. We understand the challenges faced during installation, and that's why we've innovated and developed a range of valve boxes that streamline the process, offer enhanced durability, and come with features that set them apart in the market.

The Evolution of Valve Boxes

Historically, valve box installations involved tedious cutting, complex alignments, and concerns about structural integrity post-installation. Recognizing these challenges, Rain Bird re-engineered the design of their valve boxes to include unique knock-outs, eliminating the need for manual cutting and reducing installation time. When removed, these knock-outs can be positioned back above the pipe, preventing dirt from entering during backfill.

Maintaining Structural Integrity

The importance of a valve box that retains its shape and structure under load cannot be overstated. Rain Bird valve boxes are meticulously designed to maintain both horizontal and vertical integrity, even when the knockouts are removed. This ensures that the installed valve boxes remain robust and durable, despite the external pressures they might be subjected to.

Unique Features That Set Us Apart

  • Bolt Hole Knock-Out: This is an essential feature designed to keep unwanted critters out of the box, especially when the locking bolt isn't deployed.
  • Shovel Access Slot: Rain Bird integrated a shovel access slot on the side of our valve boxes, making it significantly easier for professionals to remove the lid, should they need to.
  • Earth-Friendly Materials: Demonstrating Rain Bird's commitment to the environment, they've manufactured their black valve boxes and lids from 100% recycled materials, ensuring they're LEED-compliant.

Design Specifics & Dimensions

We offer a diverse range of valve boxes to cater to various needs:

  • Strength and Stability: Rain Bird boxes come in multiple sizes and shapes, each engineered with corrugated sides and broad flange bases to optimize durability, compression strength, and stability.

  • Smart Lid Design: Rain Bird lids are holistically designed without holes to deter pests, beveled edges to reduce damage from turf equipment, and enhanced accessibility for both hand and shovel.

  • Flexible Installations: Interlocking stacking capabilities, extension models, and pipe hole knock-outs have been integrated to facilitate deeper and more flexible installations.

Sizes Offered:


  • 7 Inch Round Valve Box- Bottom Diameter: 8.4 inches (21.4 cm) x  Height: 9.2 inches (23.4 cm)
  • 10 Inch Round Valve Box- Bottom Diameter: 11.8 inches (30,0 cm) x  Height: 10.2 inches (26,0 cm)
  • Standard Valve Box- Length: 23.2 inches (59.0 cm)  x Width: 19.3 inches (49.1cm)  x Height: 12.5 inches (31.8 cm)
  • Standard Extension - Length: 20.0 inches (50.8 cm) x  Width: 14.75 inches (37.5 cm) x Height: 6.75 inches (17.1 cm)
  • Jumbo Valve Box - Length: 27.6 inches (70,0 cm) x Width: 21.0 inches (53,2 cm) x  Height: 12.5 inches (31.6 cm)
  • Jumbo Extension - Length: 24.4 inches (62.0 cm) x Width: 17.9 inches (45.5 cm) x Height: 6.75 inches (17.2 cm)
  • Super Jumbo Valve Box - Length: 33.1 inches (84.1 cm) x Width: 23.9 inches (60.7 cm) x Height: 15.0 inches (38.1 cm)
  • Maxi Jumbo Valve Box - Length: 40.4 inches (102.5 cm) x Width: 27.1 inches (68.9 cm) x Height: 18.0 inches (45.7 cm)

A Comparative Glance

The diversity in Rain Bird range ensures that there's a suitable model for every need:

7 Inch Round Valve Box

  • VB7RND: 7" Round Body & Green Lid  
  • VB7RNDB: 7" Round Body Only  
  • VB7RNDBKL: Black Lid  
  • VB7RNDGL: Green Lid  
  • VB7RNDPL: Purple Lid
10 Inch Round Valve Box
  • VB10RND: 10" Round Body & Green Lid  
  • VB10RNDB: 10" Round Body Only  
  • VB10RNDL: Green Lid  
  • VB10RNDPL: Purple Lid  
  • VB10RNDBKL: Black Lid  
  • VB10RNDH: 10" Round Body & Locking Green Lid
Standard Valve Box
  • VBSTD: Standard Body & Green Lid  
  • VBSTDB: Standard Body Only  
  • VBSTDBKL: Black Lid 
  • VBSTDPL: Purple Lid  
  • VBSTDH: Standard Body & Locking Green Lid
Standard Extension 
  • VBSTD6EXTB: Standard Extension Body Only
Jumbo Valve Box 
  • VBJMB: Jumbo Body & Green Lid  
  • VBJMBB: Jumbo Body Only  
  • VBJMBGL: Green Lid  
  • VBJMBPL: Purple Lid  
  • VBJMBBKL: Black Lid  
  • VBJMBH: Jumbo Body & Locking Green Lid
Jumbo Extension
  • VBJMB6EXTB: Jumbo Extension Body Only
Super Jumbo & Maxi Jumbo Valve Box
  • VBSPRH: Super Jumbo Body & 2 Lock Green Lid  
  • VBMAXH: Maxi Jumbo Body & 2 Lock Green Lid
Locking Systems
  • VB-LOCK-H: Hex head 3⁄8" x 2 1⁄4" (1.0 x 5.7 cm) bolt, washer, and clip  
  • VB-LOCK-P: Penta head 3⁄8" x 2 1⁄4" (1.0 x 5.7 cm) bolt, washer, and clip



Valve box installation no longer needs to be tedious. With Rain Bird's advanced designs and features, they've ensured that their products not only meet the requirements of the job but also provide added advantages that make the process smoother and more efficient. Opt for their premium valve boxes, and experience the difference in quality and innovation.