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Will this valve work for a one button meter?

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Will this valve work for a one button meter?

Unread postAuthor: IlovePVC » Sat Dec 22, 2007 6:24 pm

Okay, I'm planning on building a propane cannon. I think it would be really cool to have one of those 3-way valve setups, where one port connects to the propane supply, one to the meter, and the other leads to the chamber so that you can push one button and it releases the fuel from your meter into the chamber. Like the Revolver X gun here:
http://advancedspuds.com/revxfuel.htm

I looked around and found this valve:

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Kuhnke 64.054 Solenoid Valve.
Type 64 Valve, Plug-In Socket

p=0...5 bar
24 V DC
NW 1,5
100% ED
4,6 W
Normally Closed
1/8" ports
10 DOA WARRANTY
LOC: S405/11F

For some more specs check out page 17 of this pdf:
http://www.kuhnkeusa.com/pdf/pneumatics ... valves.pdf

Just a few questions (I need someone who knows what they're talking about):
Will this valve work?
Are the only three ports the two on either side and the one on top?
Are those other littler spots (/openings?) on the sides some kind of exhausting ports that will not let it work in the way I want it to?
Why are there 3 prongs if it's 24V DC?
Could I get this to work off of 3 9V batteries?
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Unread postAuthor: sandman » Sat Dec 22, 2007 6:31 pm

i believe the Blue Flame III used this setup, but im not 100% sure
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Unread postAuthor: BigGrib » Sat Dec 22, 2007 6:41 pm

what hooks up where do you think?? yousaid one goes to the fuel supply one goes to the meter and one goes to the chamber is the fuel supply on the silver end and the meter and chamber on the brass side??
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Unread postAuthor: IlovePVC » Sat Dec 22, 2007 8:26 pm

I believe that's right, but I could figure all of that out after I got it (by blowing in the ports and feeling for where it comes out.) I just need to know that those are the only three ports, cause I don't wanna be leaking propane. Yikes!
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Unread postAuthor: Killjoy » Sun Dec 23, 2007 5:11 am

I used valves like these on my hybrid, and yes the 3 ports are the two threaded ones at the base and the one on the top with a bolt. I had to use jb weld on the top hole to get mine to seal to the fitting, so you might have to do that.
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Unread postAuthor: IlovePVC » Sun Dec 23, 2007 3:29 pm

Thanks, what's a jb weld?
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Sun Dec 23, 2007 4:00 pm

JB Weld is a type of epoxy popular among spudders as it's cheap, easily available, very strong and does what we require.

If applied correctly you can get it to seal a leak at over 200psi.

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If you're in America it can be found at Wal*Mart, i'm not sure where else it's available though, I only saw it in Wal*Mart when I went there on holiday.
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Unread postAuthor: rp181 » Sun Dec 23, 2007 5:43 pm

sorry for my ignorance, but what is the difference between JB WELD and regular epoxy?
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Unread postAuthor: elitesniper » Sun Dec 23, 2007 5:50 pm

jb weld is more for metal stuff
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