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Modding A Sprinkler Valve

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Unread postAuthor: demilus » Tue Apr 11, 2006 4:14 pm

i was wondering if it mattered which end of the souped up valve went to the resovoir and which to the barrel

EDIT: sorry stupid question, i just had to go with the flow of the water
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Unread postAuthor: x.X.Cpt.Rollhart.X.x » Mon May 08, 2006 12:58 pm

This valve should work shouldnt it ?

<a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/LOT-of-2-NEW-Orbit-InLine-Sprinkler-Control-Valve-57101_W0QQitemZ7764788507QQcategoryZ75672QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem">link to ebay</a>
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Unread postAuthor: Darkside 6ix » Fri May 12, 2006 1:33 pm

dude thats tight. i thought you could just get a fitting for the blowgun to go where the solinoid goes. im goin to go buy my sprinkler valve tonight and hopefully it works....... :twisted: hopefully :twisted:
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Unread postAuthor: crazyboarder » Sat May 13, 2006 7:20 pm

i bought the same thing at homedepot a few days ago
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Unread postAuthor: ProfessorAmadeus » Sun May 14, 2006 9:05 am

OK i followed all the instructions bought the same valve and it doesnt work. the pressure goes right through it so i cat shoot.Any suggestions would help ALOT. :(
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Unread postAuthor: shadowmaster123 » Wed May 24, 2006 8:43 am

okay this is my first post here :o ! so anyway this is my second potato gun. my first one just broke and is easily fixable. i dont want to fix it so iam going to make a new and better one. so with these solenoid valves how do they work without moding? can they run on a battery and have a button to push? I have seen someone mod one of thses to work by pushing a button but cant find how he did it. now the one you modded on this thread how much did it cost? whats the average price for these?
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Unread postAuthor: -Matt- » Wed May 24, 2006 10:13 am

Sprinkler valves are fairly cheap. I paid $22 canadian for my 1" orbit watermaster valve. The modding supplies cost me about $14.
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Unread postAuthor: Flinchy » Wed May 24, 2006 2:27 pm

please do not post on such old topics. also they usually cost around $15 for your average valve, and about $7 more for a valve trigger, or you could use a trigger system similar to this one here on your solenoid.

http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/files/c ... er_410.gif

hope this helps
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Unread postAuthor: urbana » Thu May 25, 2006 5:46 pm

when u finish moding the sprinckvalve do u poot the electric thing back or buy a cap or leave it emty?
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Unread postAuthor: frogy » Sat Jun 10, 2006 12:09 pm

I found these valves:

<a herf="https://hdsupply.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10051&storeId=10051&productId=48676&langId=-1">DAM HTML!!!! AHHHHH</A>

https://hdsupply.com/webapp/wcs/stores/ ... &langId=-1

they look very easy to mod
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Unread postAuthor: huse_spud » Sat Jun 10, 2006 12:28 pm

When i mod a rain bird cp-100 should i use the external bleed part in the middle as a pilot hole?

frogy, i think to order from that site requires you to own a business and customer ID, thats what it said, but u prolly werent planning on buying anything from there... anyways... i looked on regular homedepot.com and the best they have is the 1" lawn genie without flow control. WTF is up with that? why can't they sell watermasters on the regular site? they prolly know about us and don't want people being shot by their products. lol

BY the way i was wondering could you use a saftey pop-off as a pilot? you could just yank on the ring and air would spew out.
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Unread postAuthor: CS » Sat Jun 10, 2006 1:48 pm

"When i mod a rain bird cp-100 should i use the external bleed part in the middle as a pilot hole? " ~Frogy

Simply answered, yes.

"BY the way i was wondering could you use a saftey pop-off as a pilot? you could just yank on the ring and air would spew out." ~H_S

I suppose. I just test yanked the 125PSI pop off and that would get annoying fast. Also I bet it would be a bit easier once there is air pressure pushing against the spring. Not to mention this would be a safety hazard seeing as if you ever breached the 125PSI pressure it would shot without warning.
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Unread postAuthor: frogy » Sat Jun 10, 2006 1:52 pm

"When i mod a rain bird cp-100 should i use the external bleed part in the middle as a pilot hole? " ~Frogy

um, hose_spud posted that, not me


I bought a Pop Off that's adjustable from 0 to 5000, so if he bought a pop-off that was rated really high, it wouldn't be a safety hazard...


The Lawn Genie 1" In-Line has a bleed , but the center of it doesn't have anything on it, so you should be fine...
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Unread postAuthor: urbana » Sat Jun 10, 2006 5:34 pm

when u mod the valve do u put the electric thing back in/ buy a cap or leave it empty?
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Unread postAuthor: frogy » Sat Jun 10, 2006 6:15 pm

You can leave it in or you can fill the hole with epoxy \ epoxy putty

The electric thing is called the solenoid
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