Login    Register
User Information
Username:
Password:
We are a free and open
community, all are welcome.
Click here to Register
Sponsored
Who is online

In total there are 70 users online :: 4 registered, 0 hidden and 66 guests


Most users ever online was 155 on Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:40 am

Registered users: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], MSNbot Media, Yahoo [Bot] based on users active over the past 5 minutes

The Team
Administrators
Global Moderators
global_moderators.png CS

Moddifying a small sprinkler valve

Post about things you have launched or thought about launching. Also post about various materials used for building cannons. No posts about explosive projectiles!
Sponsored 
  • Author
    Message

Moddifying a small sprinkler valve

Unread postAuthor: ghostman01 » Wed Apr 09, 2008 1:18 am

hey peeps i was wondering whether you can moddify one of those small sprinkler valves for pneumatic actuation and if they are able to with stand decent pressures like say 120psi or so
  • 0

Image
Ultimateforum
I have 27 different kinds of weapons in my home, do not attempt to trespass........!
User avatar
ghostman01
Major
Major
 
Posts: 372
Joined: Fri Nov 23, 2007 9:15 am
Reputation: 0

Re: Moddifying a small sprinkler valve

Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Wed Apr 09, 2008 1:28 am

ajdevi92 wrote:hey peeps i was wondering whether you can moddify one of those small sprinkler valves for pneumatic actuation...


It's been done hundreds of times, take a look at the pneumatic section

...and if they are able to with stand decent pressures like say 120psi or so


The ones I've seen are normally rated to 150 psi.
  • 0

User avatar
jackssmirkingrevenge
Donating Member
Donating Member
 
Posts: 24225
Joined: Thu Mar 15, 2007 11:28 pm
Country: Holy See (Vatican City State) (va)
Reputation: 66

Unread postAuthor: ghostman01 » Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:02 am

thanks, but are we thinking of the same size sprinkler valves here ?? i couldnt find a pic of one but there the ones with hose barbs on them instead of screw threads like the one ive modded already
  • 0

Image
Ultimateforum
I have 27 different kinds of weapons in my home, do not attempt to trespass........!
User avatar
ghostman01
Major
Major
 
Posts: 372
Joined: Fri Nov 23, 2007 9:15 am
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:10 am

Any solenoid valve can theoretically be modded, all you have to do is find a way to fit a blowgun to the port normally exhausted by the solenoid.
  • 0

User avatar
jackssmirkingrevenge
Donating Member
Donating Member
 
Posts: 24225
Joined: Thu Mar 15, 2007 11:28 pm
Country: Holy See (Vatican City State) (va)
Reputation: 66

Unread postAuthor: ghostman01 » Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:13 am

cool yeah thats what i thought, all i have to do now is find a really cheap one from some where and see if i can. it will be used on my new sniper that ive designed and half built
  • 0

Image
Ultimateforum
I have 27 different kinds of weapons in my home, do not attempt to trespass........!
User avatar
ghostman01
Major
Major
 
Posts: 372
Joined: Fri Nov 23, 2007 9:15 am
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: Carlman » Wed Apr 09, 2008 3:12 am

i dont think jsr knows the ones you mean, ive seen them in bunnings and have thought the same thing.

my conclusion is no, as the solenoid is the the lid basically.

ill try to find a pic and edit this post.
  • 0

Image
Aussie spudders unite!!
User avatar
Carlman
Major General
Major General
 
Posts: 1618
Joined: Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:18 am
Location: Western Australia
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Wed Apr 09, 2008 3:31 am

Carlman wrote:i dont think jsr knows the ones you mean, ive seen them in bunnings and have thought the same thing.


Any solenoid valve can theoretically be modded, all you have to do is find a way to fit a blowgun to the port normally exhausted by the solenoid.


;)
  • 0

User avatar
jackssmirkingrevenge
Donating Member
Donating Member
 
Posts: 24225
Joined: Thu Mar 15, 2007 11:28 pm
Country: Holy See (Vatican City State) (va)
Reputation: 66

Sponsored

Sponsor
 


Unread postAuthor: ghostman01 » Wed Apr 09, 2008 3:37 am

i dont think jsr knows the ones you mean, ive seen them in bunnings and have thought the same thing.

my conclusion is no, as the solenoid is the the lid basically.


lol at least you know the ones im talking about lol

how much pressure do think these could hold and could they provide me with what im looking for ( a good valve for my latest sniper )
  • 0

Image
Ultimateforum
I have 27 different kinds of weapons in my home, do not attempt to trespass........!
User avatar
ghostman01
Major
Major
 
Posts: 372
Joined: Fri Nov 23, 2007 9:15 am
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: Carlman » Wed Apr 09, 2008 4:49 am

well for starters they would have sh*t flow, but whats your intended caliber?

They would probably be able to withstand quite alot because of thier size and the small diaphragm

i was just at bunnings shudda got a pic for every1 lol
  • 0

Image
Aussie spudders unite!!
User avatar
Carlman
Major General
Major General
 
Posts: 1618
Joined: Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:18 am
Location: Western Australia
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: ghostman01 » Wed Apr 09, 2008 7:00 am

well im making an 8mm bb sniper its in the bb discussion and stuff so http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/pcp-bolt-action-bb-rifle-t13914.html

bolt action multiple shot only using it around 100-130psi or so

oh and how much were they please
  • 0

Image
Ultimateforum
I have 27 different kinds of weapons in my home, do not attempt to trespass........!
User avatar
ghostman01
Major
Major
 
Posts: 372
Joined: Fri Nov 23, 2007 9:15 am
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: Thursto » Wed Apr 09, 2008 7:12 am

if its the ones im thinking (the small electrical type ones, without female threads)

your looking at $25 from modbury and parafield.

i would go with the 1" black ones for 15 bucks. hell better flow, easyier to mod, BUT they would be big and an overkill. but cheaper :D
  • 0

~ AUSSIE LAND ~
Image
User avatar
Thursto
Major
Major
 
Posts: 389
Joined: Fri Mar 02, 2007 5:11 am
Location: Australia, SA, Adeliade, Para Hills
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: Carlman » Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:57 am

i would get a qev personally, less hassle, just plug and play for small caliber
  • 0

Image
Aussie spudders unite!!
User avatar
Carlman
Major General
Major General
 
Posts: 1618
Joined: Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:18 am
Location: Western Australia
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: ghostman01 » Wed Apr 09, 2008 5:30 pm

hmmm ill take a look next time im at bunnings because m10 is way to expensive. btw the valve has to be as low profile as possible.
where can i buy qevs cheap?
  • 0

Image
Ultimateforum
I have 27 different kinds of weapons in my home, do not attempt to trespass........!
User avatar
ghostman01
Major
Major
 
Posts: 372
Joined: Fri Nov 23, 2007 9:15 am
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: Lentamentalisk » Wed Apr 09, 2008 6:01 pm

McMaster-Carr
...and make this message long enough
  • 0

Do not look back, and grieve over the past, for it is gone;
Do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come;
Live life in the present, and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering.
User avatar
Lentamentalisk
Brigadier General
Brigadier General
 
Posts: 1202
Joined: Tue Aug 07, 2007 5:27 pm
Location: Berkeley C.A.
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: Carlman » Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:34 pm

i dont know where your at in this sunburnt land but ova here in dub-a there is a shop that sells pnue and hydro equipment.

oh and to make your message longer just hold you spacebar down for a second or so :wink:
  • 0

Image
Aussie spudders unite!!
User avatar
Carlman
Major General
Major General
 
Posts: 1618
Joined: Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:18 am
Location: Western Australia
Reputation: 0

Next

Return to Construction Materials/Ammo Discussion

Who is online

Registered users: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], MSNbot Media, Yahoo [Bot]

Reputation System ©'