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Unread postAuthor: raptorforce » Thu Jan 08, 2009 1:30 am

which copper piece do you use to join a sprinkler valve to copper pipe. what is it called?

what is the max psi a 1inch rainbird sprinkler can go up to?
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Unread postAuthor: Cosmic Muffin » Thu Jan 08, 2009 1:41 am

that one

http://www.plumbingworld.com/images/cop ... dapter.jpg

it depends if you want to solder it or use compression fittings though.

and they can go up to about 150 psi i think
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Unread postAuthor: blind909 » Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:59 am

No, not 150 psi, thats for PVC fittings, people have used brass, copper and steel fittings at 500+ PSI.
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Unread postAuthor: Hubb » Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:05 am

blind909 wrote:No, not 150 psi, thats for PVC fittings, people have used brass, copper and steel fittings at 500+ PSI.


But not for a sprinkler valve...
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Unread postAuthor: Sticky_Tape » Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:05 am

he mean't for the sprinkler do you think it would hold at 500 blind? lol. EDIT: betaen. I thi9nk it would hold at 200 but I wouldn't recommend any higher than 150. The sprinkler could probably hold 200 nfor a few shots but would fail not long after so stay at 150 and below.
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:59 am

There are brass sprinkler valves though.
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Unread postAuthor: Hubb » Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:48 am

psycix wrote:There are brass sprinkler valves though.


...for the right price :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Thu Jan 08, 2009 1:14 pm

Depends.
If you want to buy them from a company, yes it will be expensive.
But when there are used parts for sale you can get very low prices.
Some people just have the luck of encountering a stuff like a 1" QEV or 2"sprinkler for 10 bucks or finding other amazing stuff in a trash dumpster.
You just gotta be lucky. I would never use a sprinkler valve unless I got it for free.
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Unread postAuthor: Cosmic Muffin » Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:09 pm

yer i did mean the valve, just to clarify im not a total idiot.
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:28 pm

Yet still, the max pressure possible is determined by the lowest component, so 150 psi max pressure it is.
So why use heavy copper if you cant use it at its full capacity?
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:30 pm

Argh I'm a total firefox noob and used the previous and forward buttons wrong.
Double post accident. Sorry.
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Unread postAuthor: raptorforce » Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:26 am

psycix wrote:Yet still, the max pressure possible is determined by the lowest component, so 150 psi max pressure it is.
So why use heavy copper if you cant use it at its full capacity?


because i am limited by to using sprinkler valves because there are no physical stores near me that i know of the sell QEV valves otherwise i would get a QEV an use that.
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Unread postAuthor: Daltonultra » Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:38 am

You should be able to have one shipped to your house from an online store...
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:19 am

because i am limited by to using sprinkler valves because there are no physical stores near me that i know of the sell QEV valves otherwise i would get a QEV an use that.

2 words:
Piston valve.


And +1 on the online store. Where do you live?
If you live in the US you should have no problem finding a QEV online.
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Unread postAuthor: Hubb » Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:24 am

You could always opt for a spring loaded ball valve...
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