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Where can i find a sprinkler valve?

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Where can i find a sprinkler valve?

Unread postAuthor: qwerty » Sun Apr 12, 2009 2:37 am

Hey,im new to spudfiles and im thinking of building my first GOOD pneumatic. I want to use a sprinkler valve but i live in the UK and cant find one anywhere. Does anyone know where i can find one?
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Sun Apr 12, 2009 5:11 am

www.launchpotatoes.com Will cost a little more for shipping, but sgort87 (the owner), has them here. You can find a link to his site on the left below the recent topics.

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Unread postAuthor: Biopyro » Sun Apr 12, 2009 5:13 am

Sprinkler valves are very unusual in the UK. No-one seems to water their lawns like they do in the US!
Sprinkler valves can be had, but they are much more expensive than in the US so we tend to stick to other valves. Large bore rated PVC is also a bit more expensive (mostly you have to buy 5m) so there are a lot more copper cannons, but if it's PVC you want it can definately be done.

Ball valves are fine for simple pneumatic cannons, and if you've never used one before, you'll still be impressed!
QEVs are great valve, but they only go up to 3/4", so no barrels above 32mm for them really.
Above that are custom piston valves. They work in the same way as QEVs and are not too hard to make, but I wouldn't reccomend making one your first project.

Check out www.uksgc.co.uk for some ideas.
Whereabouts in the UK are you?
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Unread postAuthor: qwerty » Sun Apr 12, 2009 11:26 am

Thanks for the replies and also i live in the Midlands :)
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Unread postAuthor: Biopyro » Sun Apr 12, 2009 11:39 am

http://www.trssupplies.co.uk
http://www.hendersons.co.uk/Pipework2/index.html

These are the two best internet suppliers for UK PVC pipe, postage isn't too hard, but it might well be worth checking out your local pipestock or grahams first if you prefer to buy offline.
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Unread postAuthor: maverik94 » Sun Apr 12, 2009 11:48 am

www.amazon.com, I'm serious, theyve got orbit sprinkler valves here, at a good price too!
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Unread postAuthor: boom_o_matic_2.0 » Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:21 pm

I live in kentucky and I cant find them anywhere. I looked at Lowe's and Ace Hardware... I dont wanna order one online cause I dont like to mail my stuff around. lol
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Unread postAuthor: qwerty » Fri Apr 17, 2009 7:16 am

As i live in the UK, i can't get them from the US because im not allowed to get it shipped over so im looking for places in the UK
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Unread postAuthor: TurboSuper » Fri Apr 17, 2009 7:20 am

Ebay is a good place to start.
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Unread postAuthor: qwerty » Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:35 am

ive looked there allready
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Unread postAuthor: Biopyro » Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:51 am

You just need to know what to look for :P

http://tinyurl.com/cco4qf
1 0.5" also sells "lots more valves"

http://tinyurl.com/dheajk
2 for £20 - 1.5"

Neither of these are the type you see in the US, but there should there would be a way to pneumatically mod them.

Edit: could someone please PM me how to fix those links?

PCGUY: Fixed links, sometimes goofy URL's with lots of oddball characters in them can mess up a post. When that happens, I use www.tinyurl.com to fix it and post the TinyURL link. This is very rare.
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Unread postAuthor: qwerty » Sat Apr 18, 2009 3:20 am

Bio why did you blank post?
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Unread postAuthor: TurboSuper » Sat Apr 18, 2009 8:06 am

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Unread postAuthor: qwerty » Sat Apr 18, 2009 8:29 am

for the last time im from the UK :x and i cant get it shipped over from the US
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Sat Apr 18, 2009 9:58 am

That's not a blank post, there is a character in the code that doesn't belong and I can't find it. This happened before and PCGUY told me it's a trade mark symbol the number 2 circled, but I can't find it.
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