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Unread postAuthor: warhead052 » Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:19 pm

Sprinkler valves are solenoid valves. Just a different name. What do you think that black thing with wires is that you have to remove?
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Unread postAuthor: mattyzip77 » Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:26 pm

warhead052 wrote:Sprinkler valves are solenoid valves. Just a different name. What do you think that black thing with wires is that you have to remove?


The solenoid, not tryin to argue with you, on the brass one I have I removed it, got a bushing and a closed nipple, added the blowgun, and I was done. However, mine has a exhaust port. If yours has one, it WILL work!
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Unread postAuthor: warhead052 » Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:44 pm

I'm not trying to argue either... Just trying to point out its not always that easy.
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Unread postAuthor: Crna Legija » Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:17 pm

warhead052 wrote:Sprinkler valves are valves. Just a different name. What do you think that black thing with wires is that you have to remove?


nope, they are diaphragm valves, piloted by solenoids.
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Unread postAuthor: Zeus » Sat Oct 15, 2011 2:27 am

I'd mod it, if it doesn't have standard threads then you can just solder on a 1/4 NPT/BSP brass fitting.

But you do what you're happy to do, if you like how it is, then stick with it.
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Unread postAuthor: EBB » Sat Oct 15, 2011 3:44 am

Yeah I think I stick with the electric for now and maybe modify one on the next cannon i build
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Unread postAuthor: wyz2285 » Sat Oct 15, 2011 4:03 am

here is a good video I saw about stick with electric, a very accurate gun
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czk0Fx3AEm0[/youtube]
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Sat Oct 15, 2011 4:44 am

warhead052 wrote:Sprinkler valves are solenoid valves.


Not all solenoid valves are created equal though, sprinkler valve pilots tend to be especially feeble hence the need for modification. On the other hand, many solenoid valves made for compressed air have much more efficient solenoid pilots and likely will not benefit much from modding, indeed they might actually perform worse with a blowgun.
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Unread postAuthor: pneumaticcannons » Sat Oct 15, 2011 9:34 am

ALOT nicer than my first. Then again i made mine in 5th grade lol. About modding the valve, I say go for it. As every one is saying, it will open much faster. Its easy too if thats what you're worried about. If your REALLY hooked on electric, you could use an industrial solenoid to pilot the valve. but those weigh like 1 pound lol :D (and expensive)
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Unread postAuthor: EBB » Sun Oct 16, 2011 1:56 pm

We got some work done today and some shooting :lol:

First we made a new trigger on the gun instead of the "black box"
not so good locking but it works fine

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Then a new barrel out of cooperpipe

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And then we tried to open the valve with 24volt as it should be instead of 12volt. Made a huge different

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Unread postAuthor: Gun Freak » Sun Oct 16, 2011 3:44 pm

Cool! It would look better if that copper was new and shiny, and possibly the fittings and such rearranged to make it sleeker, because that is a nice valve.
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Unread postAuthor: EBB » Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:10 pm

yeah it would look better with a shiny barrel but we took what we had laying around. Maybe get a new one later. The fittings are gone be rearranged so the gauge and safteyvalve isn't in the way of the sigth
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Unread postAuthor: mattyzip77 » Tue Oct 18, 2011 1:25 pm

No need for a new one, shine it up with some light grain sand paper or even a brillo pad, will look like new!!!!
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