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Sprinkler valve Question

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Unread postAuthor: Pyr0man1ac » Sat Oct 20, 2007 12:33 pm

Is it alright to use a sprinkler valve on its side? does it lose any power or anything? I wanted to put 2 on their sides so that I can easily connect them with a t joint hose barb and some hose. Thanks.
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Unread postAuthor: BC Pneumatics » Sat Oct 20, 2007 12:36 pm

It works fine.
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Unread postAuthor: Pyr0man1ac » Sat Oct 20, 2007 12:38 pm

Ok, thank you very much.
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Unread postAuthor: Pilgrimman » Sat Oct 20, 2007 12:38 pm

I use my sprinkler valves in weird configurations constantly. What you have in that diagram is both possible and effective, as you're minimizing pilot volume! :D
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Unread postAuthor: pyrogeek » Sat Oct 20, 2007 2:17 pm

You will want to use as large of a valve to pilot that as possible, I had problems using 2 sprinkler valves hooked up like that because they wouldn't pilot enough to open correctly, they'd just make that honking sound.
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Unread postAuthor: Pyr0man1ac » Sat Oct 20, 2007 4:13 pm

I have a pretty large one, apparently it is quite hard to find. It is rated to like 160 psi and someone told me that even when it isn't modified, (which I can't because it is held together with welding), it had a larger air flow than most. (I think your talking about the wired L looking thing on my picture right?)
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Unread postAuthor: PVC Arsenal 17 » Sat Oct 20, 2007 5:09 pm

What kind? I just modded a 2" Irritrol and I'm about to mod 2 more. If you need any help let me know.
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Unread postAuthor: Pyr0man1ac » Sat Oct 20, 2007 5:24 pm

Well, they are both 1" orbit valves... i realized after i modded them that i should have gotten bigger valves, but I cant send them back now. good to know for next time though. Thanks for the offer if I need help ill email you.
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