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Unread postAuthor: ShowNoMercy » Mon Nov 05, 2007 1:10 pm

Now before you freak out and scream to look at wiki and use the search button, I have a question on modding a sprinkler valve that I cant find the answer too. I have a Rainbird inline 1 inch valve, and when I looked at the thread on modding a sprinkler valve, Pimpman had the same valve and could not mod his. Does anyone know if it can be done? I really hate the honking noise and my switch sucks.
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Unread postAuthor: MaxuS » Mon Nov 05, 2007 2:02 pm

As far as i know, no Sprinkler Valve is 'unmoddable', it just makes it more difficult if it has a guide rod.
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Unread postAuthor: Infernal Maveric » Mon Nov 05, 2007 2:04 pm

If a sprinkler valve has a guide rod, then people usually have the blowgun mounted to the side of the guide rod. It's hard to explain it, but have it off-set from the center if you know what I mean.
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Unread postAuthor: Redcoat » Mon Nov 05, 2007 2:53 pm

Yeah, what Infernal Maveric Said. My Sprinkler Valve GUn had a Guide rod SO I just put it off centre.

Also, you could just use the solenoid if you wanted to.
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Unread postAuthor: f.c » Mon Nov 05, 2007 3:54 pm

bend the top of the guide rod 90 degress about 2 cm down. and it should rest on the diagram. then get a 1/4 nipple and put it through the thick bit at the very top of the valve. this should help p.m me if you have any questions.
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Unread postAuthor: grumpy » Mon Nov 05, 2007 4:14 pm

i don't know if this will help or not but it is how i did it and it worked.
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Unread postAuthor: ShowNoMercy » Mon Nov 05, 2007 4:16 pm

Well how did the spring stay in place with a hole there?
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Unread postAuthor: grumpy » Mon Nov 05, 2007 4:29 pm

looking at the pic, in the bottom left corner you see three washers you add these to keep tension on the spring. they are not normaly there, you can get them at any hardware store i do not remember what size though.
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Unread postAuthor: sandman » Mon Nov 05, 2007 4:47 pm

tell me if your valve looks like the one pictured below
if so i know the fix
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Unread postAuthor: octane89 » Mon Nov 05, 2007 8:35 pm

I just had my hole and fitting offset so it wouldn't interfere with the spring.
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Unread postAuthor: ShowNoMercy » Mon Nov 05, 2007 9:14 pm

Yea it is exactly that one shown.
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Unread postAuthor: sandman » Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:09 pm

to get it not to honk you must remove the white equalization thing, but it is possible to mod it as i have done it and it works for me
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Unread postAuthor: ShowNoMercy » Tue Nov 06, 2007 5:14 pm

Alright I just drilled the hole and I managed to mangle my diaphragm, oh well new one for 6 bucks but anyway, I just drilled it off center and it works awesome. Thanks for the help guys.
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Unread postAuthor: sandman » Tue Nov 06, 2007 5:58 pm

lol, took me bout a week to figure out why mine wasnt working so im glad i could hep you
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