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2" sprinkler valve

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Unread postAuthor: LCTChamp » Thu Nov 06, 2008 8:14 pm

I can get this 2" hunter icv sprinkler valve for $20. Is it worth buying? Can it be pneumatically modded? What would i use to pilot it? Thanks for any help!
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Unread postAuthor: Lego101 » Thu Nov 06, 2008 8:19 pm

Where did you find that? I need a large sprinkler valve for a tennis ball howitzer I am thinking of making.
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Unread postAuthor: LCTChamp » Thu Nov 06, 2008 8:23 pm

That my friend is a secret. There is only one left in stock and if i find out it is worth the buy then I am getting it not you. :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: LikimysCrotchus5 » Thu Nov 06, 2008 8:30 pm

Yes these are usually much more expensive than 20 dollars.

Just make sure though that there is nothing wrong with it. Then it should be worth it.
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Unread postAuthor: LCTChamp » Thu Nov 06, 2008 8:33 pm

Thank you. I will go ahead and order it then. What would I use to pilot it though?
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Unread postAuthor: FishBoy » Thu Nov 06, 2008 9:06 pm

a blowgun. You will either have to remove the flow control & drill into the top, or, remove the flow control, fill it's little cozy spot with epoxy, and drill through the side of the top (as close to the top as possible).
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Unread postAuthor: LCTChamp » Thu Nov 06, 2008 9:11 pm

Thank you fishboy. I wasn't sure if a blowgun would pilot such a big valve, but i guess it will.
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Unread postAuthor: iisthemuffin » Thu Nov 06, 2008 9:46 pm

If your unsure about a blowgun, just use a ballvalve. I would say anywhere fomr 1/2 inch to 1 inch would work jsut fine.
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Unread postAuthor: jook13 » Thu Nov 06, 2008 11:37 pm

I am currently making a gun with a 2 inch sprinnkler, but I am gonna go all fancy and pilot it with a modded 1 inch sprinkler which is piloted with a blowgun... I am sure its overkill, but whatever, I have the parts so money isnt an issue...

I am sure a blowgun will be more than fine... I have seen some impressive results with piston guns piloted by the schrader....
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Unread postAuthor: Lego101 » Sat Nov 08, 2008 4:10 pm

lctchamp wrote:That my friend is a secret. There is only one left in stock and if i find out it is worth the buy then I am getting it not you. :wink:


How much are the usually then?
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Sat Nov 08, 2008 5:16 pm

I would pilot it with atleast a 1/4" ball valve, anything over 3/8" would be overkill
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