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Just a thought on sprinkler valves

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Just a thought on sprinkler valves

Unread postAuthor: cheeseboy » Wed Nov 26, 2008 3:17 pm

I was wondering whether modding the sprinkler valve to work on a blowgun and leaving the solenoid in then using both at the same time to actuate the valve would make a noticeable difference to performance :idea: Also the fact that it needs electricity to run is not a problem as I have a 24v on board air compressor run by 2 4000Mah lipo batteries :?:

(sorry if this has already been posted I only went through 7 pages before posting :oops:
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Unread postAuthor: jitup » Wed Nov 26, 2008 3:23 pm

people here tend to only like to use the blow gun. I saw one guy get pretty good results using just the solinoid, but if the majority of people here like using a blow gun, you would probably get better performance with it.
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Unread postAuthor: FishBoy » Wed Nov 26, 2008 8:50 pm

It would be tricky to get them to go at the same time, but I think you would be better off using just a blowgun
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Wed Nov 26, 2008 8:59 pm

You can leave the solenoid in if you want and just not use it, or keep it an offer yourself 2 ways to trigger. However, don't expect performance increases by trying to trigger the solenoid and the blow gun simultaneously...you won't easily be able to do it.
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Unread postAuthor: jitup » Wed Nov 26, 2008 10:14 pm

for some reason the text won't show up on the above post no matter how many times I edit it!!! :evil:

Any how leave the solinoid in put cannon together, if you are unhappy with the performance you can mod it latter on if you wish
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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Wed Nov 26, 2008 10:22 pm

In theory, yes, performance will improve.

In practice, I challenge you to notice the difference.


Put it this way....

If you dump a glass of water into a hot tub, the water level should rise, right?

In theory, yes.

In practice, you'll have to be VERY precise to measure it.
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Thu Nov 27, 2008 4:17 pm

Yep.
If you want a notable increase in performance, just use a better pilot valve.
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