Login    Register
User Information
Username:
Password:
We are a free and open
community, all are welcome.
Click here to Register
Sponsored
Who is online

In total there are 42 users online :: 5 registered, 0 hidden and 37 guests


Most users ever online was 218 on Wed Dec 07, 2016 6:58 pm

Registered users: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], Majestic-12 [Bot], MSNbot Media, Yahoo [Bot] based on users active over the past 5 minutes

The Team
Administrators
Global Moderators
global_moderators.png CS

Something new I didn't know about Sprinkler valves?

Post questions and info about pneumatic (compressed gas) powered cannons here. This includes discussion about valves, pipe types, compressors, alternate gas setups, and anything else relevant.
Sponsored 
  • Author
    Message

Something new I didn't know about Sprinkler valves?

Unread postAuthor: Coodude26 » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:01 am

I've been out of the spudding business for quite a while, but the other day I saw an interview on G4 for MakeTV. They showed a basic pneumatic cannon, with a sprinkler valve, but...this one was different. It was electrically triggered, with a switch. I was under the impression that the pilot valves used in sprinkler valves, when used for their real use, don't open very fast to let the water through - mainly because they don't need to.

So now, what I am wondering is, how did they make an electronically-triggered sprinkler valve with such a wimpy pilot valve to work with?
Thanks!
  • 0

Plumbers have a funny definition of half an inch...


[quote=chinnerz]once my and one of my mates spent a whole day modding a nurf pistol.... it ended up shooting 1 extra meter and had an awesome paint job. (not rly worth it) [/quote]

/\why I don't like Nerf...
User avatar
Coodude26
Master Sergeant
Master Sergeant
 
Posts: 167
Joined: Sun Apr 20, 2008 1:03 pm
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: ammosmoke » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:49 am

It works, but the performance is very poor compared to a modded valve. But, the TV doesn't know that, and neither does most of the audience. So... I guess it doesn't matter for the show's sake.
  • 0

<img>http://www.speedtest.net/result/309559995.png</img>
User avatar
ammosmoke
Brigadier General
Brigadier General
 
Posts: 1011
Joined: Wed Sep 27, 2006 10:57 am
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: psycix » Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:16 am

Yep, any cannon will work when you wire up the solenoid, but it simply becomes much more powerful when you tap a blowgun into it.
  • 0

Till the day I'm dieing, I'll keep them spuddies flying, 'cause I can!

Spudfiles steam group, join!
User avatar
psycix
Donating Member
Donating Member
 
Posts: 3684
Joined: Mon Jun 25, 2007 7:12 am
Location: The Netherlands
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: Hubb » Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:19 am

Read my book. It's in the sig :wink:
  • 0

User avatar
Hubb
Major General
Major General
 
Posts: 2390
Joined: Mon May 28, 2007 8:39 am
Location: South Georgia
Reputation: 2

Unread postAuthor: Daltonultra » Sat Jan 31, 2009 12:38 am

I know the guy you're talking about, John Cornwell or something, blue cannon, same valve I have, Rainbird PGA-200. The guy's a douche. He acts like he's god's gift to the internet, and goes on about not revealing how he modified his valve because of safety reasons, bitches to youtube about people reposting his video...Meantime, most of the decent cannons on this site can trash his.
  • 0

The Official High-Tech Redneck

"There is no such thing as overkill." ~Solomon Short
User avatar
Daltonultra
1st Lieutenant
1st Lieutenant
 
Posts: 282
Joined: Mon Nov 24, 2008 8:17 pm
Location: Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A.
Reputation: 0

Return to Pneumatic Cannon Discussion

Who is online

Registered users: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], Majestic-12 [Bot], MSNbot Media, Yahoo [Bot]

Reputation System ©'