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Who first modified the sprinkler valve?

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Who first modified the sprinkler valve?

Unread postAuthor: ralphd » Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:14 am

Does anybody know who came up with the idea to modify a sprinkler valve for a launcher? It is incredible! What a difference in performance over a ball valve for just an extra few bucks. I just got off my ass this past weekend and modified one of the one inch valves I picked up from Ebay and had a blast, so to speak. Who came up with the piston for that matter?

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Unread postAuthor: Hotwired » Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:54 am

Oh that was me.

After creating the world and whatnot I had some free time Sunday and decided to push the cutting edge of spudding.
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Unread postAuthor: pizlo » Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:23 pm

Hah (sorry my posts rarely have substance these days)
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Unread postAuthor: Technician1002 » Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:26 pm

Try larger faster higher flow valves. After a while the modified sprinkler valves seem tame. :D Try a Coaxial Piston. :shock:
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Unread postAuthor: FORE!!!! » Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:29 pm

somehow i dont think ull ever really know for sure :oops:
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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:41 pm

Technician1002 wrote:Try larger faster higher flow valves. After a while the modified sprinkler valves seem tame. :D Try a Coaxial Piston. :shock:


Oh yeah, I invented those Tech. Had some spare time between free-diving in the Atlantic and stuffing a 460 into a Miata.
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Unread postAuthor: STHORNE » Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:55 pm

Depends on what brand you are referring to i guess =P
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:57 pm

My mom did! :shock:
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Unread postAuthor: jonnyboy » Mon Aug 24, 2009 10:03 pm

There all right :lol:

jrddw's mom is mark.f who's alter ego is hotwired. She has some issues she refuses to listen to jrrdw unless he calls her Captain Underpants.
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