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Unread postAuthor: Technician1002 » Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:32 pm

The direct acting valve is most often used on smaller orifice valves due to the limited power of the coil. Orifice sizes larger than about 1/4 inch are most often piloted. Even the fill valve on washing machines and dishwashers have relatively small orifices due to the force required to open larger orifices directly.
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Unread postAuthor: ThornsofTime » Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:46 am

This is relevant to my interest as well... im making a bbmg that will be running a paint ball compressed air tank and an inline regulator. The tank has a reg on it that drops pressure to 900psi, and the regulator is 900psi in... and variable out (100-800psi). I want to be able to lower pressure and use it in skirmishes... and raise the pressure to shred things.

been searching the net for a good solenoid valve and came up with this.
is it a good deal? is it good for my applications? (first valve on the list)
http://www.lesman.com/acatalog/ASCO_826 ... losed.html
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:55 am

ThornsofTime wrote:been searching the net for a good solenoid valve and came up with this.
is it a good deal? is it good for my applications? (first valve on the list)


For the application you mentioned, a ball valve is probably a better idea, cheaper, simpler and avoids an on-board electric system.
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Unread postAuthor: ThornsofTime » Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:01 am

Well... ball valve is too annoying to operate. I like the idea of push button trigger. Any different ideas?? (dont mind electrical systems, I can hide them and its easy work)
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:46 am

ThornsofTime wrote:Well... ball valve is too annoying to operate.


It can easily be made into a comfortable trigger, add a small spring at it will close when trigger pressure is released.

Anyway, this topic is about solenoid valves so I digress.
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