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Broken Rainbird Solenoid

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Unread postAuthor: acs2997 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:07 pm

I was just shooting one of my launchers that uses a modified rainbird valve and my trigger valve snapped out of the rainbird. Does anyone know where/if there are replacement parts for rainbirds? The body of the valve is okay, just the top that gets screwed in is completely obliterated
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:12 pm

Whoops... were you holding it and the recoil broke it off?
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Unread postAuthor: 8tonsemi » Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:13 pm

It will probably be cheaper to by a new one. And for the replacement parts.
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Unread postAuthor: acs2997 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:14 pm

You guessed it! I was shooting water to clean out the barrel. Well your idea worked really well for 3 shots! lol. I'm kinda disappointed, it took me forever to get the thing actually all fixed up, but it happens I guess.

And yeah, I figured buying a new one was cheaper, I just didn't know for sure
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:27 pm

Consider replacing it with a 3/4" or so ball valve, just as good a pilot if opened sharply and less prone to damage.
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Unread postAuthor: acs2997 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:53 pm

Yeah I have a spare one that I'll screw on next time I use it. Hopefully I'll be able to order a new valve soon too
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