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Unread postAuthor: roughboy » Fri Dec 15, 2006 10:32 pm

The sprinkler valve has a solinoid. Can i remove the solinoid then drill a hole were the solinoid used to be then attach a blowgun? thanx!!
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Unread postAuthor: CS » Fri Dec 15, 2006 10:47 pm

Wow, someone is on a topic posting frenzy. If at all possible try to combine your questions into one topic.

No, the above modification would not work. The pilot for the diaphram comes threw a small rectangular hole perpendicular to that of how you would tap the fitting in there. Not to mention, if one were able to connect to such via the solenoid it would hamper performance as this hole is fairly small. If one were to try it without any special modifications, the blowgun would be connected to the barrel, and if the fitting didn't seal the whole solenoid port, the diaphram would leak as the thread would not be sealing the rectangular hole coming from the 'back' of the diaphram.

I suppose one could use a small 1/8" NPT plug, plugging off the hole to the barrel, and find a matching thread as the diaphram. Although if your looking for a sleeker way to hook into the sprinkler, without a lot of trouble Id suggest just street elbowing out of the top of the sprinkler with a length of tubing to your blowgun, or other means to pilot the diaphram.
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Unread postAuthor: roughboy » Fri Dec 15, 2006 11:44 pm

I already tried posting some question in a single post but when the answers came it was just random not all the question were answerd so thats why i post like this.So in this way mostly all the questions is going to be answerd.
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Unread postAuthor: CS » Sat Dec 16, 2006 12:12 am

Bah!

This forum is not crafted around just you. Don’t try to get answers simply spamming us. If I would have seen the mentioned topic, I would have tried my best to answer all your questions. Although starting a new topic for every one liner question you have isn't going to get you much sympathy for problems, and questions you may have. In the future I will negate to lock these topic posting frenzies, so in the future contain all your questions in one thread.

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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Sat Dec 16, 2006 1:39 am

Or roughboy you could devide your posts into paragraphs or bullet points/numbers so the reader doesn't see one huge paragraph and say "f*k it" and just skim read.
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Unread postAuthor: Rudesill Ballistics » Sat Dec 16, 2006 2:44 am

I've done it that way, but I widen the hole a bit before calling it done though. I've had to glue fittings in the solenoid port the last few times. I think it opens just a bit slower than a traditional modded valve, so I wouldn't recommend for performance.

As I've always used the rainbird valves I've had little choice in the matter. I'm not a power junkie, I'm just happy it works.
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