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Sprinkler Valve Actuation

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Unread postAuthor: Atlantis » Wed May 02, 2007 8:15 pm

I recently bought a sprinkler valve and was wondering, is the manual pilot switch make the valve open any slower than the solenoid?

Another thing I've noticed, I found out what "Honking" means, it's probably just because I'm not pressurizing it much, it's just taped together for testing.
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Unread postAuthor: keep_it_real » Wed May 02, 2007 8:24 pm

I'm pretty sure the manual switch opens just a little slower. I think (although I'm not sure) Solenoids move fairly quickly. I doubt that there is much difference though because both the manual switch and solenoid leak out the same hole.
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Unread postAuthor: Atlantis » Wed May 02, 2007 8:28 pm

I figured as much. Is there any easy way to stop the honking noise?
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Unread postAuthor: mopherman » Wed May 02, 2007 8:54 pm

if it still honks after you glue it, mod the valve. make sure the arrows are pointing towards the barrel :)
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Unread postAuthor: Atlantis » Wed May 02, 2007 9:01 pm

What would gluing change, the fittings are threaded into the sprinkler. I just hope the honking loudness is'nt proportional to the pressure being released.
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Unread postAuthor: locksmith » Wed May 02, 2007 9:08 pm

If it honks you need faster pilot valve ie.better blow gun or mod a blow gun to get a faster flow.
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