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1/4 electronic valve

Post questions and info about pneumatic (compressed gas) powered cannons here. This includes discussion about valves, pipe types, compressors, alternate gas setups, and anything else relevant.
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Unread postAuthor: singularity » Tue May 15, 2007 10:41 pm

i have been looking for a 1/4 npt electronic valve for a remote detonated airsoft mine. it would be used as the pilot valve (i could probably just use the solenoid but i want people to fear this thing). the primary ammo for the mine is flour and with the solenoid it only shot the flour four feet into the air im hoping for at least six. does anyone no where i can buy a 1/4 electronic valve cheap? (a link would be very helpful)
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Unread postAuthor: jimmy101 » Wed May 16, 2007 9:27 am

You might try the water control valve from a dishwasher or laundry washer. IIRC dishwashers are 1/4" compression fittings (or something similar). Laundry machines use a "garden hose" inlet (3/4" or 1" or so).

Have a local junk yard?

Here are a couple that might work;
http://www.surpluscenter.com/item.asp?U ... tname=misc
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