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Unread postAuthor: FLCLcowdude » Thu May 31, 2007 11:44 pm

Howdy people, I am new around here. You can call me cow dude if you want. I am a little of an electronics nerd if you want to say, but I really want to make my pneumatic cannon remote controlled. I bought today a Toro 1 inch Inline Jar Top Valve. For sprinklers, of course... Model number 53709, just if you wanted to know. So, I can return this valve and get a new one, but I want to know, will an existing solenoid valve hold air, in the neighborhood of about 100 PSI, or will I have to modify it. I just would really like to keep it electronic controlled, because I am replacing my ball valve on the gun with an electronic valve. If you need pictures of my gun, I have them at my disposal too.

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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Fri Jun 01, 2007 5:44 am

Yes, it should hold fine. Post pics anyway, and we love video's of spudding here. Welcome to Spudfiles!
1 question, Why did you decide on a jar top sprinkler valve? Most use inline valves, i think Frank use a jar top for one of his cannons.
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Unread postAuthor: FLCLcowdude » Fri Jun 01, 2007 5:27 pm

The guy at home depot said that the toro's had the highest working pressure... I figured I would give his advice a shot.
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Unread postAuthor: boilingleadbath » Fri Jun 01, 2007 6:10 pm

Highest of the major brands, anyways, at 150 psig.
It'll work fine for the pressures you plan on using.

As a note, electrically actuating the valve gives lower performance than a valve modded for pneumatic operation.
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Unread postAuthor: FLCLcowdude » Fri Jun 01, 2007 10:08 pm

Is there any way for under 35 dollars that I could keep the performance, but fire it electronically?
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Unread postAuthor: VH_man » Fri Jun 01, 2007 10:18 pm

actuate the modified valve with an electronic one.......
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Unread postAuthor: FLCLcowdude » Fri Jun 01, 2007 10:23 pm

Damn good idea. Thanks man.
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Unread postAuthor: FLCLcowdude » Sat Jun 02, 2007 11:57 am

So I think that I am going to return this jar top and get another valve. Like a rain bird inline, then mod it. Thanks for everyone's help.
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Unread postAuthor: pyromaniac » Sat Jun 02, 2007 12:01 pm

good never trust home depot people they have no clue whta they are talkign about.

welcome and post that cannon when your done.
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