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Is modding a sprinkler valve nessisary for a newby cannon?

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Is modding a sprinkler valve nessisary for a newby cannon?

Unread postAuthor: spudy buddy » Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:25 pm

I know I am totaly new to Spudfiles ,but I just wanted to ask a newby question. Is modding a valve totaly nessisary for a cannon to work? :? I mean can't you just hook it up to some batteries and call it good? I ask this because if I buy a valve it will be the only one I buy with no room for error. Drilling a hole through the cap seams kind of risky for my first gun.

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Unread postAuthor: mopherman » Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:31 pm

Modding the vave will give the gun a very significant performance increase. so ask yourself, "Do I want an ok gun, or do I want a Great gun?"
BTW, If you're not confident in drilling a proper hole, you need to work on your technique before you build a gun. welcome to spudfiles :D
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Unread postAuthor: elitesniper » Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:32 pm

Well, modding it will drastically increase performance but u can do battery if u want to build for looks more then power.
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Unread postAuthor: spudy buddy » Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:35 pm

Ok, will the increase be more or less than 2. Ex. 50 ft unmodded to 100 ft modded? :?:
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Unread postAuthor: elitesniper » Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:38 pm

well im not sure about the range ive only used modded ones but my friend has a battery acutated one that makes an annoying honking sound
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Unread postAuthor: mopherman » Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:38 pm

Nobody (to my knowledge) has ever formaly tested the performance increase. But the valve does open with a very solid BAM rather than a whimpy WHOPHSSSS. in other words, the valve opens much faster
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Unread postAuthor: spudy buddy » Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:43 pm

THX for the info. :D Kind of sad though :( because i thought a electricaly modded would be way easier then a pneumatic.
edit: what parts do i need for pneumatic modd?
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anything else?
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Unread postAuthor: mopherman » Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:44 pm

You dont have to mod it. you can start with electric and upgrade later.
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Unread postAuthor: spudy buddy » Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:47 pm

Hey your right! :blob: :D THX a lot. I'll start electric and upgrade later :P
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Unread postAuthor: spudy buddy » Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:51 pm

I origanaly saw, and was inspired by this electric gun.
http://members.aol.com/sph911/spud/sniper.html
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Unread postAuthor: elitesniper » Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:59 pm

modding it will save some money too :D just saying u dont have to though.
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Unread postAuthor: BC Pneumatics » Thu Nov 29, 2007 11:06 pm

If you are worried about damaging a valve, but really want a better cannon, you could get a pre-modded one.

http://www.bcvids.com/store/product_inf ... ucts_id=32
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Unread postAuthor: elitesniper » Thu Nov 29, 2007 11:20 pm

Yep or u could buy a premodded one. Hmm i wish bcarms could make a bolt action for 1inch pvc so you could put those rubber balls in :D
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Unread postAuthor: jimmy101 » Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:24 pm

Like Mopherman said, start with the stock valve and mod it later if you want to. You can even leave the solenoid intact when you do the mod and still be able to switch back to electrically fired if you want to.

Here is my version of the sniper (I didn't build the breach loading mechanism).
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Unread postAuthor: spudy buddy » Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:44 pm

jimmy101:Wow that's a nice gun! :shock: It's electric right?BTW is it ABS or PVC?

elitesniper: i thought moding it pneumaticaly cost more then electric :?: Gues i was wrong.

Also do I need anything els to mod it pneumaticaly? And which is better with or without a hose or does it not mater?

one last thing-is an electricaly moded solenoid better then a ball valve?
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