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Unread postAuthor: brisingre » Sat May 03, 2008 9:31 pm

I am looking for a good source for schraeder valves, sprinkler valves, and 3" to 1" pvc couplings. As for the first two, I would go to spudtech, which is what put me on to this place, but his store is down. I am wondering where he gets his trigger-style sprinkler valves, as I haven't seen those anywhere, and I am looking for cheap shcraeder valves, because I am making a small fleet of pneumatic guns for a game my friends and I play (think of it as paintball on next to no budget.) I don't know if the couplings I need even exist. I can't find them anywhere.

Also, if anyone can recommend a good source for a barbecue ignitor, it would be nice. I can find one easily, but if anyone has any recomendations...

I am a total newb, and I really don't know what I am doing, but this place looks incredible, and I have always had a certain fascination with things that shoot and explode.
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Unread postAuthor: judgment_arms » Sat May 03, 2008 9:33 pm

brisingre wrote:I am looking for a good source for schraeder valves, sprinkler valves, and 3" to 1" pvc couplings...

McMaster Car… nuff said.

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Unread postAuthor: brisingre » Sat May 03, 2008 9:41 pm

Thank you so much. This looks awesome! I can do the trigger mechanisms myself, and if these people don't have 3" to 1" couplings, they don't exist. I'll just do two steps, it's not hard. Thanks again, man.
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Unread postAuthor: brisingre » Sat May 03, 2008 10:19 pm

Actually, I think I still need sprinkler valves. McMaster Carr has them, but they are really pricey.
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Unread postAuthor: benstern » Sat May 03, 2008 10:24 pm

No hardware stores nearby?
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Unread postAuthor: brisingre » Sat May 03, 2008 10:28 pm

Well, there are, but they don't have a good selection. I have had a hell of a time with pvc fittings, and the schraeder valves and sprinkler valves were simply not to be had.
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Unread postAuthor: brogdenlaxmiddie » Sat May 03, 2008 10:31 pm

at lowes, for shrader valves, look in the section with the large hot water tanks... thats where i found them:D
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Unread postAuthor: brisingre » Sat May 03, 2008 10:33 pm

I'm in the middle of nowhere. I don't have a lowes for an hours drive. Thanks, though. If I ever end up there, I'll check. What's the model number of the generic bicycle pump schraeder valve, anyway?

EDIT:
Google Product search turned up some sprinkler valves.
any problem with these?
http://www.acehardwaresuperstore.com/wa ... tml?ref=42
$20 is a bit steep, but it's acceptable. If I can get a whole gun in at $35, that's not too shabby.
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Unread postAuthor: TurboSuper » Sun May 04, 2008 8:00 am

There's always Ebay... :D

I did find a valve on some other hardware site for $13 once, although I forget which.
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Unread postAuthor: MaxuS the 2nd » Sun May 04, 2008 3:12 pm

Schraders are also known as 'Tank Valves' if that helps. Hence the fact that you can find them in with hot water tanks, as brogden said.
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Unread postAuthor: brisingre » Sun May 04, 2008 9:54 pm

Thanks, guys. This should be very helpful.
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