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Unread postAuthor: Carlman » Thu Jul 03, 2008 4:11 am

I just scored my self a 50mm (2") sprinkler valve for $3 yes thats right folks $3, a perfectly good (-solenoid) sprinkler valve for three measly dollars :shock: :shock: lol

I went to my local recycling station where all the roadside bulk rubbish collection goes and the lady had no clue of the value :D

There was also an 80mm cross and some other pvc joints there.

i Could of spent hours there :roll:

EDIT: oh and i also just tapped it with a fitting to accept a 5/8" QEV as a pilot
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Thu Jul 03, 2008 4:44 am

:shock:

So the place you go is where they dump all the recycables? And they keep stuff that they could sell?
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Unread postAuthor: Carlman » Thu Jul 03, 2008 4:49 am

yea its bulk rubbish collection that you put on verge at a certain time of yr, and they take it away and sort out stuff they want to sell and rest is trash or recycled.

the pilot QEV i bought off ebay as a set of 6 for 50$ inc shipping from US, they are piston SQEVs.

So yea good buy aye :D
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Thu Jul 03, 2008 4:59 am

I'm about to buy a 1" sprinkler for $10 and i'm pretty damn happy :lol:

So yeah, you got a good deal alright :(
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Thu Jul 03, 2008 5:00 am

I can't say I'm envious, mostly because I don't much like building that large, but that doesn't mean I don't recognise that you've a good find there - you should be able to build something pretty decent with that.
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Unread postAuthor: Carlman » Thu Jul 03, 2008 5:05 am

yer im thinking tennis ball shotgun looking gun..

or sell it on ebay as a pre modded valve..

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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Thu Jul 03, 2008 6:09 am

sell it on ebay as a pre modded valve..


How about a weeks run here in Spudfiles Classified section so your fellow Spudfile members can get exclusive chance at getting it (if any is interested).
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Unread postAuthor: Sticky_Tape » Thu Jul 03, 2008 8:56 am

I say have a auction on Ebay for it.
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Unread postAuthor: Carlman » Thu Jul 03, 2008 9:55 am

yea i dont know yet, i have recently purchased about 1200 marbles so may make a marble shotgun... :D

but if i do sell it Spudfiles will get first dibs.
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Unread postAuthor: pizlo » Thu Jul 03, 2008 11:22 am

For the shotgun, milk cap, 20 marbles, milk cap and you have some carnage. I was doing this in a 1.5 inch on my 1 inch sprinkler gun, so yours should do better.
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Unread postAuthor: Carlman » Thu Jul 03, 2008 11:33 am

yea thanks pizlo, i plan to have 3 barrels 1.5" 2" and a TB 2.5", should be good :D

any ideas on if a 10mm 'EXHAUST' port qev with 3mm 'IN' and 'OUT' ports will pilot this all good?
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Unread postAuthor: Killjoy » Thu Jul 03, 2008 9:03 pm

Dammn thats a nice find, it's always nice ifnding people to sell you stuff they don't know the real value of.
And I'm loving the marble shotgun idea.
Though the deal of the century by be a little bit of an exageration (I think finding over 5 feet of 6" sch40 steal pipe for 20 bucks in a good condition when new it would be over 400 dollars is more of the deal of the century for me).
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Unread postAuthor: n-strike » Thu Jul 03, 2008 11:34 pm

Not fair! I'm gonna cry. And I thought $25 for a 3/4" was good...just kidding.
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What a waste of 300 spud bux.
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Unread postAuthor: Carlman » Fri Jul 04, 2008 12:45 am

It was MY deal of the century, better killjoy? lol Nice find aswell :D
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Unread postAuthor: Killjoy » Fri Jul 04, 2008 4:03 pm

haha much better. Still, your deal comes with much less assembly work then mine did, and I can't wait to see what you do with it.
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