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Unread postAuthor: ProfessorAmadeus » Sun May 14, 2006 9:35 am

Im having trouble with my modded sprinker valve and i got the exact same kind as in the How-To and followed all the diretions but when i fill my chamber the pressure goes right through the other end of the valve.PLEAS HELP.
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Unread postAuthor: Vincente » Sun May 14, 2006 9:54 am

That happened to me too on my first modded sprinkler valve. The pressure needs to be around 20 PSI before the valve will close.

Also, on my valve there was a white plastic piece on the diaphragm. If there is one on yours, take it off.
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Unread postAuthor: ProfessorAmadeus » Sun May 14, 2006 10:32 am

but how do you get it to that pressure without it all leaking out and is the white thing the piece that takes up about half of the diaphram???
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Unread postAuthor: ProfessorAmadeus » Sun May 14, 2006 10:58 am

Hey i fixxed the problem and boy was it a stupid one. i forgot to fill the soloniod hole with glue now it works just fine.YEAH!!!
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Unread postAuthor: SpudStuff » Sun May 14, 2006 11:23 am

If it happens again there could be shavings, dust, or dirt on the diaphram seal perventing it from properly sealing
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Unread postAuthor: ProfessorAmadeus » Sun May 14, 2006 3:24 pm

now that thw epoxy dryed it worked once then didnt work anymore.I looked for dirt on the diaphram but theres nothing. I dont understand do you think that its broken?
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Sun May 14, 2006 3:32 pm

Is there a spring helping seal the diaphram?
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Unread postAuthor: ProfessorAmadeus » Sun May 14, 2006 3:33 pm

yes there is a spring
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Sun May 14, 2006 3:39 pm

Is it to strong, pushing it in a cone shape not allowing it to seal? maby? Not strong enough? Piloting passage ways cracked allowing the air to escape??
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Unread postAuthor: ProfessorAmadeus » Sun May 14, 2006 3:56 pm

ok if the pitot vavle is leaking from the base would that affect the diaphram to be pushed down and seal because that is what i think is happening. Does that make sense?
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Sun May 14, 2006 5:37 pm

Yes if it is leaking bad enough. Did you hear the air whooshing through? Try wetting the diaphram once to see if that will make it seal.
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Unread postAuthor: ProfessorAmadeus » Sun May 14, 2006 5:45 pm

ok i use a lot of teflon tape and now im going to epoxy my blow gun into it right after i wet the diaphram. i hope this works or else i just wasted 12 bucks.
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Sun May 14, 2006 6:18 pm

Dude just squirt water were you put the air in, it will find it's way to the diaphram and make it wet.
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Unread postAuthor: rna_duelers » Mon May 15, 2006 1:08 am

See if the valve is facing the right way there is an arrow to show flow direction this happend with my gun when i first had a modded sprinkler valve.
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Unread postAuthor: ProfessorAmadeus » Mon May 15, 2006 8:56 pm

yeah it works, it actualy works. thanks for all the help
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