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Unread postAuthor: Trumpetrhapsody » Tue Jun 13, 2006 8:20 pm

I followed the PVC Balistics guide for building the sprinker valve cannon, built it all right, but the sprinkler valve won't open. We're getting 27 volts just fine, but the valve won't open. I noticed that on the valve, it says 24 volts AC 60hz, and batteries are most definately DC. How have you guys gotten this to work?

Here is the page I based mine on:
http://members.aol.com/sph911/spud/electronic.html
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Unread postAuthor: benstern » Tue Jun 13, 2006 8:39 pm

Double check your connection!
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Unread postAuthor: Atlantis » Tue Jun 13, 2006 8:56 pm

Is it facing the right way? There should be an arrow on it.
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Unread postAuthor: Trumpetrhapsody » Tue Jun 13, 2006 9:26 pm

Yeah everything is hooked up right, and the arrows are pointing the right way. The valve just won't open. The valve being AC doesn't matter?
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Unread postAuthor: frogy » Tue Jun 13, 2006 9:33 pm

What kind of valve is it? If it's pneumatically modifiable I would do that, it will save you trouble and it's a lot better than electrical

If it's doesn't work because it needs AC, screw the electrical thing, it's way cheaper to make it pneumatic ( about $10 ) than to buy an inverter.
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Sun Oct 08, 2006 3:03 am

Does the solenoid make a noise when the voltage is applied?
Are your batteries charged?
Maybe your valve is faulty?
Take your battery to a hardware store and try the battery on one of there valves.
Do you have trouble sleeping at night?
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Unread postAuthor: tntlly » Sun Oct 08, 2006 3:23 am

i agree with froggy, just go pneumatic. with my first gun i did the electric thing and it was okay but then i accidentally left it on and the batteries died (i know i should have made a momentary on/off button but all i had was one toggle) but still, i started using modified sprinklers and its much better
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Sun Oct 08, 2006 11:55 am

I had a nice control box before I went pneumatic.
It was all in a prokect enclosure.
It had a switch and a momentary switch.
When the switch was on a Red led switch came on to say that it was armed.
And I could fire it like a rocked launcher.
WHich is hard to do now.
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Unread postAuthor: BC Pneumatics » Mon Oct 09, 2006 12:26 am

Congratulations Frankrede!
You have received the first annual Blatant Bragging Award!
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Mon Oct 09, 2006 12:31 am

I just wanted to tell evreyone.
After all whats the point of having nice things if know one knows about it.
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Unread postAuthor: iamthewalrus » Mon Oct 09, 2006 12:31 am

frankrede, plz...PLZ..explain to me why you 1. didnt answer the question at all, and 2. posted about u triumph over a combustion item inside a thred for pnermatic help?? and i support BC's post, congrats on ur award...
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