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Sprinkler Valve Problem

Unread postAuthor: wowaguy » Mon Aug 12, 2013 4:44 pm

Hi guys!

I'm making a cannon that has an electrically activated sprinkler gun that has a ball valve in the back.

The problem is, whenever I open the ball valve to fill the intermediate chamber, air bursts out of the sprinkler valve! I'm only pressurizing it up to ~30psi, and the air is still coming out. Am I doing something wrong? I've checked all my connections and there's no problem there.

Thanks!
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:33 pm

Are the arrows on the valve pointed to the barrel? Some pictures of your setup would help...
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Unread postAuthor: Gun Freak » Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:45 pm

You need to take the valve apart and remove the plastic part that stops air from equalizing in the diaphragm. Pictures will help.
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