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Unread postAuthor: Torch » Tue Jul 11, 2006 4:46 pm

I ordered a lawngenie valve from homedepot.com and damnit I got the wrong one! Seems to have a guide rod-
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I cant find a way to mod around it at all. If anyone has modded this type of valve before please tell how you did it.. :? Thanks
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Unread postAuthor: SpudStuff » Tue Jul 11, 2006 4:59 pm

pull out the guide rod with a pair of pliers. stick it in the hole in the diaphram. bend ends into L shapes to hold it in. trim if nessessary
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Unread postAuthor: Torch » Tue Jul 11, 2006 5:11 pm

Really? Hmm...Would it be ok to let it hit the bottom of the valve? Just wanna make sure cause I wont have the cash for a new one for a while.
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Unread postAuthor: carlbelcher » Tue Jul 11, 2006 9:44 pm

You don't need the guide rod. Just pull it out and leave the hole in the diaphragm. The diaphragm need an equalization hole anyway.
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Unread postAuthor: SpudStuff » Tue Jul 11, 2006 9:48 pm

the hole without the rod is bigger then the port in a blogun
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Unread postAuthor: carlbelcher » Tue Jul 11, 2006 10:00 pm

I've never modified a lawngenie valve but on my orbit mod I just remove the guide rod and it works just great. the hole on orbits is less then 1/16" in diameter but that might be smaller than the holes on lawngenies.

Torch you should post a close up of the diaphragm.
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Unread postAuthor: Torch » Tue Jul 11, 2006 10:08 pm

Just finished modding it by bending the rod into a L shape and adding the blowgun, seems to hold water ok so it should work with air. Thanks for the help. :)
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Unread postAuthor: rna_duelers » Wed Jul 12, 2006 6:46 am

I modded one with a guide rod,i rmeoved the guide rod and filled the hole with epoxy,after it dried and hardend i heated a needle till it was red hot and pushed it through the epoxy so there was a small hole instead fot the large hole form the guide rod,and it worked well.
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