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why doesnt my sprinkler valve work?

Unread postAuthor: jdp204 » Fri Mar 11, 2005 5:20 pm

i followed the how to on this sight but the valve is letting air through it.

anything i can do to dertimine why?

btw its the same valve as in the how to just its a 1" size and the diphram thing is black instead of tan.
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Unread postAuthor: PCGUY » Fri Mar 11, 2005 5:50 pm

Any chance your filling your cannon with a bike pump or something?
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Unread postAuthor: spudshot » Fri Mar 11, 2005 6:01 pm

did you leave the noid in or epoxy the hole? bike pumps wont give enough flow to seal it, you might have tapped the hole too big, try loads of teflon tape on it, but dont force it in hard. when you tapped the hole some of the plastic shavings may have gotten inside, open it up, and blow everything out of there with compressed air.
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Unread postAuthor: BC Pneumatics » Fri Mar 11, 2005 7:02 pm

Is it on backwards?
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Unread postAuthor: jdp204 » Fri Mar 11, 2005 9:53 pm

im not using a bike pump. its letting air out of the barrell. ive siliconed the outdside of the hole, so its not leaking. im not sure if thier are some shaving in their, what would that do? i left the selenoid in the valve, should i take it out? this is frustrating, i think i might go buy a new one and power it electrical if i cant do this, is it usually easy?
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Unread postAuthor: BC Pneumatics » Fri Mar 11, 2005 10:11 pm

Shavings will preent the diaphram from sealing. Seriously, make sure it is not on backwards...
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Unread postAuthor: jdp204 » Fri Mar 11, 2005 10:25 pm

its not on backwards, the arrows point from chamber to barrell. im scared to buy another one and mess it up, it could get expensive and make me really mad if it doesnt work. i think it might be that my barbed adapter is leaking, even thought i sealed it. ill try blowing out the shavings. do you think ill mess it up again?
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Unread postAuthor: BC Pneumatics » Fri Mar 11, 2005 11:41 pm

Only one way to find out....
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Unread postAuthor: jdp204 » Sat Mar 12, 2005 1:46 am

well ill try it tomorrow and let you know how it goes. i hope i dont kill it again
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Unread postAuthor: BC Pneumatics » Sat Mar 12, 2005 4:55 pm

You can probably fix this one. Ar you sure you put the spring and everything back in after you cleaned it?
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Unread postAuthor: julz » Mon Apr 25, 2005 4:41 pm

wait wait wait. so ur all saying that if i have a sprinkler valve and a bike pump it will leak? what if i have a good pump? this is gonna devestate my project :?
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Unread postAuthor: iamthewalrus » Mon Apr 25, 2005 4:50 pm

this problem was solved long ago, his valve leaked because he didnt appoxy it right, bike pumps work fine, thats how i fill my paintball sniper, and it has a sprinkler valve
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Unread postAuthor: julz » Mon Apr 25, 2005 4:51 pm

cool. i was worried there. so with a sprinkler valve i just folow the instructions on the site and epoxy up the gaps?
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Unread postAuthor: iamthewalrus » Mon Apr 25, 2005 4:56 pm

u just appoxy the hole where the solinoid used to be, i think u can just leave ithe solinoid in and not apoxy at all, but im not 100% on that.
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Unread postAuthor: julz » Mon Apr 25, 2005 4:59 pm

ok. and does the blowgun handle thing just open or close the diaphram? that's about the only oter thing i am unsure about
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