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Unread postAuthor: iamthewalrus » Mon Mar 28, 2005 9:41 pm

is anyone familiar with rainbird sprinkler valves?? because thats all my hardware stores have and i was wondering if it has to be modded differently because of the little black thing on the top, not the solinoid though, the other black thing. do i have to just drill on the side or can i jsut mod it like a normal one?? and when buying a sprinkler valve do i want a automatic in-line valve??
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Unread postAuthor: Rehab Ralph » Wed Mar 30, 2005 5:58 pm

Rainbirds are fine. If theres a thing on top, drill in the side. Just buy a regular sprinkler valve...
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Unread postAuthor: iamthewalrus » Wed Mar 30, 2005 6:04 pm

thanks a bunch, now i can finish my cannon
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Unread postAuthor: Spencer » Fri Apr 29, 2005 5:09 am

Is it possible to mod the valve through the threads at the top that the twisty thing is in?
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Unread postAuthor: iamthewalrus » Fri Apr 29, 2005 5:17 am

no, becaue the solinoid doesnt open like a blowgun it lifts to let air out of already made holes
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Unread postAuthor: Aaron ????? » Mon May 23, 2005 1:19 am

im not getting u
i know how the valve works but how does the soleniod actually work???
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Unread postAuthor: spudshot » Mon May 23, 2005 3:26 am

the solenoid is covering a little hole that is used as the pilot trigger, when you apply electricity the solenoid pulls up a little bit, opening the little hole which emptys the pilot and fires the valve
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Unread postAuthor: Aaron ????? » Mon May 30, 2005 4:24 am

oh ok now i get how there is two holes in the solenoid hole i want to fill up the sloenoid hole do i hahe to fill the whole bit up with epoxy or just seal up the little hole where the air comes out
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Unread postAuthor: iamthewalrus » Mon May 30, 2005 7:07 am

u can just fill the little hole the solinoid is covering, but if ur using apoxy its just easier to fill the whole thing. but make sure u take the face off the valve so once u start filling the hole the appoxy doesnt leak onto the phram
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Unread postAuthor: Aaron ????? » Mon Jun 06, 2005 4:14 am

oh ok but i probably wont do that for a while because i use the solenoid as a handle to press the trigger
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