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why are sprinkler valves used?

Unread postAuthor: milty » Fri May 13, 2005 4:37 pm

why do people use sprinkler valves on their potato guns? do they release air quicly? what's the advantage?
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Unread postAuthor: PCGUY » Fri May 13, 2005 6:08 pm

They open and release air much faster than ball valves. We also pneumatically mod them (search around if you don't know what I mean) to make them open faster.
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Unread postAuthor: Aaron ????? » Mon May 23, 2005 1:02 am

yea i just made a gun with a 1.5"chamber going to 1" then the solenoid valve then a 0.5" barrell
they are awesome!!!!!!!!!
we modded? it with a bike valve and a valve extender on it you press the white needle on the valve extender to set it off it sounds like a really loud fart
is this normal?????
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Unread postAuthor: spudshot » Mon May 23, 2005 3:25 am

a bike valve wont work well to release the air, get a blowgun or a ball valve to open the solenoid valve
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Unread postAuthor: iamthewalrus » Mon May 23, 2005 5:15 am

yes, u really need to go up to a blow gun, my gun makes the farting noise when it has a really bad fire or when i open it slowly, but when it fires right and fast it makes a crack sound, thats what u want
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Unread postAuthor: Aaron ????? » Tue May 24, 2005 2:09 am

oh ok we were going to thread a 1\4" hole 4 an air blow gun but it was to big to thread so we glued in a valve but ill go to my grandpas place and get him 2 help me
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