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Unread postAuthor: kto » Thu Jun 23, 2005 5:43 pm

My sprinkler valve wont work

i moded it and everything but it still leaks
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Unread postAuthor: spudshot » Thu Jun 23, 2005 5:55 pm

alright, first off, welcome to the forums, second, edit your post, dont double post (i modified your post for you). third, a little more detail would be nice.
open it up and check the diaphragm (rubber piece) to make sure theres no pvc dust or any debris in it, that'll stop if from sealing.
also make sure its on the right way, there should be an arrow on the valve which needs to point toward the barrel.
if you removed the solenoid (black thing with wires) you need to either put it back on, or fill the hole with epoxy.
make sure the threads of the fitting you tapped into the top of the valve arent getting in the way of the diaphragm, if they're in too far the valve wont work right
you cant fill from the valve ( putting air in from the top of the valve where you tapped in the fitting
what are you filling your cannon with, 12v? bike pump? air compressor?
check for leaks by pumping air in and spraying soapy water around the valve, it may be leaking from the hole you drilled in the top of the valve, make sure you used teflon tape when you put the fitting in

EDIT: dont make 2 topics about the same thing i deleted your other one
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Unread postAuthor: kto » Thu Jun 23, 2005 5:59 pm

well like is a orbit 3/4" diaphram valve i attached a blowgun on the top im using air compresser when i put in air, the valve makes this farting sound

i got it to work thanks for your reply and could you tell me how to delete topics?
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Unread postAuthor: spudshot » Thu Jun 23, 2005 6:14 pm

i dont believe that members can delete posts, i can because i'm a moderator, if you accidentally make 2 topics or something, just PM me or E-mail me
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Unread postAuthor: saladtossser » Thu Jun 23, 2005 6:17 pm

i have read 3 of these questions in this month, we should make a newbie corner like on spudtech and a trouble shooting guide.

back on topic, clean it, check it for leaks and fix the leak. also it will open if you pump it too fast, maybe you can pump it from the place that is modded(slow but no leaking).

ps only moderators can delete stuff and like spudshot said dont double post.

just seeing if people can read this useless message
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Unread postAuthor: spudshot » Thu Jun 23, 2005 6:33 pm

well, a newbie forum may help, but for now i'm just copying and pasting help guides i've come up with, like for sprinkler valves, what kind of pipe to get, etc etc etc
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