Modifying a specific rain bird valve...

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Postby spartan121 » Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:02 pm

I was wondering if anyone knew how to pneumatically actuate this valve. It is a 3/4" valve with anti backflow and such

http://www.rainbird.com/parts/images/th ... pg?id=2397

I find that it is very useful because it eliminates the need for 90 degree bends in over-unders. If anyone could help me with this, I would greatly appreciate it.
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Postby Gramanam011 » Fri Mar 09, 2007 12:23 pm

Well I am pretty sure that those valves are supposed to stink.

However, if you got some more detailed/internal pictures we[the forum] could figure out how to modify it.
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Postby hi. » Fri Mar 09, 2007 5:56 pm

My cousin used a valve like that, in fact I think it was the exact same one. He just used 3 9 volt batteries and a switch. They may not be the most powerful valve around, they dont "suck". That valve will give you maybe 100 fps higher than a ball valve.
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