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Postby PCGUY » Fri Apr 28, 2006 7:36 pm

<font color="green">Orignally posted by chewy (RIP), however stupid Snitz archived it so I have to repost it.

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http://forums.spudtech.com/topic.asp?AR ... IC_ID=6163</font>

http://www.pipestock.com/index.php - Pipestock. pressure rated piping and fittings.

http://www.evergreen-irrigation.co.uk/page2.htm - Evergreen Irrigation. fourth product down 1 inch solenoid valve.

http://www.koicarp.net/index.html - Koi carp. more pressure rated stuff, also appears to be cheaper

if you dont know what Class C, D, and E means heres a link to tables explaining it and much more:
http://www.pipestock.com/specs_pvc.php - PVC
http://www.pipestock.com/specs_abs.php - ABS
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Postby Facey » Thu May 25, 2006 7:02 pm

Hi, here are some links & info for UK spudgunners. I hope this is the right place for it. :)

Here is another 1" solenoid valve in a UK shop: http://www.irrigation-supplies.co.uk/in ... oductid=78
Data sheet for the valve: http://www.trustedpartner.com/docs/libr ... chinfo.pdf

K-Rain 1" solenoid electric valve

Max pressure = 150 PSI, Flow rate = 35 GPM. It has 1 inch female BSP threads.

<b>EDIT: Here are some photos of the valve I took. :) http://www.uksgc.co.uk/forums/index.php ... ost&p=3085

For any Americans interested in this valve, you can get an American version with I assume NPT threads at the K-Rain website: http://www.k-rain.com/index.cfm?fuseact ... N=31672765
Golf ball barrel:

16 BAR 50mm pipe from pipestock. These measurements are from http://www.pipestock.com/PVC-Pipe-Dimensions.php

Outside Diameter: 50mm
Wall thickness: 3.7 (16 BAR type)

3.7 * 2 = 7.4
50 - 7.4 = 42.6, so the bore is 42.6mm

Golf balls are: 42.67mm!!!! (0.07 mm to large (0.002 inches) but it should be a perfect tight fit.)

Tennis ball barrel:

Tennis ball = 63.5mm

75mm 16 BAR pipe = 5.6mm thick walls.

5.6 * 2 = 11.2
75 - 11.2 = 63.8

0.3mm larger than a tennis ball, so it should be a perfect fit.

Note - I have not tried either of these pipe sizes with the respective balls, I am just speculating based on the very accurate size information pipestock provide on their pipe. :)
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