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Postby Snitz User » Thu Aug 21, 2003 8:07 pm

So, I went to the store today to start buying parts for the pneumatic launcher that I am building. I am copying the design for the TBL1000X2, on the Low Powered launchers page. What I am using is a 1.5" elbow into a 1.5" - 1" threaded reducer into a 1" nipple into the sprinkler valve into another nipple into a the female reducers into the 3" chamber. After purchasing all of these, I had to go to a differant store to buy my sprinkler valves. I couldn't find rainbirds, so I setteled on 1" water masters. And to my dismay, the 1" nipple wouldn't fit into the 1" sprinkler valve. WTF! Now do I have to buy new fittings, and if so what, or can I get sprinkler valves that my 1" nipples will fit into?

Thanks for any help!!:)
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Postby someguynamedchris » Thu Aug 21, 2003 8:10 pm

are they 3/4" valves or do they just not fit? what ever you do, do not do anything to the valves you might want to return them.

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Postby Snitz User » Thu Aug 21, 2003 8:24 pm

The box says 1" , and 1" nipples are too big. they have already been returned.
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Postby andeh » Thu Aug 21, 2003 9:03 pm

they were NPT nipples... right? That's really weird. Maybe there's something in the threads or you aren't putting it in straight... been there done that.
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Postby Snitz User » Thu Aug 21, 2003 9:07 pm

NPT? it isnt the threads, the nipples are way to big.
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Postby TimB » Fri Aug 22, 2003 12:21 am

either you didnt buy 1" nipples, or you bought 3/4" valve that was mistakenly put in a 1" box. that kinda thing happens to me all the time, but with fittings. i grab a coupler or something out of the 1.5" box, get home and its a 2" it got put in the wrong box. if its way to big like you say, then it is almost for sure the difference between 3/4" and 1" pieces. just measure the opening, if its closer to 3/4" you have a 3/4" valve, if its closer to 1", your nipples were too big.
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Postby Snitz User » Fri Aug 22, 2003 12:32 am

Always having problems with my nipples.

Thanks alot for the help!!
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Postby Bartman007 » Fri Aug 22, 2003 1:11 am

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="tahoma,verdana,arial" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Originally posted by Mr.spud
[br]Always having problems with my nipples.

Thanks alot for the help!!
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I don't think I really wanna know but... pipe nipples or the other ones? or both:?:


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Postby Snitz User » Fri Aug 22, 2003 10:33 am

dude, the pipe nipples. What are you thinking about?

lol
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