Solenoid for WBL

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Postby NiborDude » Thu Mar 17, 2005 9:20 pm

Hello. I am a member of the super soaker community. I have created a water balloon launcher which uses a brass ball valve for releasing air. I am looking into replacing the ball valve with a solenoid valve. There are a couple questions I have though. Firstly, how does it work? Like, how does the valve open? Secondly, is there different shapes they come in? Lastly, how much further would it increase my range, if any? Thanks a lot.
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Postby Jspellman » Thu Mar 17, 2005 9:34 pm

Welcome to the forums! Here all of your wildest dreams come true! Ok, maybe not ALL of them...Anyways, go here to read how a solenoid sprinkler valve works: http://www.spudtech.com/content.asp?id=21
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Postby Dextromethorphan » Thu Mar 17, 2005 9:42 pm

As far as increase your range...it will help a lot! Everyone says that. If you only launch water balloons, though, the force of the air might break the balloon with the quicker valve...although I'm not a peumatics expert.
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Postby NiborDude » Fri Mar 18, 2005 3:35 pm

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="tahoma,verdana,arial" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Originally posted by Dextromethorphan
[br]As far as increase your range...it will help a lot! Everyone says that. If you only launch water balloons, though, the force of the air might break the balloon with the quicker valve...although I'm not a peumatics expert.
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I've been having some problems with that so I now use a foam cup to help the impact of the air. Thanks for the help.
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Postby PCGUY » Fri Mar 18, 2005 4:46 pm

Tell us how it works out :)
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