Where to find a huge sprinkler valve to modify

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gwoloshyn
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Sun Oct 21, 2007 11:10 pm

Can anyone link me to find a 3" or larger sprinkler valve that I can mod for my next air cannon? It's gonna be huuuge.

OR, could I just make a piston valve with a 3-4 inch tee? It can be a barrel sealer or chamber sealer as I have access to a lathe. or two
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Sun Oct 21, 2007 11:17 pm

i am looking for the same thing. I went to the irritrol website where they have the sprinkler valve and dont sell it. I find that very ironic :roll:
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Sun Oct 21, 2007 11:31 pm

At that scale you're probably better off financially building your own piston valve.
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Sun Oct 21, 2007 11:33 pm

A 3" valve will cost you quite a bit unless you get a lucky deal on eBay or something, just build a piston valve, it should be more powerful if built correclty and cheaper.

I do remember not that long ago, spudtech member DR was giving away a 3" valve for free! Someone called dibs on it, then he changed his mind and kept it.
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Mon Oct 22, 2007 12:41 pm

I'll definatly be building my own piston valve, i have access to the machining and the last valve i built (my first) worked great!
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Mon Oct 22, 2007 2:01 pm

I'm building a twin 3in ported cannon now and the piston valves alone cost alot to make nevermind the sprinklers.
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Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:29 am

Damn, Home Depot and Lowes both don't carry pressure fittings over 2". IDK where else to get them besides teh intrn3t
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Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:38 am

Try a store that specializes in plumbing (which Im sure you have already). I had that same problem. Lowe's carries fittings over 1" in DWV. And Home Depot has some pressure fittings but not much that are large enough. If you happen to have a "Ace Hardware" try that.
I can get a 2" sprinkler valve for you but it's like $110 for it. Its made by Irritrol.
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Tue Oct 23, 2007 6:21 pm

You can get them off www.mcmaster.com or just look up plumbing supplies in the yellow pages.
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Tue Oct 23, 2007 6:26 pm

Ok, piston valves only cost the price of pvc to make, and that is not that much, sprinkler valves cost up to 80% more and don't carry that "i made it" factor, if you build your own valve you will feel awesome and impress some older engineers.
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Tue Oct 23, 2007 7:37 pm

my dad just bought two 80mm spinkler valves so you can get them.
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Tue Oct 23, 2007 7:37 pm

You forgot that piston valves perform better unless you are bad at making one.
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Tue Oct 23, 2007 7:40 pm

yeah i was just saying you can get them
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Tue Oct 23, 2007 7:43 pm

Yeah sorry I was replying to what spudgunnerwryyyyy said
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Tue Oct 23, 2007 8:16 pm

I'll try Ace Hardware and McMaster.. I can make some quality piston valves because I'm a machinist by trade. So I have tons of lathes and work.
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