Modding A Sprinkler Valve

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Fri Dec 28, 2007 8:49 pm

Sorry if this is a late post, but if you dont want to stick a hose in it, do you just put a blowgun in there? Sorry if this sounds like a stupid question.
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Fri Dec 28, 2007 10:27 pm

spudnik11 wrote:Sorry if this is a late post, but if you dont want to stick a hose in it, do you just put a blowgun in there? Sorry if this sounds like a stupid question.
It's alright to post in a dead topic like this if you have something useful to say. Since this topic probably will never die, asking questions is fine.

If you had looked at more then 5 pneumatic guns that use sprinkler valves, you would have your answer. Which is yes, you just tap the blow gun straight in.
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My question is I have one that has a guide rod straight down the middle and its attached to the top. Do I just drill straight through it or something else?
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Wed Jan 02, 2008 12:13 am

did u get it from Bunnings for like 20$, i just drilled to one side of it, but remember to make the inside of the blowgun thread flush with the inside plastic as i didnt do this on my first and it cut the diaphragm
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Yep bunnings for $24.95. And thanks mate. Appreciate it :thumbright:
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Howmuch does that model of Orbit sprinkler valve usualy cost? AUD that is. Because I don't seem to be able to find one anywhere so I was thinking of buying one online, and I dont have any price comparisson.
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Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:30 am

I know i will probably get blasted for this, and the answer is really obvious but i couldn't find it so here goes. What is the purpose of a sprinkler valve? Why not use a ball valve? I noticed it is electrical, how do you use it? I hope you can be nice to a noob and help me out
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Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:33 am

You couldn't find it? WTF?

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The purpose of said valve is to increase open time. It allows for a much faster opening time than a ball valve. It can be modded to increase it even further.
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The_Crow681 wrote:What is the purpose of a sprinkler valve? Why not use a ball valve? I noticed it is electrical, how do you use it? I hope you can be nice to a noob and help me out
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you could have checked the Wiki.

You can modify a sprinkler valve to be actuated manually instead of electrically, and in turn give much better performance. The major advantage over a ball valve is much better opening time which translates into better performance. It's also much more comfortable to use if you want to actually aim your launcher at something.
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Thankyou guys very much, it's been a great help. I am just generally not very good at looking for things... But I understand now - It's much appreciated :D
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there is another member that I dont know is active anymore with the same avatar called spudthud i think.
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Spudthug, to be correct.

he hasnt been here for a while.
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Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:20 am

I finnaly got around to modding my sprinkler valve and it made a hella lot of diffrence.
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Fri Mar 07, 2008 4:34 pm

I wonder if anyone out there can assist me

I went to my Rainbird dealer, here in Buffalo (No one else carries these valves) and he could not help me without a part number (He showed me a wharehouse full of yalves and fittings).

Neither can the Watermaster web site, they also need a part number.

Would those of you who have used these recommended valves be so kind as to lookup the p/n for me?

Thanks in advance, Spudsters!

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Fri Mar 07, 2008 5:34 pm

Go look up Irritol Valves. How can you not find a sprinkler valve, walk into your local home depot go to the irrigation section and find the sprinkler valves dude very very simple
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