Sprinkler Valve Troubleshooting Guide

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Sat May 18, 2013 1:49 am

Hmmm.. what's with the recent influx of non-spudgun related sprinkler valve queries?
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Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:31 pm

I am using an orbit watermaster to trigger a piston valve and I'm using the solenoid to trigger the watermaster. My problem is that every time I fire the solenoid blows out of the housing. Not sure what to do about it.
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Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:37 am

BobZimski wrote:I am using an orbit watermaster to trigger a piston valve and I'm using the solenoid to trigger the watermaster. My problem is that every time I fire the solenoid blows out of the housing. Not sure what to do about it.
I have to admit, this is a 1st problem / issue of this kind I've seen in all my time here at Spudfiles. Kudos for sticking with it!
For a quick and simple fix mod the sprinkler valve for pneumatic actuation. Blow gun is the way to go.

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Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:24 am

Well, I figured it out already. Not a pneumatic problem at all just a recoil and not having enough clearance to nearby objects problem. oops
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