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Old 02-09-2010, 07:16 PM   #1
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Angry Help With Sprinkler Valve

I just bought a sprinkler valve, but I can't figure out how to use it. Can someone help me?
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Old 02-10-2010, 04:14 PM   #2
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Default Re: Help With Sprinkler Valve

Is it a solenoid?

We need a little bit more info. There are several types of sprinkler valves.
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Old 02-10-2010, 04:21 PM   #3
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I think it's solonoid... It has a small black cylindar on the top with wires coming out of it. Does that help?
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Old 02-11-2010, 04:36 PM   #4
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Default Re: Help With Sprinkler Valve

You first need to find out what voltage it operates at. Then you need to get the appropriate battery and figure out how you want to trigger it, button, switch, or some other homemade trigger. Sorry for the vague words, I still cannot find my solenoid valve, but I think that 12 volts was standard. If I am wrong, then sorry about the ruined valve.

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Default Re: Help With Sprinkler Valve

I know it uses electricity, but I don't know how to operate it. Does it just open up when the wires touch the right amount of voltage? And how does the black cylindar connect to the valve? And which end do I connect it to?
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Old 02-13-2010, 02:36 PM   #6
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Hello?I had to add this because it said the message was too short.
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Old 02-13-2010, 08:20 PM   #7
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Default Re: Help With Sprinkler Valve

I don't have any experience with these. All I know is that you can open it two ways, electrically or pnuematically. Pnuematically requires a mod to the valve so that it opens with the push of the button. For some reason I can't find a link but I know its somewhere on Spudfiles. Look it up on the Spudfiles and SSC forums. You find it somewhere. I don't know anything else. Sorry!
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Default Re: Help With Sprinkler Valve

http://www.spudfiles.com/spud_wiki/i...prinkler_valve

This page has a lot of information and links to more information.
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Old 02-15-2010, 05:51 PM   #9
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Okay. I think I figured it out. Thanks.
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