Help With Sprinkler Valve

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Help With Sprinkler Valve

Post by martianshark » Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:16 am

I just bought a sprinkler valve, but I can't figure out how to use it. Can someone help me?

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Re: Help With Sprinkler Valve

Post by JuchTurtles » Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:14 pm

Is it a solenoid?

We need a little bit more info. There are several types of sprinkler valves.
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Re: Help With Sprinkler Valve

Post by martianshark » Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:21 pm

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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Re: Help With Sprinkler Valve

Post by zeda.beta » Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:36 pm

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. :eek:

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Re: Help With Sprinkler Valve

Post by martianshark » Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:24 pm

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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Re: Help With Sprinkler Valve

Post by martianshark » Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:36 pm

Hello?I had to add this because it said the message was too short.

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Re: Help With Sprinkler Valve

Post by JuchTurtles » Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:20 am

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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Re: Help With Sprinkler Valve

Post by SSCBen » Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:49 am

http://www.spudfiles.com/spud_wiki/inde ... kler_valve

This page has a lot of information and links to more information.

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Re: Help With Sprinkler Valve

Post by martianshark » Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:51 pm

Okay. I think I figured it out. Thanks.

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