Re: Solenoid Valve problem
- Thanks Jesse, but yeah, I'm positive. You can put your hand over the
end of the barrel and feel the air coming out. T
he diaphragm looks clean. Theres a plastic round thing that sits under
the diaphragm inside the inlet part that seems to form the seal with
the diaphragm, and I'm starting to think that is the only place it
could be leaking. I will investigate further.
BTW I'm still open to suggestions.
> Are you sure it's leaking into the barrel? I've had issues with air
> leaking out other places.. If you're sure it's leaking out into the
> barrel you could try cleaning the diaphragm..
> Make sure the manual release is screwed in all the way too..
> mttstrr wrote:
> > Hi all. I've built an air cannon using a 1"/25mm sprinkler solenoid
> > valve as the release. For some reason though I get air flowing through
> > the valve into the barrel, preventing any significant build up of
> > pressure. Thinking I had a faulty valve, I bought a similar but
> > different brand valve and had the same problem. I was wondering if
> > anyone else has had the same problem and whether I'm doing something
> > wrong. I've pulled the first valve apart several times to try and work
> > it out. I think the diaphram doesn't seal properly.