Electric Brewing Supply 30A BCS Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Automated Brewing Forum > Best Solenoid valves?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-17-2013, 04:13 AM   #1
NachoDaddy707
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Petaluma, CA
Posts: 5
Likes Given: 1

Default Best Solenoid valves?

Sorry if this info is in another thread. I'm shopping for some stainless 1/2", 2-way, (any voltage) solenoid valves for my automated build. They will be for my kettles and beer/H2O will be going through them. My design calls for 5 so I'm hoping to find some decently priced valves. I'm wondering if anyone has found a good deal on them anywhere or has had any good/bad experiences with any?

Any info is appreciated. Thanks!

__________________

"They brew 10,000 bottles a day. I take 45 off the assembly line and I'm the asshole"

NachoDaddy707 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-17-2013, 08:05 AM   #2
NachoDaddy707
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Petaluma, CA
Posts: 5
Likes Given: 1

Default

Found a ton of info after I posted, of course. But I'm still open to hearing good/bad experiences with solenoid valves

__________________

"They brew 10,000 bottles a day. I take 45 off the assembly line and I'm the asshole"

NachoDaddy707 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-17-2013, 11:21 AM   #3
Brewer Gerard
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Kilkenny, Ireland, Ireland
Posts: 156
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

I got four 1/2" ASCO solenoid valves which i'm still getting around to integrating. They were recommended on the electric forum i think. I'm intending using them just for supply to HLT, HEX and also as drain valves. It was also recommended to me by somebody not to use them in series with my pumps as they can be a bit harsh i.e. water hammer and back pressure. Motorized ball valves are apparently more suited. Check out The Flying Beers P&ID (diagram) for his build.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f170/my-...49/index6.html

It shows where solenoid valves are suitable. All the other valves are ball valves

__________________
Brewer Gerard is offline
NachoDaddy707 Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-18-2013, 04:12 AM   #4
NachoDaddy707
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Petaluma, CA
Posts: 5
Likes Given: 1

Default

Thanks man! Thats a great thread

__________________

"They brew 10,000 bottles a day. I take 45 off the assembly line and I'm the asshole"

NachoDaddy707 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Solenoid Valves Patirck DIY Projects 3 11-25-2012 09:47 PM
solenoid valves 77punx Electric Brewing 5 07-04-2012 09:05 PM
Gas Solenoid Valves? alowell DIY Projects 2 09-23-2010 01:23 AM
solenoid valves Midnigh7 DIY Projects 13 05-25-2010 12:50 PM
DudaDielsel Solenoid Valves... bkloos DIY Projects 0 11-27-2009 11:21 PM