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Old 08-06-2012, 11:51 PM   #21
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I honestly don't think I'll be able to do another order. Apparently they now offer paypal as an option so a little easier for everyone. Check out alibaba.com and the valves.


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Old 08-16-2012, 12:26 AM   #22
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Default Also looking for valves

I am kicking myself right now for not ordering the valves six months ago, but I didn't have the money at the time. Now that I do, I can't seem to find any at reasonable prices. Anyone know of any other dealers?


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Old 08-16-2012, 01:59 AM   #23
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Did you try direct from manufacturer? Takes about two weeks, but good pricing if getting several
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Old 08-21-2012, 02:56 AM   #24
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I found some dude on eBay. Supposedly I have bought them at a reasonable price (read: the price I paid was reasonable, hopefully they stack up). Until they show up at my front door I am skeptical but so far little cause for concern. I tried alibaba.com and found the site to be confusing and the vendor took over a week to email me back. I am a child of the 80's, if I don't have an answer in two days I am moving on. However, I saw that oscsys.com now has them for sale again (downside to being an 80's kid, I had already bought them from dude on eBay...).
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:26 PM   #25
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Not to revive a somewhat dead thread, but this is the best discussion on valves I've found yet. I'd like to include electric valves in my build, but don't intend to use any computerized automation. I like gizmos, but suck at coding, so I want to wire my valves to individual switches. Push a button, valve opens - that simple. Is anyone planning to install their valves in a switched configuration like I describe? Any experiences to share?
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:19 PM   #26
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Really easy to do! All you need is 12v DC psu and spst per valve. Wire 12vdc +/- constant switch the yellow trigger. PM me if you need more info.

You could use 9v batteries if needing portable option.
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Seems easy enough. What I can gather from the data sheets, power draw is low enough that I could run the valve straight through a decent SPST switch without worrying about a relay. It's coming together, build post will be forthcoming.
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Old 10-26-2012, 05:21 AM   #28
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ohh yea very little amperage is needed.
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Old 10-26-2012, 01:37 PM   #29
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Really easy to do! All you need is 12v DC psu and spst per valve. Wire 12vdc +/- constant switch the yellow trigger. PM me if you need more info.

You could use 9v batteries if needing portable option.
I have no idea what all of those initials stand for, but I am interested in learning. I was planning on using 24vac valves, is there any advantages to using 12vdc. I'm a plumber not an electrician so please be clear. Thank you.
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No benefit, with 24v you could use doorbell transform. I use 12v as I will also be running 12v pumps, air pump, and brewtroller.


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