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I've seen alot of different things used as solenoids and don't know what to use. I don't get what you hook the split extension cord up to once its plugged into the solenoid. Help would be appreciated.
 

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also - another first things first question - what kind are you using? commercial or hacked sprinkler/washing machine valve?
 

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It's true , you have to start with the basics. What type of prop are you going for and what type of valve are you going to use? Certain valves are better for certain applications.
 

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I'm really sorry for the lack of information. Well.... I'm looking to build a corpse that comes down from the celling, a pop up, and an ankle tickler. I've looked at washer valves which look like they would be the easiest but maybe I'm wrong?
 

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so do you want to go the hacked route? like with store bought stuff locally? if so, we can direct you to several sights that have information on how to rig up both the washing machine one and the sprinkler one - ive never had the best luck trying to find the washing machine one - but the sprinkler valves usually ran me about 12-15

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Yes, hacked is what I will go with. I know for the hacked ones you have to run an extension cord into it, would it work to then hook up the male end in a sensor light?
 

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Anybody know of a place were I can get 2-way solenoid manifolds? I was thinking of a new project and I need to shoot air out of a bunch of holes. I know I can use 2-way considering the air doesn't need to actuate anything. I was just thinking of a manifold just to keep things organized I don't want 10 individual solenoids just sitting on the back of my wall.
 

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these little puppies are awesome - i use this exact valve on many of my props - easy - good air flow - decent price - id buy several if you plan on making multiple props - just hook your wires up and its plug and play - riley
 

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Thanks for the info...

I ordered 2 from LOWES online. Ebay had some of the one's that, for lack of a name, U- shaped...I like this one straight in and out. Going to pick them up today.

Both of these will go into my toxic barrel spitter guy...one to raise him up the other to make him spit (thanks to Procrastinators info)...water involved so I wanted to stay away from 110...lol.

Thanks again,

Dennis
 

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Anybody know of a place were I can get 2-way solenoid manifolds? I was thinking of a new project and I need to shoot air out of a bunch of holes. I know I can use 2-way considering the air doesn't need to actuate anything. I was just thinking of a manifold just to keep things organized I don't want 10 individual solenoids just sitting on the back of my wall.
I have never seen 2 way solenoid manifolds but you could always use 3 way valves. If there is no stored pressure the exhaust port will just sit there unused.

These are my favorite to use http://evilusions.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=26_36_62&products_id=76 with a http://evilusions.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=26_36_67&products_id=114 and a http://evilusions.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=26_36_67&products_id=112 and 2 of http://evilusions.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=26_36_67&products_id=117
 

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Solenoid valves

You can buy groups of used pneumatic solenoid valves for very little money on eBay. These are generally 24 volt.

-Brian
 

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Thanks guys, I will keep my eye on ebay for those valves. I was hoping to find a manifold but I don't think I will be able to. Oh well my back wall will be full of tubes and solenoids, hopefully I will be able to keep it organized.
 
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