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post #1501 of 2409 (permalink) Old 04-06-2011, 01:20 PM
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Canadia Home Depot - Needle Valve A-41

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Just preparing my mind for this DIY!

I am reading all pages to do not so much questions at the end of this topic! I am already on page 74! (Almost theeeeeere) but it comes to a crucial question.
I am in Montreal/CA and the needle valve A-41 from the Canadian Home Depot looks a little bit different.

Do you guys see any difference?

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O-ring help.

I need the replacement o-ring for the asa on/off valve. After 2-3 use it leak bad at the on/off valve, dose anyone know where i can get the o-ring?
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Hello Guys!

Just preparing my mind for this DIY!

I am reading all pages to do not so much questions at the end of this topic! I am already on page 74! (Almost theeeeeere) but it comes to a crucial question.
I am in Montreal/CA and the needle valve A-41 from the Canadian Home Depot looks a little bit different.

Do you guys see any difference?

- PSI
- Connectors (male/female)

Thanks
Saulo
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O-ring help.

I need the replacement o-ring for the asa on/off valve. After 2-3 use it leak bad at the on/off valve, dose anyone know where i can get the o-ring?
At Lowes stores, BrassCraft # 0533 - 2 o-rings for .58 cents. The size is 1/4"ID x 3/8"OD x 1/16" Wall Thickness.

I'm not 100% certain sure if the above replacement o-rings will work for your ASA On/Off valve that you got else where. It might work, it might now.

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post #1504 of 2409 (permalink) Old 04-08-2011, 03:20 AM
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Does normal aquarium hose work? Or do I need to get the line from Lowes?
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No, it does not work. It's a bit too small.

The Co2 Tubing can be bought at Homedepot or Lowes(Unsure part number at Lowes).

Co2 Tubing (Part Number SVEB10 sold at Homedepot 10 feet is $2.14)

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Once you get the leaks sealed do u open the main valve al open or just crack it?

I can't get the leaks in mine to stop but wanted to ask about standard operating procedure.
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Fyi

Today I have visited a local Home Depot and find out that even though that here in Canada they dont show the LF on the watts a-41 is still the same US model.
Really simple and the co2 tube is available there to.

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Hello Guys!

Just preparing my mind for this DIY!

I am reading all pages to do not so much questions at the end of this topic! I am already on page 74! (Almost theeeeeere) but it comes to a crucial question.
I am in Montreal/CA and the needle valve A-41 from the Canadian Home Depot looks a little bit different.

Do you guys see any difference?

- PSI
- Connectors (male/female)

Thanks
Saulo
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Do lowes and home depot sell varying thickness of vinyl tubing? I heated mine up but I could not get the nut on it to screw it onto my needle valve. Did I get some that was to thick?
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Once you get the leaks sealed do u open the main valve al open or just crack it?

I can't get the leaks in mine to stop but wanted to ask about standard operating procedure.
A photo illustration of where it's leaking would be great. I examined this setup hundreds of times and possible know almost all aspect of it. I can definitely help you out, considering that you took your time in setting it up carefully the right way tightening down parts and using enough Teflon Tape.

If it leaks at the Needle Valve's left threads that goes into the ASA On/off Valve 1/8'' opening, your not using enough Teflon Tape or it's not wrench down tight enough.

If it leaks on the right side of the 1/4'' Needle Valve, there are multiple causes of this. Check the followings.

1. Not enough Teflon Tape around that 1/4'' Thread of the Needle Valve
2. Wrong size co2 tubing
3. Compression Ring have been damaged when not tightening it down right
4. The Compression Ring Nut, isn't wrench down tight enough

Let me know how it goes.

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Do lowes and home depot sell varying thickness of vinyl tubing? I heated mine up but I could not get the nut on it to screw it onto my needle valve. Did I get some that was to thick?
Lowes and Homedepot sells different size tubings. Gas, Chemical and Liquid rated.

The correct co2 tubing you want is the following..
Co2 Tubing (Part Number SVEB10 sold at Homedepot 10 feet is $2.14) It's Watts Brand.

If I remember correctly, it's should be the smallest size tubing that Lowes/Homedepot sells at the Plumbing departments below all the Brass and Copper fittings. The SVEB10, 10 meants 10 feet. If it says SVEB20, it will still work, the 20 is referencing the number of feet.

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Are all of the ASA on/off valves made by CP the same? I don't want to buy the wrong item online.
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Hey there

Not that I know of. CP (Custom Products) have several different ASA On/Off Valve that ranges for Mini to Long. They internally parts are different as well. Some "O" rings are a bit larger than the ones I use in the ASA On/Off Valve that I provide in Option #3.

The good thing with purchasing CP brand ASA On/Off Valve is that, majority of the Paintball Sport Stores carries all or most of it's replacement parts. Easy to get.

As far as part and replacement goes, keep in mind you're dealing with compressing liquid/gas. Eventually you will need to replace the "Plastic/Rubber" parts within the ASA On/Off Valve of any brand out there.

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Long day, whew.

Option #3 available. $38 shipped.

Add New Co2 Tubing per 2 feet = $2 dollars. You can add as much New Co2 Tubing as you want!

Let me know.

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Hey I just set up my system today. It seems to be working okay but I have a little problem of the pressure slowly draining. It will run for about 4 hours but slowly decrease from 3 bubbles a second to less than one. I think this is because I cant open the co2 tank fully or it will leak air out the ball joint valve. I am using the watts A-41 and I teflon taped that area but it still leaks when the tanks opened fully. The bolt can be tightened a little further but before I possibly damage it I wanted to check if this was the problem. When I run the system with the asa valve half way opened there is no leaks. What do you guys recommend
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The ASA On/off valve should be hand tighten down all the way onto the Pin Valve of the Paintball Co2 Tank.

As far as the top knob, while turning it clockwise to depress the Depress Pin, examine the Gauge at the same time. When the Gauge "Accepts" the Paintball Co2 Tank's pressure, you can then stop twisting on the ASA On/Off Valve's Top Knob.

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