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Well my setup has been working great up until today. I got my tank refilled and went to put the ASA on, lost almost all my CO2.

I screw the ASA on to the tank and started to turn the ASA valve down to open the tank, CO2 started rushing out the ASA valve at the top. So I unscrewed it and tried again, lost the rest of the tank.

Is the ASA faulty or what now? I have no idea what to do and really am getting tired of getting refills because of this stupid thing.

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When taking the ASA apart there are two O-rings on the little brass piece itself. It seems to fit awfully loose inside there, but I wasn't that observant before to know if it was or wasn't loose before.

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Well my setup has been working great up until today. I got my tank refilled and went to put the ASA on, lost almost all my CO2.

I screw the ASA on to the tank and started to turn the ASA valve down to open the tank, CO2 started rushing out the ASA valve at the top. So I unscrewed it and tried again, lost the rest of the tank.

Is the ASA faulty or what now? I have no idea what to do and really am getting tired of getting refills because of this stupid thing.

Mines did the same thing. Fury said the little o rings were the problem but I havent been able to get to them. I too am a little frustrated and sick of this setup.

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Mines did the same thing. Fury said the little o rings were the problem but I havent been able to get to them. I too am a little frustrated and sick of this setup.
That's a bummer. Guess I'll pull them off and head to Home Depot or something tomorrow. If that doesn't fix it, I'll have a paintball set up for sale.

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Why use the adapters with the knob and all the potential leaks? Why not the ones with the fixed pin valve actuator?

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Why use the adapters with the knob and all the potential leaks? Why not the ones with the fixed pin valve actuator?

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It's just what I bought from Fury.

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I had same problem. Replaced o rings and now it works fine.
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I just teflon taped the crap out of the top part until I can fix it.

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I can't find the thread in this thread on your living and what comes with the packages.
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I just teflon taped the crap out of the top part until I can fix it.
The O rings are easily replacecable. It's like .58 cents per 3-6 O rings. Part number at Lowes is BrassCraft # 0533. The size is 1/4"ID x 3/8"OD x 1/16" Wall Thickness.



You're dealing with rubber O rings and pressurized gas, overtime it's going to wear out.

The Needle Valve like the Custom Products uses a fixed Pin Valve type Actuator. When it goes bad, the whole entire Needle Valve needs to be replaced. The Custom Product Needle Valve I've used in the past cost $45 dollars + if I remembered correctly. Last thing you want to do it replace the same Custom Product Needle Valve within a year of usuage. Wouldn't the .58 cent or so replacement of the O rings be more better to replace then the Pin Valve Actuator on the higher end ASA Needle Valve.

The setup isn't meant for everybody. Although it works fine and all. I plan to replace my O rings on the depress pin when it comes to my 5 month refill this coming May. It's only .58 cents and think of it like a maintenance type ordeal.

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FYI the needle valves sold at home depot are also at OSH. But OSH has them for around 5 bucks. Oh and I commented on how home depot was 15 bucks each, they dropped the price to 10 bucks.

Im trying these stupid valves again.
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The O rings are easily replacecable. It's like .58 cents per 3-6 O rings. Part number at Lowes is BrassCraft # 0533. The size is 1/4"ID x 3/8"OD x 1/16" Wall Thickness.

You're dealing with rubber O rings and pressurized gas, overtime it's going to wear out.
Thanks for the part numbers. That makes it a ton easier. I'll pick some up tonight and also continue to tape the threads every fill up anyways. Might as well double up on leak prevention.

Yeah, I expect things to wear. But after a little under two months of use? Eh...probably just the cheapest O-rings the company could find. Wouldn't surprise me if they were "old stock" to begin with.

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Shock-Tech uses O rings as well for their depress pin. They sold very high end paintball products as well as the ASA On/Off Valve. The O rings on them are also required to replaced after each weekend game or refill. The company didn't do too good in products and thus resulting in going out of business. Some stores will still sell their ST(Shock-Tech) products, but that doesn't mean just because you pay for higher end ASA On/Off valve that you wouldn't need to replace the O rings.

I believed if you want to go the super duper cheap way, your local paintball store can sell you 100-600 pieces for nearly $5-$8 dollars.

They are just something that needs to be replaced often. I would say it's best to change it every time you refill the tank. In my chase, it's 5-6 months. Even though it might be fine, it's just that extra piece of cents will further lessen prevent a leak for you.

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