Hey, I just found this website
That has all the pictures in this thread in it. I'm going to assume that this is your own website? $35 for the kit, does that come with everything needed or do I still have to track down some parts myself? Either way that's a good deal. I called around and couldn't find the ASA valves except at one place and they were $35 for just that.
Oh wow! No, that isn't my website. I don't have a website. This was a idea that I brought into the forum late last year and folks wanted me to start offering the setup to them. From there, it just sprung off.
Whoever owns that site didn't ask my permission for anything... shocked.
Jagged - where can i purchase said o-rings?
I'm bringing it into a paintball shop tomorrow.
The O rings can be bought at Homedepot or Lowes. If you're referring to the Pin Valve O ring on the Paintball Co2 Tank, a Local Paintball Sport Store should be able to help you with that.
Is this suppose to come out easily? I don't remember it falling off when I first used it and after removing the regulator from the paintball tank, the pin fell on the floor.
I'm talking about this pin:
"If it falls out that means the O-rings need to be replaced, from the main post "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." I believe this is the correct O-ring but it has also been mentioned many times in the thread if you want to confirm that. If you don't replace them then you will leak co2 from the pin. " Quoted by MrBobby which is correct.
The rubber O rings on the Depress Pin overtime gets used up. Therefore it leaks as to any other rubber O rings dealing with pressurized gas. The above is the correct part number to reference at Homedepot or Lowes. They sell them in 3, 6, 10, 20 per package. Fairly inexpensive as well. Pick out the old rubber O rings, and put slide two new ones on.
Do the ASA valves have a standard hole size? All the ones I'm finding on ebay say they have 1/8" npt threaded holes, is that the thread distance or the size of the hole?
Also, I see some people suggesting using a swagelok needle valve. Do they come with the compression ring like the Watts one does? Am I looking for a 1/4" male threaded part?
All ASA On/Off Valve are 1/8'' NPT. That is the threaded hole size. You will need a 1/8"" NPT to screw onto it. A 3/4'' won't fit, a 3/8'' won't fit, a 1/4'' won't fit. Unelss you get a sort of inducer or reducer coupling to step it up or step it down.
Swagelok makes 1/8" NPT Needle Valve. The Input will be 1/8'' NPT which will let you thread it on ANY ASA On/Off Valve. The output will also be 1/8" NPT as well on the Swagelok Needle Valve. It's up to you to figure out which coupling is needed on the Output side of the Swagelok Needle Valve to make it work to where it will accept a co2 tubing.
Parts for that are mentioned a few hundred pages back on the DIY Paintball Page of this forum.
I am just about to set up my Do!Aqua 12" cube and would like to include a small CO2 system. I work at a paintball store and have been doing it for 15+ years. I have a system that I think would work but would like to go over it with the experts.
I am missing a couple connections but those will be in place.
I will have an adapter to the silver piece. The silver piece then goes to a regulator 0-200 PSI. Then the output will be connected to a piece that can taken off and hooked to a Ideal Needle valve. Then to a check valve and to a diffuser.
My main question is the PSI I should run to the needle valve. 10-30 PSI and then let the needle valve do the rest?
Thanks in advance!
Can't say much on the Regulator portion of your install. Not all Regulators are the same. A Regulator is not needed, the system will work fine without it.
Fiddle with it and let us know.
Thank you Jase for giving this tutorial and giving time to answer most of the questions here..
I made or even copied your system almost down to the t..
One question though, how to control the BPS? Because when I manage to put it on 1/bps it somehow raises to 2-3/bps..
Do I have to turn it off during night time? especially i still can't get it down to 1/bps..
Again, Thanks a lot!
They key to fine tuning the bps is to slightly adjust the needle valve. It doesn't take much to adjust it. Majority of us leaves it on 24/7.