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post #166 of 2410 (permalink) Old 10-04-2010, 02:08 AM
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I bought mine in California lol Sacramento.
Maybe their site is having problems... it says specifically it's not available in CA.
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Re: Paintball Co2 Injection DIY Setup

Do you know anyone on the board? Ask them to buy and ship to you.

sent from my phone, because I can't get the internet out in the boonies.
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I know two local home depots here did not carry the needle valve but my local lowes did... Don't know if you guys have got lowes there
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I got mines at Homedepot in town... go visit your local Homedepot store or Lowes. It's the same part numbers and brand. They both carry it, drive there and check it out.

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I know two local home depots here did not carry the needle valve but my local lowes did... Don't know if you guys have got lowes there
We've got a Lowes somewhat close... but the Lowes' site doesn't have any results for "needle valve."

What part of the store did you find it in? Is it in plumbing?
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I got mines at Homedepot in town... go visit your local Homedepot store or Lowes. It's the same part numbers and brand. They both carry it, drive there and check it out.
OK, I'll give it a shot tomorrow. Home Depot is right up the street.

What section of the store would I find it in?
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It's in the plumbing section right by the clear air tubing. They usually have all the brass fittings mounted to a wall so it's pretty easy to find. Good luck
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It's in the plumbing section right by the clear air tubing. They usually have all the brass fittings mounted to a wall so it's pretty easy to find. Good luck
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How can I turn down advice from Spagett?

You got so spooked
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You got so spooked
Too funny. This man with long tail just popped out and said "Spagett!"

I live in LA and last week I was out to lunch, and I turned around to find Tim and Eric sitting behind me over a working lunch. I texted my wife who said I should spook them. LOL

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Well everyone, I figured out why you can't find that particular needle valve here in California... it's because it's got lead in it, and California doesn't like lead in their consumer products.

I went to the local Home Depot, and found a "lead free" version of the same needle valve, for just a few dollars more.

So, if all goes as planned, I'll have my ultra low cost rig up and running shortly!

I've got a new ASA on/off, gauge, tank, and needle valve for under $30. All new too. Muhahaha.

So, thanks for all of the info in this thread!
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is there any cheap way to get the psi down from 800 to something a lot lower? It's kinda scary when I try to turn the needle valve a little and then my check valve shoots across the room. :/
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A regulator is the only way I know of and you are looking at $60 or $70 and up.
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is there any cheap way to get the psi down from 800 to something a lot lower? It's kinda scary when I try to turn the needle valve a little and then my check valve shoots across the room. :/
This shouldn't happened.. check the followings..

-Are you sure the check valve is in the right position, not backward?
-Co2 Tubing hose size correct fitment being snug and tight once slip on a connector.
-You should release your needle valve slowly, super slowly just a tiny bit.

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@jaggedfury - Is there any end of tank dump incidence with your paintball CO2 set up?
The gauge drops when the tank is about to empty right?
Does this occur gradually say in a span of days? weeks?
Do you wait for the gauge to read zero before you change tanks?
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