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post #1891 of 2412 (permalink) Old 01-08-2012, 11:29 PM
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To all the naysayers that have been telling us "DIY Paintball CO2 is STUPID and COSTLY", may I present to you...

$16 20 oz paintball tank (Amazon)
$30 for Aquatek Paintball CO2 adapter + Myth CO2 regulator (Ebay)

= $46 DIY Paintball setup. And it looks hella sexy on a nano if I must say...

Hi, i am interesting in getting your regulator. Could you please pm me the link of it? Thank you!
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post #1892 of 2412 (permalink) Old 01-30-2012, 03:39 AM
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To all the naysayers that have been telling us "DIY Paintball CO2 is STUPID and COSTLY", may I present to you...

$16 20 oz paintball tank (Amazon)
$30 for Aquatek Paintball CO2 adapter + Myth CO2 regulator (Ebay)

= $46 DIY Paintball setup. And it looks hella sexy on a nano if I must say...

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Hi, i am interesting in getting your regulator. Could you please pm me the link of it? Thank you!
That set up looks very solid and neat, very slick!

Let me know if he PMs you on where to buy the regulator or even the adapter.

We can maybe share the shipping cost, I'm in Markham, Ontario, Canada
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post #1893 of 2412 (permalink) Old 01-31-2012, 01:32 AM
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Is that Myth CO2 regulator actually a regulator? Has anyone looked inside it?

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post #1894 of 2412 (permalink) Old 02-02-2012, 01:16 PM
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Hi everyone. may i say that this is a very good and relativley cheap option, thanks for sharing!
My question is has anyone from the UK built this system? if so where did you get the parts from? any help will be greatly appreciated.
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post #1895 of 2412 (permalink) Old 02-09-2012, 04:02 PM
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is that right? why is there a gold tube
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post #1897 of 2412 (permalink) Old 02-18-2012, 06:19 AM
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How can you tell when the needle valve is on or off? (the gold thing in the post above)
When the handle is twisted to align with the threads is it on or off? What about when the handle makes a 90 degree angle with the threads?
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post #1898 of 2412 (permalink) Old 02-26-2012, 04:19 PM
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a simple question which suprisingly I havent found the answer to. how/where do I install the o-ring to the ASA valve? I've assumed I unscrew the top "lid" from the ASA and the o-ring goes between it and the valve body but nowhere is it confirmed or explained, much less photos showing install
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How can you tell when the needle valve is on or off? (the gold thing in the post above)
When the handle is twisted to align with the threads is it on or off? What about when the handle makes a 90 degree angle with the threads?
Not every Needle Valve will thread in a exact same position to any ASA On/Off Valve. Alot of factors depends on how tight you tighten it along with how many rounds of Teflon tape you add around the thread. Going by angle degree will not help you. Tighten it down with a crescent wrench to where it doesn't leak and it'll be enough at that position. Therefore it will not be in a certain exact position as any other setup that one might have.

Needle valve is simple, fully clockwise is closed. Slight counter clockwise is open.

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a simple question which suprisingly I havent found the answer to. how/where do I install the o-ring to the ASA valve? I've assumed I unscrew the top "lid" from the ASA and the o-ring goes between it and the valve body but nowhere is it confirmed or explained, much less photos showing install

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post #1900 of 2412 (permalink) Old 03-03-2012, 04:59 PM
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hi,

what size o rings do i need to replace with for the image up top? the one for the brass pin?

and where can i get them?
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post #1901 of 2412 (permalink) Old 03-03-2012, 05:34 PM
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Just ordered my supplies to follow this guide!
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post #1902 of 2412 (permalink) Old 03-09-2012, 08:40 PM
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how many bps would I need to run for a 125g tank? I think I might make my DIY c02 with a pb. tank
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post #1903 of 2412 (permalink) Old 03-16-2012, 01:59 AM
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Thumbs up It's great

I have to say that this works great.

I just finish assemblying mine, and it is working very good. I'm doing 2bps on a 20oz tank, but I'm planning to go a little bit lower on the bps count trying to get more time out of the tank's CO2.

I can't thank you enough for sharing this!
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post #1905 of 2412 (permalink) Old 03-19-2012, 03:48 PM
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I'm going to be changing to a regulator soon. The needle valve works but seems to be pretty unreliable to me. Maybe I have a leak but I used threading tape and a wrench to secure everything very well so I don't believe that's it. The bps begins to drop after running very steady for about 6 hours or so at a time

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