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I am unsure what needle valve you are using, but most needle valves are not designed for operation under fully closed conditions.

Doing so may inadvertently damage your needle valve.

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post #2192 of 2409 (permalink) Old 05-22-2013, 04:22 PM
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Nevermind, it was my co2 tank, outdated needed to be hydroed but I just bought a new one and got it all working. Right now I have my line fed into powerhead but got to order a diffuser. Not a fan of amount of flow in the tank. Right now its a 150ish gph ph with a aquaclear50. Ehh
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Is this essentially a prebuilt paintball regulator?
Amazon.com: U.P. Aqua Simple Regulator: Pet Supplies Amazon.com: U.P. Aqua Simple Regulator: Pet Supplies
Is it decent?

I'm having trouble finding some of the parts, like the ASA on/off and the gauge.

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Hello,
I am French, so don't worry about my english which is not perfect
I try to make this paintball CO2 system, but I don't know which needle valve I have to choose. Homedepot and Lowe don't exist in my country.
Could someone helps me to find a cheap needle valve to adapt to this valve (I hope the link is going to work)

I can easily buy on :
Aliexpress
Amazon
Ebay
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I have this store next to my home, do they they have a good valve for my CO2 Kit?

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Hello,
I am French, so don't worry about my english which is not perfect
I try to make this paintball CO2 system, but I don't know which needle valve I have to choose. Homedepot and Lowe don't exist in my country.
Could someone helps me to find a cheap needle valve to adapt to this valve (I hope the link is going to work)

I can easily buy on :
Aliexpress
Amazon
Ebay
...

I have this store next to my home, do they they have a good valve for my CO2 Kit?
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The seller said that this object can't be shipped to France, and even if it could be shipped I think the transport tax will be high..
But thank you for your answer
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Try bettatail on this forum, price would be a bit higher, but GREAT stuff
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post #2198 of 2409 (permalink) Old 06-20-2013, 09:51 PM
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Can anyone tell me if the item in the pics below is an ASA on/off valve with a CO2 gauge already attached? That's what it looks like to me. If that isn't what I need, can anyone point me in the direction of the ASA on/off 2-way valve listed in the OP? Thanks.





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Can anyone tell me if the item in the pics below is an ASA on/off valve with a CO2 gauge already attached? That's what it looks like to me. If that isn't what I need, can anyone point me in the direction of the ASA on/off 2-way valve listed in the OP? Thanks.





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Check out bay item #170848753794. Looks like this might solve many of the issues with paintball systems. Has anyone tried this regulator?
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I'm thinking it might be like the watts NV in the beginning of the post, very hard to get 1-3bps out of it.



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Can anyone tell me if the item in the pics below is an ASA on/off valve with a CO2 gauge already attached? That's what it looks like to me. If that isn't what I need, can anyone point me in the direction of the ASA on/off 2-way valve listed in the OP? Thanks.





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Check out bay item #170848753794. Looks like this might solve many of the issues with paintball systems. Has anyone tried this regulator?
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just set my system up with the asa in the pic above. Working great so far.
Quick questions, when the guage shows the pressure at around 1200 or so, does it take longer to go down then when its at 500. basically, as the psi drops with use does it empty faster.
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just set my system up with the asa in the pic above. Working great so far.
Quick questions, when the guage shows the pressure at around 1200 or so, does it take longer to go down then when its at 500. basically, as the psi drops with use does it empty faster.
When full, the gauge should indicate ~800-1000 PSI. 1200 PSI sounds like it is overfilled (or, the gauge itself is faulty).

Since the CO2 is under pressure, it is in a liquid form within the cylinder. As long as there is liquid CO2 remaining in the cylinder, the pressure gauge will still show ~800-1000 PSI.

Once there is no liquid CO2 remaining, the indicated pressure will begin to drop. It is at this time you will want to replace/refill your cylinder.

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Hey Jagged, are you still selling these?

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Does anyone else have issues with small amounts of CO2 leaking out of that little hole behind the gauge on this unit?

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Can anyone tell me if the item in the pics below is an ASA on/off valve with a CO2 gauge already attached? That's what it looks like to me. If that isn't what I need, can anyone point me in the direction of the ASA on/off 2-way valve listed in the OP? Thanks.





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