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post #421 of 2409 (permalink) Old 11-02-2010, 03:48 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah I bought the clear vinyl tubing from lowes the other night and it fits perfectly.

The phat on/off asa is working great. It took me a while for me to make it not leak any co2 out but it is definitely worth it.
Awesome! Yepp, I would take the time to put the teflon tape in the right places the first time so that way you don't have to mess with it.

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Amazon actually has a brand new 20 oz paintball tank for only 15 shipped. I am thinking about purchasing a second paintball tank soon. Here is a link to whoever needs it:
http://www.amazon.com/Pure-Energy-20...8664044&sr=1-1
Unfortunately I can't get the free shipping so the price is around 21 still
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Well, I picked up my asa valve today. Went to a local shop named Hustle painbal. They are super awesome. they did not have the valve that I wanted in stock, nor any others at the time. So they started pulling guns apart to find one that would work, and only charged me a used price. So I got a slightly used valve for cheap!! I highly recommend them. They do have an online store, if you do a search for the above name. I will go get the tank filled tomorrow eve, and give this sucker a try.
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Well, I picked up my asa valve today. Went to a local shop named Hustle painbal. They are super awesome. they did not have the valve that I wanted in stock, nor any others at the time. So they started pulling guns apart to find one that would work, and only charged me a used price. So I got a slightly used valve for cheap!! I highly recommend them. They do have an online store, if you do a search for the above name. I will go get the tank filled tomorrow eve, and give this sucker a try.
that's who i ordered my asa from really helpful and nice people
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so what happen to stuff we suppose to recieve.
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dzydvl stated the following..

I talked to Mark, the manager at AM paintball, and he finally heard back from the sales person at Trinity. The reason for the backorder is due to an issue with a leak inside the valve (I'm guessing the brass insert that centers the tank) It sounds like they were machined a little off which caused issues in the seal. As of this point it look they figure two to three weeks before they can start filling orders.

As I told the couple people that sent me PM's, this was initially set up to try and provide members with a money saving CO2 setup. It was never intended to be a money making venture, in fact the prices had zero markup. I figured if I was picking stuff up for me, why couldn't I pick it up for others as well.

While my intentions were good, the end result has been a failure. For that I apologize, I know there were a lot of people counting on this, but as of this point it's not looking so hot. I'm hoping Trinity is able to come through sooner, but I'm not getting my hopes up. I'm still trying to locate an alternative solution that is equivalent in price as well as features. I will keep everyone posted on my findings..

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I got my system all up and running today. This thing is great. Very very small adjustments to the needle valve. LOL the first time I turned it on I accidentally turned the needle valve too much and shot my bubble counter fluid up onto the ceiling. The second time I scared the crap out of my cats and daughter. I might need to choose another method of dispersant in the tank though. My Elite Mini is not chopping up the bubbles as fine as I want.
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This might be a dumb question, but is it very hard to turn the on/off on and off? I can't quite screw the valve closed (on) and thus nothing is happening. I've got the 20oz tank from Amazon and the same phat on/off that Noahma posted, + Home Depot needle valve.
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Without the tank it is really easy to turn the asa valve on. You'll probably need some pliers to help in turning it clockwise. (on position)
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Okay, I didn't want to try and force it unless I knew it wouldn't break. It is really easy when not attached, but crazy hard once attached.
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Just keep turning to the on position until some CO2 comes out.
I haven't really turned mine all the way down.
Do you guys with this CO2 set up turn the ASA valve all the way down?
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well you're fighting around 850 psi haha not the easiest thing to do
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The home depot needle valve is actually not that bad. I can get it down to 1 bubble per 2 seconds but it took a while to get it like that.
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hmm weird the needle valve seems to keep closing on me or something. over time the co2 output slowly slows. could i have the nut too tight?
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post #435 of 2409 (permalink) Old 11-08-2010, 02:59 AM
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hmm weird the needle valve seems to keep closing on me or something. over time the co2 output slowly slows. could i have the nut too tight?
I have been having the same issue. Every morning I need to adjust it up a tiny bit to increase the count.
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