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post #571 of 2412 (permalink) Old 11-24-2010, 09:53 PM
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I first hand tighten to where I'm not able to anymore. Then I put a crescent wrench on it and give it a slight turn no more than 1/2''. I followed this method will all the parts that needs to be tighten other than the ASA On/Off valve itself. That can be hand tighten which will be fine.

This method, I used with my gauge also. You will need a decent size crescent wrench, since the Gauge itself is 1'' inch in diameter.

Please keep in mind if you over-tighten it already with a wrench and it leaks. Open it up and inspect the rubber black washer that goes inside the needle valve nut, before you go and try my method. If that rubber black washer is anyhow "damage" it will result in a defective unit.
Yeah, im not having any problems with leaking, just a floating valve, thats it.
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I just updated the last post, of mines. You might want to take a look at it. I'm won't be able to answer your floating valve issue, as to I don't have any problem with mines. Set it and go. I'm aiming for 5-6 months on a full filled paintball tank 20z and 24oz. There was an updated on 11/11 (Low 700ish psi) a few pages back, at the moment it's still holding strong at above 600ish psi.

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I just updated the last post, of mines. You might want to take a look at it. I'm won't be able to answer your floating valve issue, as to I don't have any problem with mines. Set it and go. I'm aiming for 5-6 months on a full filled paintball tank 20z and 24oz. There was an updated on 11/11 (Low 700ish psi) a few pages back, at the moment it's still holding strong at above 600ish psi.
Yeah, I keep my needle valve closed and then turn on my ASA on/off. I have noticed that adjusting the tightness on the needle valve nut does affect how steady the rate stays. I just need to find the perfect tightness. Thanks for the quick replies btw.
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well i had to refill my tank today but i think it's just because it was the first bottle testing everything, not to mention my bubble rate kept fluctuating so i kept having to readjust using more co2 then it should've.
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i just have to use the 2nd bottle, my first bottle lasted for 2 days due to leak.

am thinking about spending more money on something that will work without dealing with this leaking.
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i just have to use the 2nd bottle, my first bottle lasted for 2 days due to leak.

am thinking about spending more money on something that will work without dealing with this leaking.
my first bottle was bad, The guy at the paintball shop told me that the valves in them are very simple, and if they break, they break right away. Are you sure your o-ring is not ripped at the top of the tank itself?

I have had absolutely no problems once I got the needle tightness figured out.
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Wow, that sucks. 2 Days only off of one refilled bottle? And you're not able to see the leakage underwater? Not even a slight tiny co2 bubble forming up?

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Wow, that sucks. 2 Days only off of one refilled bottle? And you're not able to see the leakage underwater? Not even a slight tiny co2 bubble forming up?
I was kind of confused too. Seems like you would have seen some bubbles when checking for leaks.
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850Psi is alot to go missing without a single pin-point leak of a bubble. Are you sure it was filled up full? I would imagine that you'll at least hear a hissing sound for that much co2 gas to leak out within 2 days.

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Regarding leak checking, here's how I check for leaks for just about everything--from O2 and acetylene tanks to my gas grill. Just get a cheap plastic spray bottle (Wal-Mart, K-Mart, really any store) and make a very weak solution of dish soap and water. Then just spray a little bit on your connections. Anywhere there's a leak will produce very recognizable soap bubbles--then just wipe away the soapy water with a rag.

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i have tried all the things and to see where it leaks. it leaks from the hole posted in the pic and it also leak from the on/off valve if i try to tight it too much. soon as i try to tight it all the way the co2 leak like crazy from there and that hole.
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Regarding leak checking, here's how I check for leaks for just about everything--from O2 and acetylene tanks to my gas grill. Just get a cheap plastic spray bottle (Wal-Mart, K-Mart, really any store) and make a very weak solution of dish soap and water. Then just spray a little bit on your connections. Anywhere there's a leak will produce very recognizable soap bubbles--then just wipe away the soapy water with a rag.

I deal in HVACR and soap and soap water works great as do common bubbles (what I use) that you buy your kid. Take a Q-tip dip it in the bubbles and rub it around any connection you want to leak check. If its leaking you'll know right away.
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post #583 of 2412 (permalink) Old 11-27-2010, 02:03 AM
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I received my valve.... it don't work. It will not shut off completely.
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I got my Deltrol valve today and it's great...except it won't CLOSE!!!

I got it all hooked up and had it shut tight. Hooked it up to my diffuser and there's CO2 coming out at like 10 bps.

The thing is not brand new either. It definitely looks used. Apparently NEW IN BOX! doesn't mean what I thought it did...


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I got my Deltrol valve today and it's great...except it won't CLOSE!!!

I got it all hooked up and had it shut tight. Hooked it up to my diffuser and there's CO2 coming out at like 10 bps.

The thing is not brand new either. It definitely looks used. Apparently NEW IN BOX! doesn't mean what I thought it did...
Thanks for letting us know...was literally on ebay just now about to buy three of these but luckily got busy at work...

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