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post #2069 of (permalink) Old 01-25-2013, 10:14 PM
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Originally Posted by scags View Post
Hey everyone, just did the exact setup the OP has. 20oz paintball tank- small adapter with gauge, and a needle valve from Lowes.

My problem is that I can't seem to get a nice 2bps. I just barely open the needle valve and it's full blast. Anyone else have this issue?

I can't seem to regulate flow, just wants to blast out!

The "needle valve" that you bought at the hardware store will not be able to give you 2 bubbles per second. That degree of control will only be achieved with a proper needle/metering valve.


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