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post #176 of (permalink) Old 02-07-2014, 07:26 AM Thread Starter
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picture 2, a second design for the similar regulator, same problem, without a diaphragm, friction on the piston cause trouble.

these two design regulators, the steady output pressure is not critical, they work well on paintball system which running on abrupt on/off cycle, but if you want a slow and steady output, the friction on the piston will play nasty.

add: in most cases, this type of regulators are ok, because the normal friction will affect the output pressure by unnoticeable digit, but if inside gets thirty, the whole mechanism operation inside become lazy, problems will emerge as what alpo430 experiencing at the monment

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