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post #16 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-20-2011, 06:56 AM
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Yeah I guess... But the lines should provide plenty of room for any liquid to expand. The vast majority of entry level paintball guns have the tanks mounted at a near horizontal level, and they often encounter very strange angles as well, such as nearly upside down, and perform fairly well still. With the amount of CO2 you are pulling in a given time, I don't see the need for a stabilizer. Don't get me wrong it can't hurt one bit, but for one looking to save money I do not think it is necessary by any means. If you were running 100 bubbles/sec it would be a different story, but at small flow rates you should be fine with a standard setup.
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post #17 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-20-2011, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
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I thought regular regulators don't like liquid CO2 ....
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I have some on a clippard mouse solenoid, my only worry is that they'll become brittle and break from the constant contact with carbon dioxide. They are made for water after all.
Are they the ones I sent you? They are made for gas contact. IF they break, it will be years from now.
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you should not keep a paintball bottle on the side. Safety valve wont work if they have to much pressure inside them. I know the chance a slim but if they have to throw out the exccess presure they will simply blow up in that position.
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you should not keep a paintball bottle on the side. Safety valve wont work if they have to much pressure inside them. I know the chance a slim but if they have to throw out the exccess presure they will simply blow up in that position.
^ lost.. paintball guns have paintball tanks mounted sideways.

They were designed to be run sideways.... that is why most of them have a stabilizer on it so it can handle liquid co2.

Have you seen anyone with a paintball tank vertical? that would be very bulky in a paintball game.
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Have you seen anyone with a paintball tank vertical?
I remember seeing markers that mounted the tank vertically, but upside down. However, that was a long time ago, and would also seem not to support mondenet's assertion. :shrug:
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