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05-20-2016 03:03 PM
jacob.morgan78
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Originally Posted by kevmo911 View Post
It's been pretty well established in this thread and in many others that this type of setup is an all-around pretty bad, dangerous idea. But yes, if you follow the instructions originally spelled out in this thread, your link is the type of valve that is talked about.

But, seriously, don't do it.
Any interest in saving me some time and giving me a TL;DR version on why it's not a good idea??

Thanks
02-05-2016 04:25 PM
iy73 Hello,

Thanks Jaggedfury for these detailed setup instructions. I have followed these and have a 20oz setup running on a 24G Tank. The only problem I am going through is I cant set a stable flow of CO2 from it. I have bubble counter and but not using gauge. When adjusting Needle valve I am unable to get stable flow. Bubbles when setup to 2bps keep going slower and slower and after few hours I see less than 1bps.

Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Regards,
Ron
01-13-2016 05:13 PM
Padres1234 Ok thanks! I didn't have time to read through the whole thread so thanks for the update!

Is there any other DIY C02 guides that you know of that work and are safe?

Thank you again!
01-13-2016 04:53 PM
kevmo911
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Originally Posted by Padres1234 View Post
I had a question about the Needle valve. I can't find the ones from Lowes or Homedepot described in the guide. Would this one from amazon work?

Watts LFA41 Compression Angle Needle Valve, 1/4-Inch C x 1/8-Inch MIP - Flush Valves - Amazon.com

If not does anyone have any other suggestions?
It's been pretty well established in this thread and in many others that this type of setup is an all-around pretty bad, dangerous idea. But yes, if you follow the instructions originally spelled out in this thread, your link is the type of valve that is talked about.

But, seriously, don't do it.
01-13-2016 04:48 PM
Padres1234 I had a question about the Needle valve. I can't find the ones from Lowes or Homedepot described in the guide. Would this one from amazon work?

Watts LFA41 Compression Angle Needle Valve, 1/4-Inch C x 1/8-Inch MIP - Flush Valves - Amazon.com Watts LFA41 Compression Angle Needle Valve, 1/4-Inch C x 1/8-Inch MIP - Flush Valves - Amazon.com

If not does anyone have any other suggestions?
09-18-2015 12:41 AM
Hilde
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Originally Posted by Darkblade48 View Post
CO2 cylinders should not be mounted horizontally, unless you want liquid CO2 to come out...
I had a feeling it was a bad idea. Thanks!!

Bump:
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Originally Posted by Rinfish View Post
would this be possible with a 15g tank?
Yes!! Found a thread with 1 using it in 15g tank. Post #1 here tells you how long it will last. Another version of paintball tank Co2 system here.
09-17-2015 11:36 PM
Rinfish would this be possible with a 15g tank?
09-02-2015 02:16 AM
Darkblade48
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Originally Posted by Hilde View Post
Thinking of mounting the paintball tank horizontal on the wall. I wonder how it will put to much pressure on the needle of the tank? Any thoughts anybody?
CO2 cylinders should not be mounted horizontally, unless you want liquid CO2 to come out...
09-02-2015 12:25 AM
Hilde Thinking of mounting the paintball tank horizontal on the wall. I wonder how it will put to much pressure on the needle of the tank? Any thoughts anybody?
05-12-2015 01:10 PM
Hilde
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Originally Posted by Algae. View Post
I just bought one of these of craigslist for 15 bucks except the co2 bottle expired a month ago with a full tank of co2 in it, still a damn sick deal though.

Is it recommended to turn this thing off manually at night?
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Originally Posted by Jaggedfury View Post
I leave it on 24/7. Needle valve is adjusted to 2bps. Been running like this for almost close to a year, no problems with tank or algae.

If I wanted to, I can always turn it off at night and turn it back on in the morning when my lights switches on. It's fairly easy to adjust, you'll be surprised.
Jaggedfury leaves his on 24/7
05-12-2015 07:58 AM
Algae. I just bought one of these of craigslist for 15 bucks except the co2 bottle expired a month ago with a full tank of co2 in it, still a damn sick deal though.

Is it recommended to turn this thing off manually at night?
05-10-2015 06:12 PM
haril
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Originally Posted by Hilde View Post
Has anyone had the pressure on the output go over 1000? If it does what do you do?
I don't think it's possible. The store where you will fill up your cylinder will stop filling when the pressure is just under 1000 PSI or so max and there is no way of it increasing beyond this.
05-10-2015 02:22 AM
Hilde Has anyone had the pressure on the output go over 1000? If it does what do you do?
05-09-2015 12:30 PM
booneylander Just thought I'd chime in with my new super-low-budget paintball CO2 and review the bits I bought.

20oz Paintball Tank that I had laying around
Single-port ASA valve from eBay (pb-fly) - 10$
Ceramic Diffuser / bubble counter eBay (co2-art) - 15$
CO2 Hose eBay (co2-art) - 5$
1/8 NPT Needle Valve eBay (co2-art) - 15$

When I initially set everything up, the diffuser seemed to be pushing through a lot of huge bubbles and I was a bit underwhelmed but I had read they take a while to settle in sometimes so I left it overnight and now it seems to be working quite well.

The ASA valve was either not quite built right - or something is wrong/different with my CO2 tank, because I don't really have any ability to shut off the ASA valve. It's kind of just on all the time regardless of whether I pull the cap clean off the unit or jam it right down. No leaks or anything, I just wonder if my tank has more threads than it should or if the ASA valve was not assembled properly or something, in any case I'll fiddle with it all whenever it comes time for me to swap out the bottle.

The needle valve from CO2-ART is pretty tough to manage, it goes from off to a raging torrent of CO2 in about 5 degrees of knob rotation. Now keeping in mind I don't have a regulator, I guess it is to be expected, but I thgouht it might be a bit better than that. Oh well no big deal I'm used to it now I just have to fiddle with it a bit every time I turn it on in the morning.

Which brings me to my next point, my goal was to use the ASA valve to on/off every morning/night and leave the needle valve static, but since it doesn't seem to be working I have to use the needle valve to shut off every night. Not such a big deal though I suppose as I would have to be modulating the needle valve regularly anyway as the tank pressure drops, again since I'm not running a regulator.

All in all - for less than 50$ I have CO2 that's effective. So... yay!
05-07-2015 03:34 PM
Hilde
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Originally Posted by Wald-o View Post
Passing by to thank Jaggedfury and show my Co2 tank setup. I just followed his instructions.

-20 oz. Co2 tank (Amazon 21$)
-ASA Valve (Ebay 15$)
-Swagelok and (Ebay ~20$)
-Gas Tube Parts (Local Plumbing Store ~10$)
-Connectors and tubing ( Home Depot 2$, 2$, 5$)
-Teflon (had some laying around)
Are you still using this? Any changes to it?
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