|Today 02:16 AM|
|Today 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|
|05-12-2015 07:58 AM|
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|
|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|
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|
|05-07-2015 03:21 PM|
|05-06-2015 11:50 PM|
I place the diffuser on the opposite side of the power head and not under it. This keeps forcing most of the micro bubbles tumbling down again and again till they are dissolved completely instead of blowing it around the tank. just my 2 cents. But I think an inline atomizer diffuser will work best. I may even try this one day -
|05-04-2015 04:50 PM|
|05-03-2015 07:42 PM|
I have experience with both. I'll take a ladder any day of the week. The only time a ceramic will be better is if you have it near a power head, but ten you just end up with micro bubbles everywhere instead of actual diffusion.
Either way, the ladder would only be temporary.
|05-03-2015 07:26 PM|
|05-03-2015 07:20 PM|
As for the needle valve, I haven't experienced much if any inconsistency so far, but I only made a three day test run on my 20 gallon tank.
|05-03-2015 06:08 PM|
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