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|09-28-2016 01:13 PM|
|dkraft12||Hi, i recently set something very similar to this up. I've been having issues getting my co2 to a decent level with the needle valve. I only require about 1bubble/sec, but in order to achieve that the needle valve needs to be pretty much all the way closed and over time the co2 stops flowing almost completely. If i open it up a little more, too much co2 flows. Has anyone else experienced this/have any tips? I was thinking about upgrading to a regulator w/ solenoid but that would effectively double the cost of the whole setup, where the whole reason i went this direction was for lower cost.|
|05-20-2016 03:03 PM|
Originally Posted by kevmo911 View Post
|02-05-2016 04:25 PM|
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.
|01-13-2016 05:13 PM|
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|
Originally Posted by Padres1234 View Post
But, seriously, don't do it.
|01-13-2016 04:48 PM|
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?
If not does anyone have any other suggestions?
|09-18-2015 12:41 AM|
Originally Posted by Darkblade48 View Post
Originally Posted by Rinfish View Post
|09-17-2015 11:36 PM|
|Rinfish||would this be possible with a 15g tank?|
|09-02-2015 02:16 AM|
Originally Posted by Hilde View Post
|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|
Originally Posted by Algae. View Post
Originally Posted by Jaggedfury View Post
|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|
Originally Posted by Hilde View Post
|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!
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