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05-04-2015 04:50 PM
Hilde
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Originally Posted by Jaggedfury View Post
Paintball Co2 ASA On/Off Valve 2 Threads $10 - $60 depending on brand.
Paintball Co2 Gauge - $5 - $10 depending on brand.
I have found that it is best to buy an ASA valve with a gauge, aprox $10 on fleebay
05-03-2015 07:42 PM
boredom.is.me 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
Hilde
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Originally Posted by boredom.is.me View Post
I had an Ista Max Mix in line. That's why there is the joiner in the line. I either couldn't get it to run smoothly enough or the Sunsun 402B is just crap, so there was too much restriction. I'll install a CO2 ladder in the tank as a temporary option.
In the DIY Co2 Citric Acid thread someone mentioned that the ladder didn't work as well as the ceramic diffuser.
05-03-2015 07:20 PM
boredom.is.me
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What are you using for the reactor? I see you are using only 1 needle valve. Many here have stated that they are having problems getting Co2 to be constant with just 1 needle valve. Are you running Co2 tube into your canister filter? I had read that Co2 can damage the seals in the filter. What are you using to diffuse it into the water?
I had an Ista Max Mix in line. That's why there is the joiner in the line. I either couldn't get it to run smoothly enough or the Sunsun 402B is just crap, so there was too much restriction. I'll install a CO2 ladder in the tank as a temporary option.

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
Hilde
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Originally Posted by Jaggedfury View Post
he size on the paintball on and off valve for the needle vavle and gauge is actually 1/8'' threaded.
I found my paintball on and off valve by swag mine to be actually 3/16in.
05-03-2015 05:39 PM
Hilde
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Originally Posted by Jaggedfury View Post
I did look for a good while why piecing this together. This is probably the only working needle valve you can get that will allow you to hook up a co2 hose to it.
What is the watt # for the needle valve, which is from HD?

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Part number.. on Homedepot link below..Lowes carry the same product, not sure if it's the same part number.

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...atalogId=10053
This link does longer go to the needle valve.

Never mind I found the answers reading this thread.
05-03-2015 05:09 PM
Hilde
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It's 1/4npt, not 1/4". The 1/8npt is a little bigger than a 1/4". Tube fittings are actually the size it is. Npt is different.
Ok! So I closed my complaint on fleebay concerning the 1/4 NPT valve.

So what NPT will be 3/16 (.187) or 1/4in (.25)? I can't find the answer googling.
05-03-2015 04:52 PM
Hilde
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Originally Posted by Jaggedfury View Post
When the gauge is a half way from 100 psi to 0 psi, I just go ahead and refill.
If you don't use a gauge how do know when to have the tank refilled?
05-03-2015 03:36 PM
Hilde
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Originally Posted by boredom.is.me View Post
The reactor is disconnected from the return line. I need to get it spinning smoothly or else it becomes a big restriction.
What are you using for the reactor? I see you are using only 1 needle valve. Many here have stated that they are having problems getting Co2 to be constant with just 1 needle valve. Are you running Co2 tube into your canister filter? I had read that Co2 can damage the seals in the filter. What are you using to diffuse it into the water?
05-03-2015 07:15 AM
boredom.is.me Here it is mounted. I made my own check valve equipped bubble counter for fun. The reactor is disconnected from the return line. I need to get it spinning smoothly or else it becomes a big restriction.
05-03-2015 04:01 AM
Hilde
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Originally Posted by oldpunk78 View Post
It's 1/4npt, not 1/4". The 1/8npt is a little bigger than a 1/4". Tube fittings are actually the size it is. Npt is different.
NPT sizes are confusing. I think I am better off buying the connectors locally.
05-03-2015 03:38 AM
oldpunk78
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Originally Posted by Hilde View Post
I bought this PneumaticPlus Push-to-Connect Air Flow Control Valve, Elbow, 1/4" Tube OD x 1/4" NPT. Now by the listing wouldn't you think that the input and output would be 1/4in. The input is 1/2in. I have requested a refund form fleebay seller. I ordered a LF A42 needle valve from Home Depot. For if I can 't find an adapter locally I would have to pay $7 for shipping and the needle valve is only $7.

If you live near Lithia Springs Academy Sports store does refills and they are open long hours.
It's 1/4npt, not 1/4". The 1/8npt is a little bigger than a 1/4". Tube fittings are actually the size it is. Npt is different.
05-03-2015 01:55 AM
Hilde I have two paintball off/ and on ASAs. Having trouble finding a gauge. Does anyone know of a store that sells the gauges in Georgia? I have tried ACE, Home Depot and Lowe's.

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The only thing the air flow control valve would be able to is prevent a pressure surge. You would install it after the needle valve as a safety item.
Yes that is the plan.
05-02-2015 11:03 PM
boredom.is.me
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Originally Posted by Hilde View Post
I bought this PneumaticPlus Push-to-Connect Air Flow Control Valve, Elbow, 1/4" Tube OD x 1/4" NPT. Now by the listing wouldn't you think that the input and output would be 1/4in. The input is 1/2in. I have requested a refund form fleebay seller. I ordered a LF A42 needle valve from Home Depot. For if I can 't find an adapter locally I would have to pay $7 for shipping and the needle valve is only $7.

If you live near Lithia Springs Academy Sports store does refills and they are open long hours.
The only thing the air flow control valve would be able to is prevent a pressure surge. You would install it after the needle valve as a safety item.
05-02-2015 06:29 PM
Hilde
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Originally Posted by RoyalFizbin View Post
Mine
Will the weight of the plumbing put stress on the pin in the adapter?
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