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Old 12-04-2012, 06:21 PM   #2041
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Unfortunately, as you have found out, these needle valves are not really meant for the fine adjustment of gas flow that we require in this hobby.

You are better off getting a quality needle/metering valve for this purpose.

I have reserves against those all-in-one pressurized CO2 setups, but some people swear by them.
Thanks, after actually experiencing the inconsistencies, all of these people's post about the same thing finally have sunk in. Looks like it's time to start looking into a legit co2 set up. I don't want to skimp on this tank at all, it's become my pride and joy. (it's the one in my signature)
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:30 PM   #2042
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nevermind.
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:18 PM   #2043
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Anyone else every thought of trying something like this to lower the pressure before putting it through a needle valve? Haven't seen anything else that claims to reduce pressure like this AG1 Gen2 Regulator.

http://www.rap4.com/paintball/os/gen...or-p-1865.html
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:08 PM   #2044
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Anyone else every thought of trying something like this to lower the pressure before putting it through a needle valve? Haven't seen anything else that claims to reduce pressure like this AG1 Gen2 Regulator.

http://www.rap4.com/paintball/os/gen...or-p-1865.html
These are your typical paintball sized (mini) regulators.

GLA sells some as well, I believe.
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Old 12-31-2012, 05:26 AM   #2045
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Will this regulator work?

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Old 12-31-2012, 06:46 AM   #2046
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Ran this set up with a swagelok 5000psi rated needle valve and it worked fine for a year until I took the tank down. IMO if you just get the right parts it's fine.
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:53 AM   #2047
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Will this regulator work?
No. That's for hydroponics.
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:27 PM   #2048
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Ran this set up with a swagelok 5000psi rated needle valve.
Searched for swagelok and found swagelok co. which only has regulators listed. Will this swagelok regulator work?

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Old 12-31-2012, 05:35 PM   #2049
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Swagelok is more known for its metering valves rather than regulators.

You are better off looking for Victor, Matheson, or Concoa regulators instead. These have been tried and tested by many users.
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Old 12-31-2012, 05:41 PM   #2050
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i like that this is SMALL... hm... thinking...

how low can you set it (lowest bubble count)
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Old 12-31-2012, 06:09 PM   #2051
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Just realized there is no mention of a regulator in the 1st post. Now uncertain if I need 1. Do I?
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just bought this aquatek co2 regulator mini on ebay,
For size tank is this for? Would it fit a 20 or 24 oz paintball tank?
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:19 PM   #2053
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This setup can cost from $30 dollars to $80 dollars + for a working unit.
I don't see how it can be done for under $80. No regulator? Regulators are expensive. Logically seems for safety should have a regulator. What do you think?
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:26 PM   #2054
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Just realized there is no mention of a regulator in the 1st post. Now uncertain if I need 1. Do I?
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I don't see how it can be done for under $80. No regulator? Regulators are expensive. Logically seems for safety should have a regulator. What do you think?
Ideally, yes, you should have a regulator. The regulator is what brings the pressure of the carbon dioxide from 800 PSI down to reasonable levels (30 PSI or less). Without it, you are just playing with fire (figuratively speaking).

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For size tank is this for? Would it fit a 20 or 24 oz paintball tank?
The Aquatek regulators are for regular sized (5 pound and up) CO2 cylinders with CGA320 fittings.
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:15 PM   #2055
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i second that .ive done the same set up .without a reg. your just playing with high pressure. if that valve lets go i would go flying across the room . we need to find a cheap low pressure paintball reg.
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