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Old 04-11-2013, 06:44 PM   #2176
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so do you have a reccommended model number?
As I mentioned, please take a look at my Primer to Pressurized CO2 for needle/metering valve part numbers. In addition, Bettatail has a thread that also provides the model numbers for a wide variety of usable valves.
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:24 PM   #2177
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As I mentioned, please take a look at my Primer to Pressurized CO2 for needle/metering valve part numbers. In addition, Bettatail has a thread that also provides the model numbers for a wide variety of usable valves.
I did check that out
But you didnt list any model #'s
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:35 PM   #2178
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Here's a question....i recently stumbled onto this thread and found it pretty interesing...but finding certain supplies was proving rather difficult.... i was wondering if this setup would work:

http://www.homedepot.com/p/t/2030128...specifications
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Old 05-04-2013, 03:38 AM   #2179
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Default Paintball Co2 Injection DIY Setup with Tons of Photos

I agree. This is not safe.

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sometimes I think this thread needs to be locked and let it sink, don't know if anyone agree.

this paintball flow type valve setup is too much trouble to play with, 800 psi is on the "needle valve" that use for water and with crap precision. There is not too much information or caution on what psi rating of the fittings or valves to be used. most of the water "needle valves" and brass fittings I see in this thread are 300 max working pressure that use on water line.....
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:52 AM   #2180
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Here's a question....i recently stumbled onto this thread and found it pretty interesing...but finding certain supplies was proving rather difficult.... i was wondering if this setup would work:

http://www.homedepot.com/p/t/2030128...specifications
I would not recommend this, since it uses a flow gauge instead of a manometer (difficult to determine how much gas you are pushing). There are other things such as needing to replace the flow valve with a needle/metering valve, and perhaps even replacing the solenoid (depends what the specifications on it are).
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Old 05-05-2013, 02:11 PM   #2181
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Do you realize what you have is a TRUE PRESSURE REGULATOR setup?


Nothing wrong with the setup you built, but it is not the flow control valve setup that this thread design for, and your system is within Darkblade48's domain, not Jaggedfury's

YES!
my point was not locking this thread down.

"it has lead me to ask questions, and hunt around on my own for parts.
i'm into a good setup, for around 120$, thanks to this thread"

and also cost!
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Old 05-06-2013, 02:34 AM   #2182
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thanks
and are the swaglok valves good? I was planning to buy that but I couldnt find it locally so i just bought one from home depot
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...509&highlight=
Take a look here. Also this one u can get from eBay 2F-H3L-V-SS-TC ou gonna have to order one no local buys on these badboys.
Ideal valve 52-1-12 or 52-1-11

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Old 05-09-2013, 12:30 PM   #2183
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Can you guys recommend a gauge for a 20oz paintball setup? Also, how will I know that the tank will need refilling?
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Old 05-17-2013, 10:35 PM   #2184
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I took this setup a step further by adding the front pressure regulator from an Autococker paintball gun. I haven't measured the output pressure yet but it makes the setup a whole lit more controllable than trying to just use a valve. I had to drill out one end, tapped it and the secured my valve with JB Weld. Its been running on my ten gallon for a couple days now and has held steady at one bps.

Best part... it only cost me $5 for the regulator off eBay!
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Old 05-18-2013, 02:41 AM   #2185
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What does it mean when u bring your bottle in for a refill get it home n now the $30 on/ off switch which has been good for 2-3 months is now letting CO2 out the little holes the factory drills for maybe relief does this'd an I gotta buy a new on/off valve everytime u fill up?????

I think the bottle/co2 tank is filled to much too. I put my regulator on it and that's workin fine, I just don't like my reg sittin sideways but its all good for now.

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I took this setup a step further by adding the front pressure regulator from an Autococker paintball gun. I haven't measured the output pressure yet but it makes the setup a whole lit more controllable than trying to just use a valve. I had to drill out one end, tapped it and the secured my valve with JB Weld. Its been running on my ten gallon for a couple days now and has held steady at one bps.

Best part... it only cost me $5 for the regulator off eBay!
One BPS so u have no CO2 in your tank get a drop checker an you'll see. I wanna see pics of this setup? Also what size tank do u have?

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Old 05-18-2013, 04:35 AM   #2186
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One BPS so u have no CO2 in your tank get a drop checker an you'll see.
Actually I have two drop checkers at different kdh reference points to get a more accurate reading. I also monitor Ph closely. I normally run a bit higher.
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:20 AM   #2187
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What does it mean when u bring your bottle in for a refill get it home n now the $30 on/ off switch which has been good for 2-3 months is now letting CO2 out the little holes the factory drills for maybe relief does this'd an I gotta buy a new on/off valve everytime u fill up?????
The bottle may be overfilled.

The on/off valve may also be compromised; it is, after all, holding back the full pressure of the compressed CO2.
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Your bottle isnt overfilled and the valve is fine, it's just the o rings on the bottle. Go where you got it filled and pick up a new package. You get several for five bucks and it will fix your problems.
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Actually I have two drop checkers at different kdh reference points to get a more accurate reading. I also monitor Ph closely. I normally run a bit higher.
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Your bottle isnt overfilled and the valve is fine, it's just the o rings on the bottle. Go where you got it filled and pick up a new package. You get several for five bucks and it will fix your problems.
I changed it.
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Old 05-21-2013, 02:57 PM   #2190
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I set mine up last night, I have to refill my co2 tank but I had a little when I put on my setup.. it appears that when I open the tank and have needle valve closed that air comes out from the two holes that would be used to mount the valve onto the gun...but when I open the needle it stops. I tried researching this but nothing.
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