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Old 05-01-2011, 03:01 PM   #1546
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Looks good. How long did the shipment take to get to you? Day wise.

Took me 18 days, but not only your shipment but also any other on line shopping done by me last month (addicted) took me at least 1 more week to receive than the normal delivery time.

But happy to have this system up and running
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Old 05-01-2011, 04:52 PM   #1547
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Thanks for letting me know. So I can address this to Canadian folks that wants to purchase this. It usually took 7-14 days but I guess it jump a few days more.

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Old 05-01-2011, 05:49 PM   #1548
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i just came back from a paintball store and bought will a "universal fill adapter" that looks like this

i can only attached a needle valve but bo room for a gauge, will this work?
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Old 05-01-2011, 07:16 PM   #1549
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Jagged just wanted to mention replaced the o ring and it works like a champ again. Thanks. Affordable easy to use setup especially once its been running for a while you can really get those bps exact wont happen right away but once the systems had some use it all comes together. Thanks again for the help.
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Old 05-01-2011, 09:05 PM   #1550
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i just came back from a paintball store and bought will a "universal fill adapter" that looks like this

i can only attached a needle valve but bo room for a gauge, will this work?
You're image doesn't load.

In the past, the Universal Fill Adapters that I saw in person, doesn't seem to work. Which doesn't mean they don't ALL work.

If you happened to find one that does work. That's great.

If there is no room for a Gauge, they're are many options to go upon that.

If you didn't know, Paintball Co2 Tank itself have Gauge on them. Certain ones have a Gauge reader built on the side of the Paintball Co2 Cylinder Tank.



Another way is to use a "T" brass coupling that allows you to put a Gauge alongside the path of the Needle Valve. All the input threads of the "T" brass coupler should be 1/8'' NPT. Here's are some photo of what I meant on one of my setup.











You should get an idea of what you need in the Above pictures. Here is a layout part that Homedepot carries with Part Number and all along with Prices for you to find that part.



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Jagged just wanted to mention replaced the o ring and it works like a champ again. Thanks. Affordable easy to use setup especially once its been running for a while you can really get those bps exact wont happen right away but once the systems had some use it all comes together. Thanks again for the help.
Awesome. No problem! Happy Pearling!

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Old 05-01-2011, 09:33 PM   #1551
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here is what i have, i hope it loads this time,


i will go to homedepot to purchase the parts from your pics. where can i get the gauge.
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That may work. Dont' go with my words though. I'm use to seeing Universal Fill Adapters with a braid line to it. At least 2-4 feet of braided line. That braided line then goes to a connect outlet that attaches onto a refill station where the co2 cylinder usually 20lbs and up will refill you're Paintball Co2 tank.

The parts I listed above can be bought at Homedepot. Part numbers might not be accessible to Canadian stores. So in you're case, just brainstorm 1/8'' NPT 3 port Female Tees.

The Gauge can be bought online if you do a search. Or just PM me.

Goodluck.

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Old 05-03-2011, 01:21 PM   #1553
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Did someone figure out how to keep the pressure at the same level as the bobbles decrease with a few days?

After 3 days running I have to manually open more the needle valve to get back 1:1 as it dropped to 1:~20.
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Check for leaks. When checking for leaks, take a good few minutes having the setup dump in water and observe for any leaks. Small leaks can occur that takes a few seconds to arise. Any form of leak will drop the pressure of the set adjustment. Consistency should stay at exact adjustment.

It's been 5 months for mines and it's nearly almost empty. Had great results and sometime today I'm refilling my setup after work. I have 2 Paintball Co2 tanks to refill! Nearly less than $10 dollars to refill 2 Paintball Co2 tanks! Can't beat that!
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Wouldn't know. I haven't turn it the wrong way before.

Simply just take it apart. Since you're replacing the 2 O rings on the Depress Pin.

The ASA On/Off Valve is not much to it. Here's how it looks like apart.



Examine the Hex Scew, Depress Pin and 2 O rings.

While the ASA On/Off Valve is off the Paintball Co2 Tank, inspect your Pin Valve as well on the Paintball Co2 Tank itself.

If you heard a Snap, something obviously was overscrewed.
well went to refill my co2 tank and came back to put it on and screwed down the top to close the pin and all i heard was a woosh of air gushing out from the base of top knob. I'm guessing its the orings that need replaced? my depress pin just falls out by itself, and pushing it back in place does nothing to hold it there.. The orings on the depress pin look fine, not ripped or torn or anything, just obviously not thick enough to make any sort of seal. these are the one's that need replaced? there isn't any orings between the depress pin and the top of the asa valve when it's sititing place or anything? there's nothing I'm missing? just pull off the old orings and put on the new ones and put it back in and everything should be a-okay again?
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Definitely just the o rings. Kind of nice that this system is easily repaired the rings were about 1 dollar and you get 10 just make sure you get the right size. Best system for diy pressurized ever.

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well went to refill my co2 tank and came back to put it on and screwed down the top to close the pin and all i heard was a woosh of air gushing out from the base of top knob. I'm guessing its the orings that need replaced? my depress pin just falls out by itself, and pushing it back in place does nothing to hold it there.. The orings on the depress pin look fine, not ripped or torn or anything, just obviously not thick enough to make any sort of seal. these are the one's that need replaced? there isn't any orings between the depress pin and the top of the asa valve when it's sititing place or anything? there's nothing I'm missing? just pull off the old orings and put on the new ones and put it back in and everything should be a-okay again?
You are correct. Parts numbers are on the previous 1-5 pages before this page. Use a pick and take it out then put slide new ones on. Push Depress Pin back in place and it will stay snug and tight.

I also refilled my Co2 tank after work today. This morning when I took off my ASA On/Off Valve, Depress Pin stayed in fine. No problem.

But I decided to just replace the 2 O rings on it so it doens't cause a problem down the line.

Let me know how it goes.

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Nice!

I'll buy em tomorrow and try hooking it up again

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here is what i purchased so far, all i'm missing now is the paintball tank
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i hope this set up works
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i hope this set up works
Depending on that Valve you have there, it might work. Not sure how precise that Valve will let you adjust your output pressure.

Here's one of mines.

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