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DIY Pressurized Paintball CO2 Leak- Help

Ok so, my CO2 system is finally set up.....and I have found one leak.....it is at the intake tubing of my bubble counter (cheap one I know), shown in the picture below....I have tried to reset the tube, I've tried teflon tape, nothing seems to be sealing this....it is a small leak, but a leak none the less.....any thoughts on ways I can seal this?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-19-2011, 09:34 PM
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Just had this happened to my cheap RedSea bubble counter too. I just put the hose in the intake, siliconed around it and let it set for a while. Hooked it back up and no leak...for now.
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I decided to just pull the bubble counter and use my hagen ladder to count and diffuse the CO2....there was just much pressure at certain points on the bubble counter that was throwing off my ability to inject the CO2.....now using the ladder, needle valver barely open at 2-3 bps with no leaks noted anywehre in the line....thinking about using a Reactor instead of the ladder, any thoughts?
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If you have a canister filter, go inline reactor for sure! Use the tiny metal clamps from hardware stores that cost like 40 cents. Like this


Ladders seem to be ineffective
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I only have the HOB filters atm....thoughts?
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You can do anything with a pump if you want to purchase one of those, like run an inline reactor. Or you can use a ceramic diffuser.


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