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Easy as pie CO2/HPA setup for BBMGs!

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Unread postAuthor: iPaintball » Sun Apr 08, 2007 10:53 am

I was searching through my old paintball gun parts and I found an ASA thread adapter (the kind used on drop forwards) with an on/off button. Then it hit me! If you don't have the budget for a Palmer Reg, buy an on/off ASA adapter! The standard output for these is 1/8 NPT so it will screw directly on to a 1/8" close nipple. I've seen these adapters for as little as $10, so there perfect if you're low on cash. As for the extreme pressure created by CO2/HPA bottles, don't worry about it. You can easily adjust the flow by turing the bottle like a screw valve! It works perfectly on my BBMG, but the only disadvantage is you can't use a blowgun trigger, so you just use the on/off switch as a trigger. To me, this is definitely worth saving $69, and for most of you, I'm sure it is too! Let me know what you think!
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Unread postAuthor: hi » Sun Apr 08, 2007 11:27 am

you said that you cant use a blowgun, could you use a ball valve, maybe 1/4 inch?
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Unread postAuthor: iPaintball » Sun Apr 08, 2007 11:39 am

Well, it depends. As far as I know, you cant use a blowgun because of the high pressure, but if you had an inline pressure gauge and a pop-off valve (set to, say, 120 psi) before the blowgun, you might be able to adjust the pressure so you can use it safely. Same thing with the ball valve.
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Unread postAuthor: Scope » Sun Apr 08, 2007 11:41 am

hi wrote:you said that you cant use a blowgun, could you use a ball valve, maybe 1/4 inch?


yea one thats rated to 1000 psi for co2
800 for HP HPA
and 500 for LP HPA


Im look to get an adjustable regulator for my HPA tank... that would be perfect for all this
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Unread postAuthor: iPaintball » Sun Apr 08, 2007 11:46 am

The regulator on my HPA tank is a LP 500 psi preset, so I can't adjust it. I designed this setup for use without expesive regulators.
Oh and CO2 bottles are 600-800 psi...
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Unread postAuthor: )DEMON( » Sun Apr 08, 2007 3:08 pm

Oh and CO2 bottles are 600-800 psi...


No, they average much higher than that. On a warm day they can go 1000psi+.
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Unread postAuthor: iPaintball » Sun Apr 08, 2007 3:11 pm

Oh...sorry, someone at Dick's Sporting Goods told me that, whatever...
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Unread postAuthor: singularity » Sun Apr 08, 2007 4:55 pm

i bought a regulator for a co2 tank, i don't know what type it is but it screwed onto the tank and 90 degrees from that was a 1/8 npt port ant you turned to top to adjust the pressure. anyway i never got a chance to test it because i dropped it and the pin popped out of it. wont it be kinda low flow though?
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Unread postAuthor: Scope » Sun Apr 08, 2007 6:26 pm

singularity wrote:i bought a regulator for a co2 tank, i don't know what type it is but it screwed onto the tank and 90 degrees from that was a 1/8 npt port ant you turned to top to adjust the pressure. anyway i never got a chance to test it because i dropped it and the pin popped out of it. wont it be kinda low flow though?


Not a good regulator.

And yea co2 can go from like 600 when cold to 1200 when hot
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