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Butane Lighter Fill Valves

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Butane Lighter Fill Valves

Unread postAuthor: Eddbot » Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:18 pm

i'm planning on making a "fill and pray" mini...plinker...thing...of doom,
anyway, i was wondering if anyone knew where to get butane fill valves or if i'm just gonna have to buy a lighter and butane refill to harvest the valves

oh, and if anyone knew how the valves actually worked, i would really appreciate an explanation
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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:23 pm

I think it would be easier and cheaper to buy a lighter and cut it in half then epoxy it in a nipple or any fitting that would be be big enough
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Unread postAuthor: Eddbot » Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:09 pm

yeah, that's what i was planning on, but if i could find one i wouldn't have to waste the refill just for the valve
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Unread postAuthor: BlackH » Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:27 am

yes like so
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Unread postAuthor: jimmy101 » Tue Apr 22, 2008 9:40 am

uh, a butane lighter already has a valve on it.
Just stick a small ID hose (I use wire insulation as the hose) on it and glue the other end into a small hole in the chamber.
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Parts of a generic butane lighter;
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Almost everything you ever wanted to know about using a butane lighter to fuel a spudgun;
<a href="http://www.inpharmix.com/jps/Fuel%20Meter%20From%20A%20Disposable%20Butane%20Lighter.html">Fuel Meter From A Disposable Butane Lighter</a>.

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Unread postAuthor: F.E.A.R._Sniper » Sun May 04, 2008 1:07 am

tubing used in paintball guns such as ions and autocockers works as well
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