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Unread postAuthor: Flash » Sat Nov 15, 2008 6:13 pm

Can anyone recommend a good non-relieving air pressure regulator for use in an external air tank? Preferably something that I can pick up at a Home Depot, Lowes or order from Mcmaster.

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Unread postAuthor: Lentamentalisk » Sat Nov 15, 2008 6:29 pm

Ok, I found you one. It can be found on one of the first pages of results for the term "regulator" on the web pages owned by Home Despot, Lowes, or McMaster.

What, do you want us to hit the search button for you?

What kind of regulator are you looking for? The regulator for a firefighter's air tank is very different from that of a welding tank, or off of a pneumatic tool hookup, or from a CO2 tank.
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Unread postAuthor: Flash » Sat Nov 15, 2008 8:15 pm

I'm asking for help because I really don't know what kind of regulator I should get. Of course I know that Home Depot, Lowes, and Mcmaster all have regulators, I just assumed that someone here would be able to recommend a regulator that they had success for spudfiles-ish projects.

I want to build a PVC air tank to supply a small BBMG. I need a regulator that can take in around 100 psi and lower it to around 30 psi.

Do you think a regulator like this will work, or do you need more info?
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Sat Nov 15, 2008 9:29 pm

Flash wrote:Do you think a regulator like this will work, or do you need more info?


Yes that will work just fine.
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Unread postAuthor: jitup » Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:41 pm

I'm building a BBMG as well, and was wondering if it was insome way possible to hook a regulator or psi gauge between the air sorce and the blow gub, I mean attached between the coupler for the air hose and the blow gun. 8)

just clarify this for me please, the higher the psi the higher the RPS, the lower the PSI, the lower the RPS? :)
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Unread postAuthor: Lentamentalisk » Sun Nov 16, 2008 1:20 pm

the higher the flow, the higher the rps. The higher the pressure, the faster the shots (and the higher the rps to some extent, due to the fact that there is more air flowing through.)
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Unread postAuthor: Flash » Sun Nov 16, 2008 2:05 pm

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