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Unread postAuthor: sinper2006 » Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:50 am

hi everyone im just wondering where i can find springs for my Magazine and 2 turn ball valve in australia
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Unread postAuthor: f.c » Tue Nov 20, 2007 3:57 pm

make the spring yourself and the ball valves get them from bunnings. what exactly are you making with 2 ball valves and springs ?
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Unread postAuthor: Redcoat » Tue Nov 20, 2007 4:04 pm

Probably a Spring Loaded Ball Valve.

Either that or a Ball Valve Breech Loader.

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Unread postAuthor: iknowmy3tables » Tue Nov 20, 2007 4:12 pm

please use the search tool before you post next time

you can usually find a variety of individually sold springs at local hardware stores, or use mcmaster.com if you must
if your magazine uses non sphere ammo your should look into ordering some music/memory wire for making custom shaped springs simply add an electrical charge and bend
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Unread postAuthor: Redcoat » Tue Nov 20, 2007 4:15 pm

Yeah, BUt Mcmaster does not ship to AUS.

And I don't know where alot of you other Aussies live but I can't find springs at my local Bunnings.
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Unread postAuthor: sinper2006 » Tue Nov 20, 2007 6:27 pm

f.c wrote:make the spring yourself and the ball valves get them from bunnings. what exactly are you making with 2 ball valves and springs ?

1 valve is going 2 let all air out the other is to let air into chamber so i don't have to waste air while i reload

iknowmy3tables wrote:please use the search tool before you post next time

you can usually find a variety of individually sold springs at local hardware stores, or use mcmaster.com if you must
if your magazine uses non sphere ammo your should look into ordering some music/memory wire for making custom shaped springs simply add an electrical charge and bend

where can i find this wire?

thanks for your help.
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Unread postAuthor: Zen/// » Tue Nov 20, 2007 6:45 pm

1 valve is going 2 let all air out the other is to let air into chamber so i don't have to waste air while i reload


You will probably have only half the power for each shot.

For example, if you use 100 psi each of the two shots will have the power of a 30-70psi shot (depending on the volume between the two valves)

Not to mention your using a BALL VALVE.

music/memory wire

Maybe a piano/music store?!?!?

Just use 1 ball valve, with two, your better off buying a sprinkler valve, or making a piston valve for way less money.

A regular chamber takes about 7-30 seconds to get up to reasonable pressures with a bike pump.

1 valve is going 2 let all air out the other is to let air into chamber so i don't have to waste air while i reload


If you don't want to "waste air" either stop breathing (and die) or make a 0.2-1 C:B ratio
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Unread postAuthor: sinper2006 » Tue Nov 20, 2007 6:59 pm

ok wit the ball valve lets say they called in and out the in one is only goin 2 stop more air from getting in after i shot. then i will close the out valve and open in let more air into chamber then close it and it proble goin to be connected to an air compresser so if i don't shoot like crazy it should be allright. i'm alsotry to figure out how i can move all the valves so when i pull bolt back it does all. i just wanna use ball valves coz they are less work
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Unread postAuthor: Zen/// » Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:07 pm

i just wanna use ball valves coz they are less work
Sprinkler valves= Drill a hole+epoxy blowgun.

Use proper spelling and grammar, im on the edge right now.

i'm alsotry to figure out how i can move all the valves so when i pull bolt back it does all.


HAHA! You really think you can do that that easlly?!
Ball valves are harder to turn that you think!

ok wit the ball valve lets say they called in and out the in one is only goin 2 stop more air from getting in after i shot.


Again, your gun will most likely suck, since the small amount of air will significantly decrease preformance unless you use insanly high pressures(most commercial compressors only go up to 135psi) And you are using a ball valve which SUCK unless you use a burst disk.
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:12 pm

Try Mitre10 in Aussie.
When my Dad owned one here in NZ they stocked quite a few springs.
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Unread postAuthor: sinper2006 » Tue Nov 20, 2007 11:46 pm

MrCrowley wrote:Try Mitre10 in Aussie.
When my Dad owned one here in NZ they stocked quite a few springs.

thanks mate i found them hopfuly they will work good thanks
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Unread postAuthor: Lftndbt » Wed Nov 21, 2007 8:19 am

Bunnings- Springs are located in Builder's Hardware (that term still makes me laugh).
Normally just to the left of gal brackets...
They should have atleast 20 diffent types even at "smaller" store's.
Springs are a compulsory line to have in all stores.
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Unread postAuthor: sinper2006 » Wed Nov 21, 2007 4:16 pm

i think the reason i didn't c them in the first place coz the mitre 10 thing ner me only just opened so they might of had them in a werid spot or nowhere at all
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Unread postAuthor: Redcoat » Wed Nov 21, 2007 5:57 pm

You know you can just ask shop assistant who's paid to be asked questions...........though I personally find it uncomfortable doing so.
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Unread postAuthor: sinper2006 » Thu Nov 22, 2007 6:40 am

ya i no that lol. i don't like asking them ether when i go shoppin i like to find wat i wont witout help lol pretty dumb coz i could find stuff twice as quick wit help lol
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