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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Thu Jun 26, 2008 1:12 am

First, I had been using a 12V compressor but it broke down after a week or two
Then I tried using a footpump and I managed to use it up to 10 bar. Unfortunaltelly, it broke down after two weeks or so. Apparently 10 bar is to much for these things

Finaly I decided to build a fridge compressor so I used google.com to find info how to do it. So far it works great

In the near fututre I am planing to get one more fridge compressor to increase flow and hook both of them to some kind of an air tank
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Unread postAuthor: Carlman » Thu Jun 26, 2008 1:41 am

I have been using my 1300W 30L compressor, my 18BAR or 260PSI floor pump and my 180psi 12v (not the ones your thinking of) compressor. its like a drill shape and made by ozito.
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Thu Jun 26, 2008 7:12 am

I use my compressor(s), since I'm way to lazy for pumping myself.
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Thu Jun 26, 2008 10:29 am

You're missing an option.

The pump I use is completely homemade, can't be used on bikes, and isn't a shock pump either.

Basically, it's a based around a track pump like design, but it's made to do shock pump pressures, so it's about as good as hand pumps get - decent volume, and high pressures.
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Unread postAuthor: THUNDERLORD » Thu Jun 26, 2008 11:01 am

Missing another option also. Dry ice. (think bigbob12345 has done that).

I use a bike pump a lot, but it's gotten worn/weaker out after only little use.
The foot pump metal kind ,gotten worn/weaker the same but I could get 150psi out of it before the wear.

Friend has 5 gal. compressor.

Plan on getting a 12 gram tire fill and adding a hose and bigger tank through a "dummy co2 cart." (Dick's sporting goods has some awesome PB, airsoft and airgun tanks/ stuff where I live).

Got a 12v car tire compressor but I don't plan on using it much. (because it'll break).

Nice compressor on sale at Home Depot (across the street from where I live) $200 right now. But I prefer to use a friends because I can't shoot anything big enough to need it at home. I'll probably get a PB regulator from the PB store up the street also soon.

LOL you can always get just an air tank and fill it at the gas station (not mentioned either). Done that a while ago testing stuff, b4 I found SF's. 8)

EDIT: I know the dry ice is technically co2 but sort of isn't.
Also I Just got an idea, Fill a bunch of tanks to the output pressure of the gas station's compressor, then fill them the rest of the way at home!
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Unread postAuthor: jonnyboy » Thu Jun 26, 2008 11:35 am

SEAKING9006 wrote:My comp is only 3 gallons. :(

Ah your lucky mines only 1.5. But I got it for 90 dollars. :) I need to buy one of those 20 gallon separate air tanks at walmart for 20 dollars.
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Unread postAuthor: rp181 » Thu Jun 26, 2008 11:42 am

Are there such thing as High Pressure (100psi+) ultrasonic compressors? There are medical nebulizers that put out about 10psi using ultrasonic, powered by 2 AA's pretty small.
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Unread postAuthor: SpudFarm » Thu Jun 26, 2008 11:45 am

compressor, shock pump, foot pump, dry ice and every bottle gas you can dream of if i lay my big effort to get it.
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Unread postAuthor: Brian the brain » Thu Jun 26, 2008 12:23 pm

I just wrecked my compressor, but I will build me a new one ( refrigerator)

I've built stirrup pumps before ( and nearly blew my teeth out)

I do however have an empty CO2 tank and the reg for it.

Anyways..I don;t have a pressure source right now, but I've used just about all of them

So none of the above are right for me.
I've got three working guns, just no pressure source...
If I can't get a fridge, I'll just build another HP pump.Great for portable power.
I'm also on the lookout for a CO2 bulb quick change adapter...

BTW: trowing firecrackers in the chamber and then closing the ballvalve so it explodes inside, does not give off ANY pressure.I once tried to contain the pressure from the blast like that and ended up with a filthy chamber, but no power.( powder turns to a cloud of gas doesn't it?!?!?!)
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Unread postAuthor: socoj2 » Thu Jun 26, 2008 1:50 pm

3 scuba tanks. on the field.


Compressor at home.
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Thu Jun 26, 2008 5:05 pm

I bought my 25 liter (6.6 gallon) air compressor for only 99 euro's. Brand new and it came with 5 meter of air hose and 4 different blow/spray/tire fill guns.
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