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Blowgun leaks

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Blowgun leaks

Unread postAuthor: Special Ed » Tue Oct 21, 2008 11:59 am

The blowgun I used on my sprinkler valve leaks a little before i fire my launcher. took it apart and cleaned it out and lubed up the orings. its still leaks. Should i just buy a higher quality blowgun or do they all leak a little?
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Unread postAuthor: Gippeto » Tue Oct 21, 2008 1:16 pm

They shouldn't leak.

Can you put up a picture?

How do you have it mounted?

If you have it mounted backward, the air pressure will try to open the valve in the blow gun, and might be the reason it's leaking.
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Unread postAuthor: nivekatoz » Tue Oct 21, 2008 2:18 pm

YOU WERE RIPPED OFF !!!!! That blow gun is junk. Return it. and get your money back, and buy a new one. :drunken:
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Unread postAuthor: Special Ed » Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:38 pm

I wasnt ripped off i just found it lying around my shop. ill just pick up a new one when i get a chance. it still works ok i just dont like the idea of it leaking
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Unread postAuthor: iisthemuffin » Wed Oct 22, 2008 6:51 pm

Special Ed - Before replacing it, try what Gipetto said. you could very well have it backwards. What Gipetto said is far more likely and the most educated response in my opinion. If your not sure how to mount the blowgun, look at a tutorial or just post a picture in this thread and someone will tell you if its right.
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Unread postAuthor: jimmy101 » Thu Oct 23, 2008 11:12 am

Special ed: Can you tell where it's leaking from? If it is around the valve's piston (the little stub that sticks out of the housing and is depressed by the blowgun's handle) then you've probably done evereything you can to fix it.

Or is it leaking around the fittings? Spray some water on it and see where it bubbles.
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