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a few propane questions

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a few propane questions

Unread postAuthor: cannon monkey » Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:36 pm

The small tanks use for mini grills .
The ones I see being used on combustions.
how can I pump air into them.
I want to use it to air clean paint out of the small conners of my paintball marker.
using an airgun is this possible?
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Unread postAuthor: sniper hero » Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:49 pm

so basicly you want to use air to get rid of the paint stuck in the corners of your paintball gun?
compressor an idea?
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Unread postAuthor: cannon monkey » Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:53 pm

Yes but I dont drive. do I need somthing small light weight and I want to do it at the field I dont wanna be cleaning my stuff when I get home I want to do it at the field.
I am on my bike and going 5 miles to get to the games so i dont want my 11 pound compressor on my back
a small tank with a few parts is like 2 pouns so it all good any ideas if it will work and wat i need?
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:57 pm

What a coincidence that every paintball marker comes with some sort of pressure tank, being it either HPA or CO2. Maybe use that?

Beware that a small tank on say, 150psi, is emptied VERY VERY fast. I dont think air cleaning your marker can be done in that way.
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Unread postAuthor: cannon monkey » Mon Mar 02, 2009 2:06 pm

too dangerous for me
i want pump 20 maybe 30 psi into the propane tank and let it out slowly with an airgun blasting away paint bits stuck in the conners
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:00 pm

On 20-30 psi there wont be much of a blast.
And it will empty even faster.

Then just make the following:
A PVC chamber, with an airgun attached (via a short hose) and a shrader valve. Take a bike pump with you and you can pressurize it on the location.
Pressure gage would be useful/safe.
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Unread postAuthor: sssssbooom » Mon Mar 02, 2009 6:03 pm

I would say get one of these little guys
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=4077
and figure out a way to hook up a blow gun to it and it is only $8 couldn't hurt to try
and it is less then 2 pounds
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Unread postAuthor: cannon monkey » Mon Mar 02, 2009 6:36 pm

ok the idea of wat psycix was saying using a pvc pipe chamber and all of that but i wanted to use a small propane tank form my mini grill for a few reasons
1 no leaks from the tank
2 i can have 1 or 2 of them
3 i can fill it up by small hand pump right on the spot
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Unread postAuthor: Combustion Monkey » Mon Mar 02, 2009 6:52 pm

sssssbooom wrote:I would say get one of these little guys
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=4077
and figure out a way to hook up a blow gun to it and it is only $8 couldn't hurt to try
and it is less then 2 pounds


Has anyone ever used one of these little compressors? I have some interesting ideas for one if it works at all.
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Unread postAuthor: cannon monkey » Mon Mar 02, 2009 6:54 pm

i have a small one that sssssssboom showed in the link but mines a little diffent but it works with a rechargeable battery bit it is 11 pounds !!
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Unread postAuthor: Combustion Monkey » Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:25 pm

Dang, a bit on the heavy side.
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Unread postAuthor: cannon monkey » Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:56 pm

look another money fan
but ya it is heavy now u know why i wanna use a small tank tank like 1 pound
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Unread postAuthor: Combustion Monkey » Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:03 pm

I just gave the Harbor Freight another look, they are claiming 1.4 lbs.
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Unread postAuthor: sssssbooom » Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:18 pm

Combustion Monkey wrote:I just gave the Harbor Freight another look, they are claiming 1.4 lbs.

I just bought it and it is 1.4 lbs it's really light I haven't used it but I think it only comes with a cigarette lighter plug but that's just what I bought it for I'll try it out tomorrow if I have time
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Unread postAuthor: suburban spudgunner » Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:46 am

I have used one of those small compressors before; they're lightweight and supposed to fill up to 200 psi (though you probably shouldn't go that far). But I guarantee that if you get one it will burn out within the first thirty or so uses.

Anyone else notice this is in the wrong section?
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