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Unread postAuthor: mach10 » Tue May 26, 2009 10:19 am

What tipe of threads does a paintball tank have? I want to have one as the air supply on a bbmg. I'm planing to make.
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Unread postAuthor: Hubb » Tue May 26, 2009 10:20 am

They have ASA threads.

Generally, you will want an ASA adapter. In terms of paintball, these are the little things that go on the bottom of a marker that the tank screws in to. The exhaust from a standard ASA is 1/8" NPT.
http://www.actionvillage.com/AVI-Paintball/paintball-gas-systems-bottom-lines

Another option is to go remote. This will get the tank away from the gun while still connecting to 1/8"NPT.
http://www.actionvillage.com/AVI-Paintball/paintball-gas-systems-remotes
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Unread postAuthor: boom_o_matic_2.0 » Tue May 26, 2009 11:37 am

would that allow me to connect it directly to my gun or would I need a regulator?
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Tue May 26, 2009 11:52 am

You can buy a cheap adapter off ebay like this one for just $7.50, works a treat and has a 1/8" NPT female socket to connect to your BBMG.

boom_o_matic_2.0 wrote:would that allow me to connect it directly to my gun or would I need a regulator?


Depends on the tank, my Ninja unit has a built in regulator that can be set from 450-850 psi in three stages.

Worth pointing out that paintball tank ASA threads are a very good match for 1/2" bsp threads, as I used here.
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Unread postAuthor: boom_o_matic_2.0 » Tue May 26, 2009 11:57 am

its says "pure energy" a 20oz tank. I dont think its got one cause it has a diagram and it says valve and tank. but no regulator
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Tue May 26, 2009 12:00 pm

This one?

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It doesn't seem to have a reg, so either you're stuck with the fill pressure or you need a separate reg.
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Unread postAuthor: Technician1002 » Tue May 26, 2009 12:03 pm

boom_o_matic_2.0 wrote:its says "pure energy" a 20oz tank. I dont think its got one cause it has a diagram and it says valve and tank. but no regulator


Tanks listed for weight are CO2 tanks and are unregulated.

Nitrogen tanks are listed here for the Pure Energy brand.
http://www.actionvillage.com/AVI-Paintball/paintball-gas-systems-nitrogen-systems-pure-energy-nitrogen-systems

CO2 tanks are here.
http://www.actionvillage.com/AVI-Paintball/paintball-gas-systems-co2-systems

I hope this helps.
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Unread postAuthor: boom_o_matic_2.0 » Tue May 26, 2009 12:06 pm

yea thats similar to the one I got. would a regulator for air compressors work or do I need a paintball one?

EDIT: well seeing as I cant even afford car insurance a nitrogen tank is out of the question. lol.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Tue May 26, 2009 12:20 pm

boom_o_matic_2.0 wrote:would a regulator for air compressors work or do I need a paintball one?


What are you planning on filling it with? If it's liquid CO<sub>2</sub> then your regulator needs to withstand an input of at least 850 psi.
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Unread postAuthor: boom_o_matic_2.0 » Tue May 26, 2009 12:34 pm

I guess liquid co2. I just take it to the paint ball shop and let them fill it up with what ever they want. lol. and wow. 850 is alot. I dunno if an air compressor regulator could take that. I know paint ball shops got regulators but I dont know how high they are.
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Unread postAuthor: Hubb » Tue May 26, 2009 12:41 pm

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Unread postAuthor: irisher » Tue May 26, 2009 4:57 pm

To avoid starting a new thread http://www.hustlepaintball.com/product-p/30530401.htm

Does anyone know if this is adjustable how to hook up to bbmg?
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Unread postAuthor: Technician1002 » Tue May 26, 2009 7:47 pm

boom_o_matic_2.0 wrote:I guess liquid co2. I just take it to the paint ball shop and let them fill it up with what ever they want. lol. and wow. 850 is alot. I dunno if an air compressor regulator could take that. I know paint ball shops got regulators but I dont know how high they are.


Shop air compressor regulators are not built for the pressure. A welding supply has regulators for high pressure Argon, Oxygen, Helium, CO2, etc. Be safe. Use the right stuff.
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Unread postAuthor: boom_o_matic_2.0 » Tue May 26, 2009 10:06 pm

yea I really dont want super cooled co2 pouring out on my hands. lol.
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Unread postAuthor: Technician1002 » Tue May 26, 2009 11:16 pm

boom_o_matic_2.0 wrote:yea I really dont want super cooled co2 pouring out on my hands. lol.


Unless you are under a lot of pressure, you won't get super cooled CO2 pouring out. You will get dry ice snow.
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