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Unread postAuthor: Major Collins » Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:38 am

a 1/2 ball valve is a bit much for a 3/4 barrel sealer isn't it ? can someone go over the piloting information please
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:54 am

No such thing as a pilot valve that's too big ;)
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Unread postAuthor: Crna Legija » Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:02 am

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:No such thing as a pilot valve that's too big ;)


If your piston can fall though it I think its too big lol
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:08 am

hahahaha I'll grant you that :D
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Unread postAuthor: Major Collins » Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:12 am

haha well even though it has a high flow isn't it more efficient to have a airtight check-valved piston and a smaller pilot ?
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:33 am

Major Collins wrote:haha well even though it has a high flow isn't it more efficient to have a airtight check-valved piston and a smaller pilot ?


Having a big pilot to compensate for a shítty piston is inefficient

Having a big pilot on a well made (say with a floating o-ring) piston gives you better performance, but you don't lose efficiency.
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