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Is this even a regulator?

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Unread postAuthor: Alex345 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:26 pm

So i bought this thing at a specialized store, its supposed to act as a secondary regulator for a mini CO² rig.

But here's the ting, it wont regulate... When i hook it up to the setup and turn the knob only SLIGHTLY the needle literally JUMPS to 7 Bar, and when i turn it all the way open it still sits at 7 Bar...

I think he just sold me an ordinary valve instead of a regulator, or stabilizer... Is there even a deference?

These "valves" come standard with pretty expensive paint guns, but i took it apart and it had neither a diaphragm nor a spring. Just a brass stem with an o-ring at the end.

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Unread postAuthor: budabob07 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:32 pm

It doesn't look like its behaving like a regulator so it either has a defect or is just a valve. You should ask the guy at the store.
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Unread postAuthor: Gippeto » Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:25 pm

Not a pressure regulator....flow regulator.

Think you realize that there IS a difference at this point. :lol:

Better post a pic of the whole setup...much easier to sort it out if we can see it.

A description of intended use and desired output pressure would be a good idea too.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:38 am

As the man says, it's a flow regulator - useful for a highly specialised BB machinegun, but not much else in the world of spudding.
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Unread postAuthor: Alex345 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:16 am

So it's basically a tap? I've already called the shop and i can bring it back within a few days. I really just need a small regulator. The final product is a small CO² rig for a converted airsoft gas sniper rifle ;)

Only problem is that i tapped the inside of one of the 1/4 exits for 1/8... So no change in functionality, actually it becomes more useful because if someone needs to use 1/8 fittings with it they won't have to buy an adapter piece... BUT still reason for them to not accept it anymore because it was tampered with.

This is what i need;

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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:30 am

Always check the input pressure before purchasing a regulator. If you don't mind spending a few $$$ for a quality product that will last a lifetime, have a look at the Palmer's Pursuit range: http://palmer-pursuit.com/cart/index.ph ... 20a&page=1
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Unread postAuthor: Alex345 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 3:32 am

I already have a CO² kit, the regulator was to act as a secondary one for finer adjustment :)

Its this one:
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The coil hose was removed for a straight 6mm line which lead to the secondary reg, the input pressure of the (wrong) one i bought was 0 to 10 Bar which was perfect. The exit side of the reg would have a mini on/off ball valve, along with a 6mm push fitting and a final piece of 6mm hose going to the magazine ;)
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