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Hello and help with a question asked many times

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Hello and help with a question asked many times

Unread postAuthor: Baldyforks » Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:48 am

Hi all, I've been lurking here for a little bit now trying to find what I need without bothering anyone but after my latest literaly deafening experience of blowing up a rubber shrader valve In my face I figured it was proabally a good time for advice.

Im building a semi auto qev slide valve" splatball" shooter.
Thanks to this site I have all the important parts but I believe I need different reg.
I'm chasing a cheap co2 reg (under $35aust dollars) for my soda stream bottle. I've got the brewing adaptor already and have everything else already working also installing a relief valve for safety too after my resent failure. I just need a reliable reg. I believe the one I have is a flow reg aimed at aquariums as there is no gauge and the longer time between shots the harder it shoots ( till something blows up that is) I'm in Australia so i here option are slim . I have two options I've found so far on ebay but as I'm on my phone I can't post the links. Plus I'm sure you guys will have better options anyway. Any help is welcome, Thank you
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Re: Hello and help with a question asked many times

Unread postAuthor: Gabriel S » Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:08 pm

Hi, and welcome to spudfiles. I myself have had the same proplem using a flow regulator. And it seems to have a good useful regulator you need to spend a wee bit of cash.
I have bought this regulator and it is very good, you will need the appropriate adapters and about $80. http://palmer-pursuit.com/cart/rock-the ... p-741.html

Alternately you could try this reg. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SWP-Side-Entr ... 20da71b8ae

Hope this helps.
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Unread postAuthor: Baldyforks » Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:02 am

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This is one I was looking at.

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And this is the other. Sorry about the double posts. Really need to get back on my computer and off this phone, need a bloody magnifying glass to see the screen.
Thanks for any info guys .
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Sat Jan 04, 2014 4:21 am

Gabriel S wrote:it seems to have a good useful regulator you need to spend a wee bit of cash


This is the unfortunate truth, regulators are one area where you can't really skimp on spending a bit more to get a quality product.
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Unread postAuthor: Baldyforks » Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:57 pm

Thanks guys. I'll have to look around some more. Not sure if I'd get in one of those palmers into Australia. Would this one be any good? (First pic sidnt work) Similar to the second one Gabriel s posted.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:54 pm

I think the general rule is that if it's cheap, Chinese and sold for aquaria, it's not going to be safe or reliable.
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Unread postAuthor: Baldyforks » Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:35 am

Ok I'm understanding I'll need to spend more. But I have a few questions.
the second reg Gabriel s put up only goes to 100psi on the gauge. Does that mean that is the highest output ill get? Cause I'm looking at alot of brewing regs and most only go to 60 or 80 psi. Then again I'm not sure what I'll need for my shooter anyway but I assumed more than 60psi.

Second query, does anyone know if palmers are legal to ship into Australia?

Cheers guys
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:37 am

Typically a gauge range is matched with the output.

Baldyforks wrote:Second query, does anyone know if palmers are legal to ship into Australia?


I can't think of a reason why not, this is pretty draconian but there's no mention of regulators.
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Unread postAuthor: Baldyforks » Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:59 am

Ok cool, suppose ill be trying to find a higher output reg, or risking a fare bit of $ trying to get a Palmer then.

Cheers,

I'm sure I'll have more questions soon enough :p
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Unread postAuthor: Humancarpentry » Sun Jan 19, 2014 2:25 am

Ebay a used Palmer regulator. I got one for $24 USD.
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