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$55 Co2 Rig

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Re: $55 Co2 Rig

Unread postAuthor: 1nxtmonster » Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:43 pm

It only threads in exactly one turn, then gets so stuck that with a wrench and a strap wrench, it will nay go about 10 more degrees. So I was really bummed, because I won't have enough money to get a palmers for a few months until my next google check gets here, and it looks like the seller won't accept a return. So i did some looking, and the inside threads of the regulator are all covered in a thick coat of paint, and the air inlet is blocked with paint! Cheap junk....

So right now i've got it soaking in a solvent bath, ready to get all of the paint picked out.

*****UPDATE*****

All the paint from the inside of the regulator came off, and it now threads on. Adjusted the regulator down to 100 psi, and hooked it up to my airsoft gun that i am currently finishing. And it works! Goodbye, lugging around a 5 gallon air tank all day! :)
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Re: $55 Co2 Rig

Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:47 am

1nxtmonster wrote:Cheap junk...


We tried to tell you ;)

All the paint from the inside of the regulator came off, and it now threads on. Adjusted the regulator down to 100 psi, and hooked it up to my airsoft gun that i am currently finishing. And it works! Goodbye, lugging around a 5 gallon air tank all day!


Nice! By the way, you did remove all the rubber and synthetic seals from the reg before dipping it in solvent right?
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Re: $55 Co2 Rig

Unread postAuthor: 1nxtmonster » Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:34 pm

Well, I soaked a cotton ball in the solvent, then stuffed that up inside of the female port for the paintball tank. I stood the reg up so that it wouldn't drain into the internals.
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Re: $55 Co2 Rig

Unread postAuthor: Humancarpentry » Fri Feb 14, 2014 2:13 am

Glad to hear you got it working. I might pick up one of those as well for another project. I would suggest that you absolutely use a remote line for your CO2 tank attachment to that regulator as it will give plenty of expansion space to prevent liquid CO2 entering the regulator and throwing it off. Also, the remote line gets that heavy tank off your gun and onto your back, so it is much easier to aim and fire.

Amazon has one here for very cheap: http://www.amazon.com/rap4-Paintball-Th ... all+remote

You should be able to hook that up pretty easily with what you already have.
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Re: $55 Co2 Rig

Unread postAuthor: sagthegreat » Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:53 am

The queston is, can you screw the reg onto the tank, and then the remote line on top of that?
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Re: $55 Co2 Rig

Unread postAuthor: 1nxtmonster » Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:50 pm

sagthegreat wrote:The queston is, can you screw the reg onto the tank, and then the remote line on top of that?


You could, but that's not really the point. Having the hose before the reg keeps harmful liquid c02 from getting in the mechanism.

I used some standard air hose and put the bottle and reg in a backpack for ease of use.
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Re: $55 Co2 Rig

Unread postAuthor: Humancarpentry » Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:23 pm

By the way, I grabbed one of these regs on Ebay. Mine worked pretty well out of the box, but I couldn't regulate it down below about 160psi.
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Re: $55 Co2 Rig

Unread postAuthor: 1nxtmonster » Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:42 am

Hate to be dredging up an old topic, but I've been using the reg with my completed airsoft gun for a few months now, and I have to say it works great. I have a paintball 'belt' that the tank goes in so that it is upright to avoid problems with co2 in the reg. The only problem I had was with a buildup of gunk inside the regulator that caused the pressure to rise, a little bit of maintenance fixed and would have avoided that problem. To lower the pressure beneath the regulator's minimum (about 160) I flipped around some of the washers inside of the regulator to be less stiff. This works great and the reg can now be set to as low as 70 psi.
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