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$55 Co2 Rig

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$55 Co2 Rig

Unread postAuthor: 1nxtmonster » Sun Jan 26, 2014 3:10 pm

C02 is normally really expensive for a rig with a tank and regulator: Here is a c02 system for $50:
Regulator 100 - 800 psi:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Spyder-Vertical ... 4618fee24e

20 oz Co2 Tank:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0008G ... PDKIKX0DER

Note that the tank will come empty, count on about $3 to fill it at a sporting goods store.
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Re: $55 Co2 Rig

Unread postAuthor: sagthegreat » Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:13 pm

That reg is a really good price!! Seems too good to be true, that or its unsafe lol
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Re: $55 Co2 Rig

Unread postAuthor: 1nxtmonster » Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:17 pm

Well, mine will come in the mail in a week or so... If i don't have any more posts after that, don't buy it :)
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Re: $55 Co2 Rig

Unread postAuthor: mobile chernobyl » Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:02 pm

In the paintball world - those regulators are a joke lol.

Plus it is really aimed at HPA (air not CO2) use only. Regulators like the palmer's stabilizer that can handle CO2 are a bit more expensive for a reason - being able to handle liquid CO2.

Depending on how you mount that tank/reg combo you could be ingesting liquid CO2 - I would recommend keeping both vertical and both warm. After continued use the CO2 tank may become cold or frosty - give it a rest so that your regulator doesn't consume too much liquid CO2 as this can throw off your actual downstream pressures a lot - they will be higher.

Your luck may very - but don't expect super accurate results and definitely still use an adequate safety vent.
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Re: $55 Co2 Rig

Unread postAuthor: 1nxtmonster » Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:22 pm

I plan on doing an expansion chamber, secondary regulator (it can handle 250 psi), and 200 psi pop-off valve in between
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Re: $55 Co2 Rig

Unread postAuthor: mobile chernobyl » Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:13 pm

1nxtmonster wrote:I plan on doing an expansion chamber, secondary regulator (it can handle 250 psi), and 200 psi pop-off valve in between


Should just buy a palmers :P
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Re: $55 Co2 Rig

Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:27 pm

mobile chernobyl wrote:Should just buy a palmers :P


Sound advice.
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Re: $55 Co2 Rig

Unread postAuthor: 1nxtmonster » Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:42 am

Should just buy a palmers :P[/quote]

Originally, I was going to get the palmer's female inline stabilizer, pressure gauge, and remote hose. But this was only $20, so if it doesn't work it isn't too much of a deal. I bet that eventually, I'll have a palmer's.
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Re: $55 Co2 Rig

Unread postAuthor: Lockednloaded » Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:21 pm

I bought one of these regulators a while back. I thought worst case scenario, I end up spending 20$ on a gauge and some braided hose, so I'd only be a few dollars out. Truth about these is, they cannot handle CO2 well at all; however, it has worked adequately with my HPA tank, so it's not a total ripoff
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Re: $55 Co2 Rig

Unread postAuthor: 1nxtmonster » Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:02 am

How about if I use an anti-siphon valve or mount the tank vertically?
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Re: $55 Co2 Rig

Unread postAuthor: 1nxtmonster » Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:42 pm

Well, i got the regulator and tanks... but they aren't comparable/dont thread together! Please help....
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Re: $55 Co2 Rig

Unread postAuthor: sagthegreat » Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:09 pm

they should be both 1/8 NPT threads, if not try to find a piece of copper pipe that fits over both, then rough it up with sand paper and apply generous amounts of epoxy to attach

Or buy a HPA air tank and use the reg on that like its meant to be used. you will get more shots per tank also. HPA is usually considered an upgrade to Co2 due to it being stable, and it wont freeze parts when rapid firing and you dont need nonsense stuff like expansion chambers and stuff
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Re: $55 Co2 Rig

Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:11 am

Pictures of what you're trying to mate?
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Re: $55 Co2 Rig

Unread postAuthor: 1nxtmonster » Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:46 am

Trying to mate a a paintball tank out with an asa female regulator. Pics:

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Re: $55 Co2 Rig

Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:53 am

A paintball tank has an ASA thread, they should fit... is the reg not deep enough to reach the threads?
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