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regulator for a home made paintball gun

Post questions and info about pneumatic (compressed gas) powered cannons here. This includes discussion about valves, pipe types, compressors, alternate gas setups, and anything else relevant.
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Unread postAuthor: THEMOST » Mon Oct 09, 2006 8:10 am

I havent taken any pics yet because ive been busy. since i have joint custody it could take up to like five days but ill try to get some in soon.

Obviously I'm not intending to shoot someone with it that hard. That's why I WANTED TO KNOW HOW TO MAKE REGULATOR! fyi. but anyhoo. uhhh ...(submit)
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Unread postAuthor: )DEMON( » Mon Oct 09, 2006 10:53 am

YOU GUYS STOP POSTING OUT YOUR ASSHOLES!!! You have private messages for a reason!

Regulators would be hard to make, this is why they cost so much.
For a paintball cannon you should not exceed the velocity of 300fps. (like all paintball guns). Here are regulators you put on your co2 tank, they are adjustible, so you can play around with the pressure until you fire at the right velocity: http://www.palmer-pursuit.com/online-ca ... ilizer.htm

You would have to use a piston valve or a quick exhuast valve for the most efficiency. (also a diaphram valve would do)
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Unread postAuthor: THEMOST » Mon Oct 09, 2006 10:59 am

uhh yea thats a tad pricy...I pay $50 to make the gun and $100 for one measly regulator...I dont tink so...
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Unread postAuthor: saladtossser » Mon Oct 09, 2006 12:00 pm

no no no think of it this way, you build more guns, and 1 regulator to use for them all
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Unread postAuthor: THEMOST » Mon Oct 09, 2006 12:43 pm

I suppose but ... idk.. I just dont want to spend that much money.

Is it possible to prehaps have a pvc chamber with a ball valve on one end with a CO2 canister behind the ball valve. (obviously the sprinkler valve would be on the other end.) Could that idea work?
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Unread postAuthor: sergeantspud2 » Mon Oct 09, 2006 6:29 pm

Yes, but you risk accidently putting the full pressure of co2 into the pvc chamber which is around 800psi. Keep in mind that 2" pvc is only rated to 230 psi. So an accidental release of 800psi into the chamber would produce flying shrapnel. Very painfull if you were standing next to it or even worse holding it.
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Unread postAuthor: Recruit » Tue Oct 10, 2006 10:32 am

Why not go to like Wal-mart buy cheap 20 dolla gun and rip out its regulator?
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Unread postAuthor: JoeSmoe32 » Tue Oct 10, 2006 10:56 am

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Sorry for my bad paint drawing :D

I think a regulator works like that. There is just a stout spring pushing up on a plate that is partially blocking the outlet hole.

With that being said it doesnt seem like it would be that hard to make one. You would need to have the plate seal on the inside of the thing though.

EDIT: to the guy above me: Those cheap Wal-Mart guns DO NOT have regulators on them. Some of the other guns there may look like they have a regulator on them but it is usually just a chamber. Sometimes it is an expansion chamber which makes the CO2 travel further therefore having less of a chance to get liquid CO2 into the gun.
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Unread postAuthor: Jolly Roger » Tue Oct 10, 2006 11:09 am

Are you a chick "themost"?
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Unread postAuthor: Recruit » Tue Oct 10, 2006 2:58 pm

Ok my bad thankyou for letting me known before i did something stupid and got myself killed or seriously injured
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Unread postAuthor: THEMOST » Wed Oct 11, 2006 9:20 am

Jolly Roger wrote:Are you a chick "themost"?


:shock: Oh my God NOOO! I am not a girl!! That was back in the day (last year) when I had Fabio hair! lol That sucks...

I was thinking about using steel piping before the CO2 canister and having a steel valve between the pvc and steel canister fitting.


But in regaurds to the ripped up gun for the regulator, I dont think it would be as powerful as I want if its that cheap. I'll probably go with the steel stuff for my next gun. I'll get some pics up of my first gun soon. Like in a couple of days.
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Unread postAuthor: THEMOST » Thu Oct 12, 2006 9:29 am

I havent had the chance to take a pic yet. Mabey by next week. or this weekend.
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Unread postAuthor: THEMOST » Thu Oct 12, 2006 9:29 am

doh i skipped the second page...im confused
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