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Unregulated CO2?

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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Unregulated CO2?

Unread postAuthor: iPaintball » Thu Jun 21, 2007 10:37 pm

I am considering building a launcher that runs of of unregulated co2. I've seen it done before, but by who I don't remember. Anyway, Shoud this even be attempted? My chamber would probably be a short piece of metal pipe with ball valves on each end. The only ball valves I could find are rated for 600 psi, but O-rings can normally handle a lot of pressure.
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Unread postAuthor: noname » Thu Jun 21, 2007 10:42 pm

According to Orpackrat, who uses unregulated CO2 for his paintball launchers, the metal ball valves and pipe from any hardware store is fine. Try not to die though. I wouldn't use it, personnally, but that's just me, I guess.
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Unread postAuthor: Orpackrat » Fri Jun 22, 2007 12:04 am

I use the galvanized Steel pipe from hardware stores with simple metal ball valves, they handle the pressure just fine. You just need to use some air tool oil in the gun every now and then to keep the valve seals in good condition.

You would need one of these it using a paintball tank, the threads are 1/8"


Just remember to use lots of teflon tape.
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