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Unread postAuthor: shadowmaster123 » Thu May 25, 2006 6:49 pm

okay so yesterday i made my 2nd potato gun. its air powered (pnuenmatic) and it was working great. today i go out to shot it and the he valve is leaking bad. at 20 psi the valve just spits air out like crazy. theres nothing jammed into the valve that i can see. is there any thing i can do to fix it?
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Unread postAuthor: Shrimphead » Thu May 25, 2006 7:01 pm

What kind of valve is it?
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Unread postAuthor: Benny » Fri May 26, 2006 3:30 am

lol, if there is a compertition for the post with least info, make it this one. :D
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Unread postAuthor: shadowmaster123 » Fri May 26, 2006 8:34 am

oh sorry its a ball valve. i made the mistake in buying a ball valve intstead of a solenoid.
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Unread postAuthor: drac » Fri May 26, 2006 9:35 am

Your ball valve is leaking? Are you sure you tefloned the threads and tightened everytrhing properly? Otherwise, it shouldn't leak.
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Unread postAuthor: SpudStuff » Fri May 26, 2006 9:44 am

Take it back to the store and say it's defective. then just get a new one.
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Unread postAuthor: Benny » Fri May 26, 2006 5:34 pm

oh bugger, the power just went off and on again.... any way i heard that if you put seartain lubes on ball valves, thay have sealing problems.
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