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Slide valve/ QEV where to find?

Unread postAuthor: Captain Tech » Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:07 pm

Hey, I was wondering if any hardware stores would carry slide valves and QEV's or if I HAD to buy online.
I'd much rather buy locally just for the simplicity if possible.
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:14 pm

Hardware stores are very unlikely to. You might find a specialist pneumatics place near you, but they'll probably charge you over the internet odds because of the overheads of a brick & mortar store.
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Unread postAuthor: Captain Tech » Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:25 pm

Hmm...well I know it's possible to make a qev, but is it possible to make a homemade slide valve? If so, how difficult is it?
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:44 pm

For $9 posted, you really aren't going to get a better deal.
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Unread postAuthor: clemsonguy1125 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:55 pm

Homemade slide valves have been made, I know clide did it on his paintball semi. It takes a lathe to make one.
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Unread postAuthor: Captain Tech » Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:03 pm

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:For $9 posted, you really aren't going to get a better deal.


How do you know what size QEV to buy with it though? It doesn't tell me what size the fitting on it is.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:06 pm

It's for paintball so safe bet is that the thread is 1/8" NPT
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Unread postAuthor: clemsonguy1125 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:34 pm

You could just get a 1/4inch QEV and a 1/4 to 1/8 threaded fitting.
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Unread postAuthor: shardbearer » Fri May 13, 2011 11:49 am

I am using this slide valve, which goes straight into the input of this QEV, no adapters needed. The QEV is a little small, only 1/4" ports for tank and output, 1/8 for input, but it works for my purposes. The slide works as both a pilot and fill valve (like the ball valve next to where you plug your pump in).
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