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Unread postAuthor: warhead052 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:01 pm

Would any of you suggest I use this? Also, do you know if its compatible with paintball co2 tanks, or HPA tanks? I would just like to know if its worth buying before I get it. And yes, I know its harbor freight, and that it will eventually fail, but its better than a noisy air compressor, and can give me higher pressures.
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Unread postAuthor: evanmcorleytv » Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:21 pm

http://www.lowes.com/pd_82384-61735-J-6 ... Id=3113951

use something like this.. it's MUCH better, and WAY more adjustable. I'm going to use something like this for my airsoft sniper rifle.
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Unread postAuthor: warhead052 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:53 pm

I looked at it, but I read some where that the input needed to be cut down a bit because it was too long and restricted flow. I dunno, I kind just want to try the welding regulators, because it can allow me to hook up an HPA tank.
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Unread postAuthor: evanmcorleytv » Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:08 pm

meh.. It's up to you..
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Unread postAuthor: Gippeto » Thu Nov 24, 2011 8:23 pm

Warhead, the regulator you linked to is used with shielding gas under very low pressure. The max inlet pressure may be high...but the outlet pressure is LOW.

Look for a nitrogen regulator if you want higher output. Be aware...not ALL regs have a high outlet pressure.

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/UNIWELD-Nitrogen ... 20bab1aee5

I have this one, and use it with a bulk co2 setup;

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Smith-30-450-580 ... 4cfb327252

Palmers Stabilizer is starting to look better now????? :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Thu Nov 24, 2011 8:47 pm

warhead052 wrote:I looked at it, but I read some where that the input needed to be cut down a bit because it was too long and restricted flow. I dunno, I kind just want to try the welding regulators, because it can allow me to hook up an HPA tank.

What EXACTLY are you trying to do with it? That reg is designed for use with air tools which means that it should have decent flow. That doesn't make it HIGH flow, of course, but for most applications....
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Unread postAuthor: lklaussen » Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:01 pm

I was going to build a pvc gun with a co2 regulator, and I like the Lowes one. Does anyone know the pressure output range on it?
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Unread postAuthor: evanmcorleytv » Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:08 pm

lklaussen wrote:I was going to build a pvc gun with a co2 regulator, and I like the Lowes one. Does anyone know the pressure output range on it?


Yeah, it can go up to 150 PSI, and is adjustable

Warhead: IT DOES HAVE HIGH FLOW!! HENCE THE REASON I AM USING IT FOR AN AIRSOFT SNIPER RIFLE!! IT SHOULD BE FINE FOR A BBMG, OR A LARGE CANNON, SO I DEFINATELY RCCOMEND IT!!
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Unread postAuthor: lklaussen » Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:13 pm

Thanks, is the pressure adjustable?
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Unread postAuthor: warhead052 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:40 pm

D_hall, I just need it as pretty much a noiseless air source. I can't really use a compressor here, my neighbors would get sick of it, and my mom would kill me if I used it inside...


Gippeto, I know that the outlet pressure is low. Its fine with me, if I need to obtain higher pressure, I will build a stirrup pump. I just don't have the patience to save up is all...

Edit, just looked up the palmers pursuit stabilizers, you may have convinced me to get one just by suggesting it. But how do you regulate the pressure? I don't see any adjustment knobs.
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Unread postAuthor: warhead052 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:40 pm

Sorry, double clicked the submit button.
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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:04 pm

Palmer stabilizer is your best option, as Gippeto mentioned. It has an adjustment screw at the bottom. I looked into them a while back for various cannons, but the most recent gun I was looking to add onboard HPA to would have been perfectly fine with a preset 450 PSI reg. :roll:
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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:32 am

warhead052 wrote:D_hall, I just need it as pretty much a noiseless air source. I can't really use a compressor here, my neighbors would get sick of it, and my mom would kill me if I used it inside...

Then I don't understand why you'd need high flow. The reg shown should work just fine.

Edit, just looked up the palmers pursuit stabilizers, you may have convinced me to get one just by suggesting it. But how do you regulate the pressure? I don't see any adjustment knobs.

Stabilizers are nice regs, but their adjustment is via an allen head screw on the end. It works, but it's a royal PITA compared to other regs that simply have knobs on 'em.

Note: I'm not criticizing the Stabilizer. Given their intended application, a knob would actually be BAD on a Stabilizer.
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Unread postAuthor: warhead052 » Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:41 am

D_Hall wrote:Stabilizers are nice regs, but their adjustment is via an allen head screw on the end. It works, but it's a royal PITA compared to other regs that simply have knobs on 'em.

Note: I'm not criticizing the Stabilizer. Given their intended application, a knob would actually be BAD on a Stabilizer.


Well, I guess epoxy and a allen key will have to work to solve that problem right?
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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Fri Nov 25, 2011 6:06 pm

You could probably just buy an eyebolt or similar of the right size and replace the screw in question with one that has a "handle" built in.

But if you want to make it harder than it has to be... Sure, epoxy a handle on there.
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