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Unread postAuthor: haulinick » Thu Jun 29, 2006 9:22 pm

I've been having trouble finding a schrader valve for my latest cannon. I just took an old bike tire and cut it off then epoxied the hell out of it so it can't go anywhere... but thats kinda ghetto looking.
Whats my best bet for finding an actual threaded schrader valve?
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Unread postAuthor: huse_spud » Thu Jun 29, 2006 9:39 pm

The best way to go about it is to go to a home improvement or farm store, find the air compressors and talk to an employee and he/she will gladly help you.

Personaly, I use quick-disconnects controlled by 1/4" ball valves because they fill easier and faster.
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Unread postAuthor: haulinick » Thu Jun 29, 2006 9:59 pm

Yeah. Thats what I used on my other cannons, without the ball valve. I just use a femal quick connect because they hold the pressure.
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Unread postAuthor: SpudStuff » Fri Jun 30, 2006 1:05 am

ask for a tank valve
or buy one from spudtech
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Unread postAuthor: Benny » Fri Jun 30, 2006 1:13 am

ya, but you loose air when you use a female quick disconnect, use a ball valve and a male adaptor, also it fills faster





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Unread postAuthor: noname » Fri Jun 30, 2006 3:02 pm

I wouldn't buy one from Spudtech if I were you because of the price and the month long wait. 5 bucks is way too much just for looking a little neater. Try using the tire valve by drilling a hole in an end cap, putting some sealant on the valve, and pulling it through the hole with pliers. Drill the hole smaller than the plug on the back because you don't want it shooting back at you.
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Unread postAuthor: boilingleadbath » Sat Jul 01, 2006 12:11 pm

Or you could buy them from mcmaster for 2.5$ (or so) plus reasonable (and timely) shipping.
While you are doing so, mcmaster has lots of other cool stuff too.
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Unread postAuthor: frogy » Sat Jul 01, 2006 6:28 pm

Timely shipping? I think you mean fast... Well it's not really measurable with me because I only liev about 30 miles away so I get stuff in 1 day...

I also say use McMaster

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Nickel plated brass tank valve 1/8" NPT threads:
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Brass tank valve with 1/8" threads:

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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Sat Jul 01, 2006 8:26 pm

McMaster! I ordered one and I get to pick it up at the P.O. box tomorrow. I recommend the 1/4" mnpt type, as 1/4" thread taps are a lot easier to come by.
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Unread postAuthor: noname » Sat Jul 01, 2006 11:13 pm

I just cut the threads by drilling a small hole and screwing the schrader in with pliers and a vice. A 1/4" thread tap is about $7.50 at my local Ace.
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Unread postAuthor: benstern » Sat Jul 01, 2006 11:39 pm

you can find the valves at your local ace hardware in either the bike parts or air compressor parts section.
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Unread postAuthor: Benny » Sun Jul 02, 2006 2:27 am

Or go to a store like "super cheap auto" well any auto store, but dont look in the compressor section.
look in the tyre accesorys section.
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