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Unread postAuthor: mdjobadze » Fri Jun 30, 2006 4:31 pm

Well i made pneumatic gun out of steel and metal and for the valve i have a plastic sprinker valve which is electronically hooked up to a door bell ringer as a trigger. I fill the pressure using a bike pump but i wanted to use something else cause a bike pump can make you tired.. I am looking for a cheap alternative to filling up the pressure of the metal chamber. I was thinking about the 15 dollar 250psi mini air compressors but i hear it fills up slowly but i might be wrong.. From what i know its like 30-1min to fill a semi-flat tire or 20-25min to fill up a full size mattress with that thing. What would fit on a tire valve that can fill the metal up with pressure?
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Unread postAuthor: djt » Fri Jun 30, 2006 4:33 pm

co2 is always an option too.
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Unread postAuthor: mdjobadze » Fri Jun 30, 2006 4:47 pm

I might go for this, http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0001H ... &n=3375251

How long do you think this would last if i use about 100-200psi for each shot with my gun?
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Unread postAuthor: djt » Fri Jun 30, 2006 4:49 pm

on one little co2 tank? depends on how big your chamber is but not long.
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Unread postAuthor: mdjobadze » Fri Jun 30, 2006 4:55 pm

its about 1" diameter by 24" inches long, and its got excess from a handle and elbows.. So its a bit bigger..
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Unread postAuthor: djt » Fri Jun 30, 2006 4:56 pm

i really cant say. but i saw you took a look at the co2 chart. that should be helpful.
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Unread postAuthor: crcowboyfan » Sat Jul 01, 2006 1:50 pm

Just buy a small air compressor from Lowe's/Home Depot for around $60. Don't get any of those 12v mini compressors that will eventually break. They will not fill to 200psi like they say.
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Unread postAuthor: WOW!! » Sat Jul 01, 2006 3:20 pm

You can use argon. At the welding place I go to you can get a argon cylinder for cheap to rent. If you dont want to do that invest some money in to a good aircompressor. Like a potor Cable 6gal I have a Portar Cable 6gal and it came with a brad nailer for $150 I think.
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