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Unread postAuthor: jdp204 » Tue Mar 08, 2005 5:12 pm

i can only find too small ruber ones, i saw that most of the good cannons use metal threaded tire valves, so i checked both my local auto stores and couldnt find anything but small ruber ones that didnt fit perfectly in my last gun, also, can teflon tape be purchesed at home deopt with the rest of my gear?
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Unread postAuthor: BC Pneumatics » Tue Mar 08, 2005 6:23 pm

You can get teflon at any home inprovement store, (Home Depot included), and what do you mean by a tire valve? Are you talking about a schrader valve?
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Unread postAuthor: jdp204 » Tue Mar 08, 2005 7:02 pm

i need the valve for my chamber that allows the compressed air in, for my first cannon i just picked up a "tubless tire valve" a small black tire nipple thing.
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but the ones on your guns seem different, i guess it could be a shrader valve, im unfamiliar with them though.

is that what i need? if so where can i get one?
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Unread postAuthor: jdp204 » Tue Mar 08, 2005 7:27 pm

i want a valve more like this, at least i think this one is threaded
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Unread postAuthor: PCGUY » Tue Mar 08, 2005 7:29 pm

That is threaded, I got mine from the local auto parts store. Just ask for a Tank Valve.
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Unread postAuthor: BC Pneumatics » Tue Mar 08, 2005 7:56 pm

If you have an air compressore, you could also use a ball valve.
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Unread postAuthor: spudshot » Tue Mar 08, 2005 9:14 pm

yeah, or like i do you could use a quick disconnect from an air compressor, it has alot of increased flow over a schrader, but it needs a larger hole to be tapped
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Unread postAuthor: iamthewalrus » Mon Mar 21, 2005 5:05 pm

i use the black rubber things on my guns and they work fine, i just drill a 3/4" (thats what mine fit in, urs might be a bit diff.) hole in the chamber and pull the valve up with pliers till it doesnt pull any farther. the only problem i se with these rubber things is that if u dont glue them right they can leak a little, but i just pull up on it till about 40 or 50 psi and the pressure holds it up and it doesnt leak anymore and the gun works fine.
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Unread postAuthor: spudshot » Mon Mar 21, 2005 8:41 pm

well, not that i havent used them, but using the schraders with the rubber ends, like walrus uses may be unsafe since it needs a larger hole in your chamber (3/4" is ******* big) you should just get a 1/8" NPT tap, and buy a schrader valve for air tanks, it has 1/8" NPT threads on the end of it, and it requires only a 5/16" hole
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Unread postAuthor: Aaron ????? » Sun Mar 27, 2005 2:37 am

I got some car valves from my grandpa you just drill a hole and pull it thru and once it gets past a certain point it clicks in and dosent come out the good thing about these is they can dont snap when theyre wobbled they just go back into place

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