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Compact Piston Valve

Unread postPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:51 pm
Author: clemsonguy1125
On a valve like this, does the piston slide in the bushing, or is the bushing cut down and the piston slides in socket itself? My cap piston failed so I have the rest of the gun with screw holes in the tee, I want to covert it to something like this.

Unread postPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:00 pm
Author: Gun Freak
You already gave up? Yeah I'm pretty sure the Mauler is a compact. It has slices of bushings in it so there are no adapters sticking out.

Unread postPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:07 pm
Author: clemsonguy1125
Any idea about the new one I just uploaded, Its Dan003400 gun, I didnt give up, I decided it wouldnt work with the tools I have, and it had terrible flow when I tested it anyway

Unread postPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:09 pm
Author: Gun Freak
the one you just uploaded just looks like a normal compact piston valved launcher. Look around the showcase some more or use the search to find some more examples and go at it again. My parts are all ordered, pistons made, and pipe bought. Wish me luck!

Unread postPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:16 pm
Author: clemsonguy1125
I did but only gippeto has made a cap piston as far as I can tell, plus on your topic people said some worked in different ways, I like dans the best but about normal compact piston valves, do they tipically slide in the bushing, or socket

Unread postPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:19 pm
Author: Gun Freak
They slide on the pipe! not inside the bushing.

Unread postPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:24 pm
Author: clemsonguy1125
What pipe! Mines not like yours with a adapter and a piece of pipe.

Unread postPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:29 pm
Author: Gun Freak
Tthe "guide" in the diagram you posted by Gipetto.

Unread postPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:37 pm
Author: clemsonguy1125
But most compact valves dont work like that, Im wondering how dans works though

Unread postPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:43 pm
Author: Gun Freak
The same way as Gipetto's.

Unread postPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:49 pm
Author: clemsonguy1125
Don't think so, I've seen a buch that show the piston which is a cap

Unread postPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:51 pm
Author: Gun Freak
Ok, the piston in Gipetto's design is a cap!

Unread postPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:06 pm
Author: clemsonguy1125
No I ment to say not a cap, gippeto is the only person I ever seen use a cap for a piston

Unread postPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 10:35 pm
Author: Technician1002
My Mouse Musket and my Dragon both used PVC caps as pistons. An issue with them is longevity. They don't last long before they crack and leak.
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This is the 4th piston that cracked in the Mouse Musket. The other 3 cracked in the center of the piston face. The piston is a 1 inch PVC pipe cap.
For this reason I have given up on using PVC pipe caps for pistons.

Unread postPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 10:56 pm
Author: clemsonguy1125
I was thinking of casting a bondo piston in a plug and letting it slide in the bushing, would this work well enough of would it crack