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Paintball Rifle Questions

Unread postPosted: Sun May 06, 2007 12:30 pm
Author: Cubman
Hello, let me start off by saying that I have searched for these answers, but I must be using the wrong search terms.

I have a couple questions:

I followed this how-to guide to modify my sprinkler valve:
http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/modding-a-sprinkler-valve-t305.html
I drilled the 1/2" hole, but I can thread the 1/4" NPT valve in by hand. Will the fitting stay in, or is this too loose? Do I need to drill a larger hole, and use a 3/8" to 1/4" Reducer to connect the fitting to the valve?

I was going to use a 18" pre-made hose from The Home Depot to connect the valve to my blowgun, but it is not flexible enough, and I going to return it and use normal air hose. Can I purchase a short length of 1/4" air hose in Home Depot, or is that only available online?

I forgot to test this before I threaded the barrel into the sprinkler valve, so I will have to ask you all. I used a 3/4" CPVC male adapter (pressure rated) to attach my 3/4" CPVC barrel to the sprinkler valve. Do I need some sort of stop at the bottom of the barrel to keep the paintball from rolling back too far, or will the adapter do this?

Thanks for any help.

Unread postPosted: Sun May 06, 2007 1:19 pm
Author: cash68
How is it loosely based off it? It looks the same to me.

Unread postPosted: Sun May 06, 2007 2:02 pm
Author: Cubman
I don't know what size his barrel or chamber are, or what fittings he used to make it.

Unread postPosted: Sun May 06, 2007 2:08 pm
Author: cash68
So it's the same design, but with different parts.

Unread postPosted: Sun May 06, 2007 2:23 pm
Author: Cubman
cash68 wrote:So it's the same design, but with different parts.

Yes, if that is how you see it. I took out everything about the cannon, I just need some help with the questions I originally posted.

Unread postPosted: Sun May 06, 2007 8:05 pm
Author: Cubman
Can a mod please delete this thread? I figured everything out, and don't want to clutter this forum with useless threads.