Find fields & stores near you!
Find fields and stores
Zipcode
PbNation News
PbNation News
Community Focus
Community Focus

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-01-2010, 04:45 PM #1
justanotherPBplayer
why so much .50 hate?
 
justanotherPBplayer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
My pgp is sick...

my pgp seems to have problems with an air leak. i can't say for sure, when i air it up i do not hear a leak, nor does the CO2 canister seem to run out of air in a quick amount of time. when i chamber a ball and then fire, the ball is sent five-ten feet. i have a feeling that this problem may be related to a leak that seemed to come from around the trigger. but the leak disappeared, or so i thought. and the problem does not seem to be the CO2 cartridge brands either. i'll try to post some photo and a vid later.
justanotherPBplayer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sponsored Links Remove Advertisement
Advertisement
Old 05-01-2010, 07:11 PM #2
The Inflicted
.detcilfnI ehT
 
The Inflicted's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Chattanooga, TN
What do your used CO2 cartridges look like?
Are they being properly pierced?

Is your PGP cartridge-valved or not? Do you know the difference?
The Inflicted is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2010, 07:34 PM #3
justanotherPBplayer
why so much .50 hate?
 
justanotherPBplayer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
I do not know the difference whether it is cartridge valved or not.

I use silver and copper CO2 cartridges, there is a small gap between the seal and the rest of the body of the CO2 cartridge. they are not brass eagle.

to the extent of my knowledge the cartridges are being pierced properly.

Thanks for the quick response.
justanotherPBplayer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2010, 07:57 PM #4
The Inflicted
.detcilfnI ehT
 
The Inflicted's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Chattanooga, TN
The cartridge-valved PGPs replaced the non cartridge-valved ones, and the last few years of cartridge-valved guns were very different looking.
http://www.stockclasspaintball.com/m.../pgp_old.shtml
http://www.stockclasspaintball.com/m...artridge.shtml
http://www.stockclasspaintball.com/m...pgp_2001.shtml
The Inflicted is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2010, 09:35 PM #5
justanotherPBplayer
why so much .50 hate?
 
justanotherPBplayer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
I believe that my model is cartridge style. seeing as no valve tool is need for removal.

give it to me strait doc. What's the diagnosis? Is she going to live? (que dramatic music for doctors response.)
justanotherPBplayer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2010, 09:41 PM #6
The Inflicted
.detcilfnI ehT
 
The Inflicted's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Chattanooga, TN
I'm wondering if when you put the valve back in after fixing the leak you didn't manage to get the exhaust port properly aligned with the hole leading up into the barrel tube. If that port wasn't aligned it would severely choke off gas vented when the gun shoots.

I assume you've tried the velocity adjuster.
The Inflicted is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2010, 10:47 PM #7
justanotherPBplayer
why so much .50 hate?
 
justanotherPBplayer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
indeed i have tried.

okay, i will dissemble it and see what i find.

Last edited by justanotherPBplayer : 05-01-2010 at 11:16 PM.
justanotherPBplayer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2010, 03:52 PM #8
justanotherPBplayer
why so much .50 hate?
 
justanotherPBplayer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
no problem with the hole alignment from what i see.

hmmm, i'll have to go to my local store and get resupplied on CO2 cartridges. i'll see how it shoots.
justanotherPBplayer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2010, 05:57 PM #9
justanotherPBplayer
why so much .50 hate?
 
justanotherPBplayer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
i just aired it up, no problems shooting. not sure what was wrong.
justanotherPBplayer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2010, 07:30 AM #10
Snidely70448
 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Mandeville, LA
I've been getting quite a lot of experience with non-cartridge type PGP's lately - unfortunately - and thought I would share some hard-earned advice.
1) The valve face seal in older PGP's has either been replaced or it is bad. Whatever material Sheridan used, it turns to a waxy substance eventually, and this causes the CO2 cartridge to stick. To remove a stuck cartridge I drilled a hole in the end of it, screwed a wood screw into the hole and pulled it out.
2) The special tool I bought from Palmer Pursuit sucked until I drilled the hole in the square end deeper, which allowed the tool to be used with less pressure.
3) Palmer pursuit sells face seals that are better than the originals - I think - but I found that a good seal can be fabricated out of 1/16" thick PTFE plastic (generic name for Teflon) bought on Ebay. I used Harbor Freight hollow punch set #3838 ($4.95) to cut out the blank seal and Harbor Freight Revolving Leather Punch #41339 ($4.95) to cut the center hole. The Teflon seals will probably outlast the marker.
Snidely70448 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2010, 01:47 PM #11
justanotherPBplayer
why so much .50 hate?
 
justanotherPBplayer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
thanks for the response. fortunately my pgp has been working great ever since. i don't know what the problem was but it has disappeared.
justanotherPBplayer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
Forum Jump