Originally Posted by Blue_Cobra
The AKA Sidewinder reg is a high pressure reg. It can allow the full pressure of the tank into the marker. On automags, they can run at 3000 psi...anyway, the thing is, if you are running high psi, the macro line won't be able to hold. So you may want to get the woven steel hose (whatever those are called.
) and that would fix the problem with the macro shooting out. Or you may need to have a longer macro in place.
None of this makes sense.
-Tanks have regs, and they don't output 3000psi, higher ones are around 1200psi or so. I'm not sure about upper range of all the adjustable ones though. They also have burst disks that will blow up and vent air/pressure if something goes wrong with the reg and it overpressurize.
-Sidewinder is a reg. Its output range is 0-850psi or so. It is not supposed to allow "the full pressure of the tank" into the marker, since the tank is already regulated down by its own reg. I guess you can bypass the reg if you adjust it to 850psi/max and have your tank reg outputs under that, but why would you do that.
-Macroline bursting has nothing to do with the Sidewinder reg. Macroline is between the tank's output and the sidewinder's input, so the problem is probably the fitting having a hard time holding the macroline in, or tank's output pressure getting pretty high, but the macroline might just break in this case.
Please do not misinform people while replying to old (5 months) posts. Thank you.