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Old 11-13-2012, 03:29 PM #1
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Connecting a mini conpressor to a tank regulator

Alright guys so what I wanna do is connect a tank regulator (it's actually a CO2 reg off an old bottle). But I wanna connect it to my Stanley compressor in the garage.

Purpose: so that while I'm testing and working on guns I don't need multiple bottles to fix all of the guns.

I'm putting a pic on here of what I have already and I just need some help on the rest and/or any ideas you guys might have concerning this. Maybe someone has done this before?



Basically I'm gonna need some type of adapter that fits the tank regulator and the on/off I have connected to the air hose. Any ideas on a specific one?

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Old 11-13-2012, 03:33 PM #2
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It's been done before obviously. You can't go past 130psi or so. This would make for poor performance and even worse for testing guns. You'll basically get two shots out of it before it starves the gun.

Either get a shoebox compressor, or a large scuba tank.
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:37 PM #3
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I'm mostly working on old spyders for the youth group at church. Checkin for leaks an changing orings and such. Don't need it to actually shoot paint just see if he air is holding or not..
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:09 PM #4
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from my experience a spyder operate at 800 psi, going to be hard to check for leaks if your not getting that kind of psi

i would get rid of the tank reg and use this

http://www.ebay.com/itm/PAINTBALL-RE...em27ccea 33dc

from that you can attach it to the compressor using some fitting

i would get a 1/8 size reducer to screw onto what you have for the compressor part. get a double end male screw to screw 1/8 fitting into the remote line adapter.
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:07 PM #5
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Great idea with the remote line..


But it would be a lost cause if it won't work for my purpose..

Thanks for the input guys.
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:15 PM #6
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Yeah, unfortunately, as said, it would work, but poorly. You could use the compressor to pump air into the marker, but if it only does between 85-130 PSI (The average range of output pressure with a vast majority of the compressors out there), then it won't help you with determining if the marker is going to leak or not. Because it may not leak at 130 PSI, but when you screw in a CO2 tank, at 850ish PSI, it may leak like there is no tomorrow.
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:45 PM #7
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Yeah guess I didn't really think it through lol. But thanks for the help guys
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:40 AM #8
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One other quick question;


If a marker has an operating pressure of 100psi, and the compressor has an output of 135psi. Would I be able to operate the marker off the compressor?
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:23 PM #9
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Recharge rate would suffer. you'll get 2-3 decent shots before the guns gets starved for air.

For anyone SERIOUS about their air, shoebox compressor is the best thing since slice bread.

http://www.shoeboxcompressor.com/

And when I mean serious, I mean plays alot, and doesn't always have access to the field air.
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:19 PM #10
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So it would work for testing orings and just making sure the marker works? Don't really need to shoot alot for that.

I've heard if the shoebox compressors I'd like to get one, just gotta have the money. Lol
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:33 PM #11
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the best for testing o rings for your spyders is Co2 tank, get several large 20oz tanks and fill them at once.

Cause honestly less then 800psi is not sufficient enough. And you'll know 100% the marker shoots after your done fixing it
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:54 PM #12
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Oh yeah I have given up on using the compressor for the spyders. I was thinking for egos, droids, shockers and such. Since most operate between 100-200psi then I was thinking maybe it would work to test those types of markers.

I have some CO2 tanks I just didn't really wanna have to fill them up repeatedly, since I'm gonna be testing about 30 spyders..
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