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Old 01-27-2013, 10:28 PM #1
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Ninja regulator maintenance gone wrong

So...being the noob I am...I tried to do some regulator maintenance on my Ninja adjustable reg. Long story short, I placed the pin in upside down, filled it at my field today with no problems to 3800 psi, went home and discovered the upside down pin.

My question, what can I do now? Should I take it to my shop? What happens if I take the bonnet off...will a burst disk blow to save me?
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:24 AM #2
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If it worked on the field you could attach it to an ASA that isn't connected to anything and drain the tank slowly with it. Then fix the pin. If you don't feel that is safe, take it to your local paintball shop and tell them what happened. They will most likely drain it for you.
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:49 PM #3
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If you have an ASA, take the asa off your marker, leaving the macroline on. Then, put the tank onto the ASA, and turn it on! It will take all the air out of the tank! You can clean something with the excess air.. Then, do your standard maintance! I would highly suggest not doing regulator maintenance unless you are 100% sure of what you are doing.
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Never ever attempt to service a regulator with pressure still in it. If you tried to take the bonnet off it would start leaking for one, but there is a very real danger of the pressure pushing the bonnet off by snapping the bonnet or reg body threads. Then you have the bonnet and all the inner workings of the reg firing off at 3800 psi.
A burst disc is only meant to vent if the regulator is exposed to 1800 psi, which means a seal is damaged. Or in the event it is overfilled which is what the 7500 psi burst disc is for. It's very very rare for the HP, 7.5k disc, to blow.
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:52 PM #5
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So...being the noob I am...I tried to do some regulator maintenance on my Ninja adjustable reg. Long story short, I placed the pin in upside down, filled it at my field today with no problems to 3800 psi, went home and discovered the upside down pin.

My question, what can I do now? Should I take it to my shop? What happens if I take the bonnet off...will a burst disk blow to save me?
I just spoke to someone else about this. Not sure if this is the same person but if so, I think we took care of the issue.

Since you're not familiar with working on a regulator, I'm going to recommend taking it to a local proshop. They need to loosen one of the burst disks to vent the air out of the bottle. Then the bonnet needs to be removed. Remove the piston from bonnet. Remove the pin valve spring and the brass pin from the other end of the piston that you pull out of the bonnet. You are most likely going to need to check the spring and the brass pin to make sure they are not damaged (ie: spring is bent, pin is bent, etc). If so, you can purchase pin valve kits for about $7.00, which includes a new spring, pin, and the pin valve seat.

If you have any questions on this, please call us at 877-646-5287. anyone that answers can assist.
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