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Old 11-11-2010, 01:25 AM #1
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advantage of a continuous flow plug on DM5?

is there an advantage? i see they never really made one for this gun but i have one on anyway. should i keep it or go back to the old knob?
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Old 11-11-2010, 07:11 AM #2
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I would just leave it in place for now. It is a better alternative than the knob as I have heard some players say that the knob can be accidentally hit or turned during play causing a big leak. Essentially the plug replaces an on/off knob and the plug is always a good switch IMO
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Old 11-11-2010, 09:35 AM #3
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I would just leave it in place for now. It is a better alternative than the knob as I have heard some players say that the knob can be accidentally hit or turned during play causing a big leak. Essentially the plug replaces an on/off knob and the plug is always a good switch IMO
thanks. so i guess the only advantage of having it on is so you dont create any leaks?
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Old 11-11-2010, 01:26 PM #4
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That and you can't accidently turn off the gas to the marker mid-game.
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Old 11-11-2010, 02:09 PM #5
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but we still cant de-gas like people with newer DM markers, right? the DM5 doesnt have a knob on the asa like others that i have seen. is that a problem? sorry for the noobish questions, im pretty new to the sport.
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no, unfortunaty the asa that comes stock on a dm5 does not have on off purge on it like newer models.

Your options as i see them are as folows:
-Purchase a different asa that as an on/off purge
-Take the flow plug out and re-install on/off (i do no recommend this if you are new to DM's and do not quite know what your doing)
-Tri-flow oil on the tank threads so its easier to unscrew from the asa

I am not positive on the third option and somone else may be able to back it up.

I personaly would go for the new asa as there are plenty for sale in the gearbag section of the BST
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Old 11-13-2010, 12:01 AM #7
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no, unfortunaty the asa that comes stock on a dm5 does not have on off purge on it like newer models.

Your options as i see them are as folows:
-Purchase a different asa that as an on/off purge
-Take the flow plug out and re-install on/off (i do no recommend this if you are new to DM's and do not quite know what your doing)
-Tri-flow oil on the tank threads so its easier to unscrew from the asa

I am not positive on the third option and somone else may be able to back it up.

I personaly would go for the new asa as there are plenty for sale in the gearbag section of the BST
well, i installed the flow plug myself so putting it back in shouldnt be a problem. im just wondering if there is a NEED for me to get an asa with the on/off purge. is it totally necessary to degas? about 5 minutes after removing my tank i hear my gun purge itself anyway.
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Old 11-13-2010, 10:08 AM #8
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yea

Why dont you fire your marker as you are removing the tank. That will degas it and purge it at the same time.

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Also make sure you have your barrel bag on your marker and no paint in it obviously.
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Old 11-13-2010, 11:01 AM #9
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Why dont you fire your marker as you are removing the tank. That will degas it and purge it at the same time.

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Also make sure you have your barrel bag on your marker and no paint in it obviously.
ok, cool. thanks! thats what ive been doing. Although, ill admit, i do forget sometimes!

i heard that will only affect the oring on the tank tho, is that true?
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Old 11-14-2010, 05:06 PM #10
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If you leave air in the gun it will potentially damage any internals in the regulators.
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if you are not having issues unscrewing the tank then itdosent seem neccessary. as adam stated you can degas manually if you prefer
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no, unfortunaty the asa that comes stock on a dm5 does not have on off purge on it like newer models.

Your options as i see them are as folows:
-Purchase a different asa that as an on/off purge
-Take the flow plug out and re-install on/off (i do no recommend this if you are new to DM's and do not quite know what your doing)
-Tri-flow oil on the tank threads so its easier to unscrew from the asa

I am not positive on the third option and somone else may be able to back it up.

I personaly would go for the new asa as there are plenty for sale in the gearbag section of the BST
This was on the Tri-Flow Material Safety Data Sheet
FLAMMABILITY YES [X] NO [ ]

IF YES, UNDER WHAT CONDITIONS? GENERAL CONFLAGRATION
MEANS OF EXTINCTION. CARBON DIOXIDE, DRY CHEMICAL AND ALCOHOL
FOAM
SPECIAL PROCEDURES. WATER IS INEFFECTIVE AS AN EXTINGUISHING
AGENT BUT CAN BE USED TO KEEP CONTAINERS
COOL. OVER HEATED CANS WILL EXPLODE. WHEN
BURNING, THIS PRODUCT GIVES OFF TOXIC BY-
PRODUCTS, THEREFORE, THE BREATHING OF
FUMES, SMOKE AND GASSES GIVEN OFF DURING
BURNING SHOULD BE AVOIDED.

I would recommend just using some silicon lubricant i.e. Sleek (Dow 33)
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Old 11-16-2010, 12:50 PM #13
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This was on the Tri-Flow Material Safety Data Sheet
FLAMMABILITY YES [X] NO [ ]

IF YES, UNDER WHAT CONDITIONS? GENERAL CONFLAGRATION
MEANS OF EXTINCTION. CARBON DIOXIDE, DRY CHEMICAL AND ALCOHOL
FOAM
SPECIAL PROCEDURES. WATER IS INEFFECTIVE AS AN EXTINGUISHING
AGENT BUT CAN BE USED TO KEEP CONTAINERS
COOL. OVER HEATED CANS WILL EXPLODE. WHEN
BURNING, THIS PRODUCT GIVES OFF TOXIC BY-
PRODUCTS, THEREFORE, THE BREATHING OF
FUMES, SMOKE AND GASSES GIVEN OFF DURING
BURNING SHOULD BE AVOIDED.

I would recommend just using some silicon lubricant i.e. Sleek (Dow 33)
helpful info! i have some dye slick lube, is that silicon based?
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Old 11-16-2010, 01:44 PM #14
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Dye Slick Lube is just Dow 33 (Same as Sleek) packaged in a Dye tube and sold for more just like Sleek (Smart Parts [R.I.P]). haha Yep, that'll work.. With air tanks you dont want to have flammable oil in there because of friction and what have you. Maybe somebody more knowledgable about why could chime in, but I think it has to do with the piston in the tank reg or something like that and being under 4500psi. haha
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Thank you hayes for clearing up the tri-flow issue. As stated, i was not sure if that was an option.

rick, did you end up swapping out the flow plug for the on/off?
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Thank you hayes for clearing up the tri-flow issue. As stated, i was not sure if that was an option.

rick, did you end up swapping out the flow plug for the on/off?
not yet. still debating. the one guy i play with owns a DM6 and he's the one that told me i should swap it out in the first place. if im not damaging my marker with the continuous flow plug, i dont see why i should switch it out.
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Old 11-17-2010, 11:09 AM #17
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Thank you hayes for clearing up the tri-flow issue. As stated, i was not sure if that was an option.

rick, did you end up swapping out the flow plug for the on/off?
Yeah man I wasn't sure about Tri-Flow either.

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You shouldn't have any issues leaving the CP plug in. I've always used mine on my DM6. Works great. I would recommend turning your ASA off and firing your marker a couple times (to clear all the gas in the reg and solenoid) just to prevent any possible damage. If you do all that, you can just leave your tank on too.
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Yeah man I wasn't sure about Tri-Flow either.

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You shouldn't have any issues leaving the CP plug in. I've always used mine on my DM6. Works great. I would recommend turning your ASA off and firing your marker a couple times (to clear all the gas in the reg and solenoid) just to prevent any possible damage. If you do all that, you can just leave your tank on too.
yea, see the think is that my reg is stock and doesnt have an on/off switch. when i take off my tank there is a tiny hiss of air leaking. then about 5 minutes later, my marker will hiss a little bit.

im assuming it is purging itself?
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yea, see the think is that my reg is stock and doesnt have an on/off switch. when i take off my tank there is a tiny hiss of air leaking. then about 5 minutes later, my marker will hiss a little bit.

im assuming it is purging itself?
Oh, gotcha. I think I read that earlier and didn't put two and two together. I would guess. Your best bet is (other than purchasing a CP on/off which is very gentle on your threads) turn the eyes off and fire a couple times after removing the tank. That will release all the gas in the gun. I am a little surprised though that it takes five minutes to get out since there isn't an on/off valve anywhere..
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Oh, gotcha. I think I read that earlier and didn't put two and two together. I would guess. Your best bet is (other than purchasing a CP on/off which is very gentle on your threads) turn the eyes off and fire a couple times after removing the tank. That will release all the gas in the gun. I am a little surprised though that it takes five minutes to get out since there isn't an on/off valve anywhere..
yea, i thought it was strange it takes a while to purge like that, but it did it with the on/off switch too. Im gonna look into an asa with the switch when i have some extra spending cash. this is a pretty expensive sport, but i love it!
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yea, i thought it was strange it takes a while to purge like that, but it did it with the on/off switch too. Im gonna look into an asa with the switch when i have some extra spending cash. this is a pretty expensive sport, but i love it!
No kidding man. It's crazy expensive. haha. Yeah, so just fire it a couple times with your eyes off and you'll be good.. Also throw some dow 33 lube on those ASA threads and you'll be set.
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