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Old 02-01-2011, 09:59 PM   #1
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BUILDING Co2 SYSTEM-NEED HELP

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I'm planning to build a Co2 system for one of my tanks. What I am looking for is a good source of fittings & couplings for converting various Bottles and Regulators. Web sources would be fine... as the local guys around here are not interested or do not carry the parts and accessories... most everything is Welding Supplies and when you mention Paintball or Aquarium Co2 equipment... they give you that suggestive gaze toward the door. ??

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Old 02-01-2011, 10:19 PM   #2
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hmmm I am not sure how much you would save by putting a regulator together with a needle valve, rather than just purchasing one off the shelf...

$88 - Milwaukee MA957 CO2 Regulator, Free Priority Shipping!

This is a good setup for a decent price... if nothing else it gives you an idea of what you are up against price wise. FWIW, I have used this regulator for a few years now maintenance free.
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Old 02-01-2011, 10:32 PM   #3
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hmmm I am not sure how much you would save by putting a regulator together with a needle valve, rather than just purchasing one off the shelf...

$88 - Milwaukee MA957 CO2 Regulator, Free Priority Shipping!

This is a good setup for a decent price... if nothing else it gives you an idea of what you are up against price wise. FWIW, I have used this regulator for a few years now maintenance free.
Well, it's not the cost. I have several regulators here with gauges, I'm trying to locate a brass fitting that allows coupling a Co2 regulator to a Paintball tank. The Paintball Tanks have a non standard fitting and thread. I know there must be a way to tie this equipment together and I'm sure I'm not the only guy who has this type of idea... I'm just trolling for someone who has done this, and can advise me.


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Don, understood!! I know they are out there... you want to convert a CGA320 regulator valve size to fit on a paintball tank? Is that what you mean?
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Don, understood!! I know they are out there... you want to convert a CGA320 regulator valve size to fit on a paintball tank? Is that what you mean?

Yes, I have done some searching on the WWW but no luck yet. Plenty of regulators that fit a paintball tank and a price like it was for a Rolex watch. I'm an Engineer by Education and Discipline and as such... I have been the DIY guy before DIY was even thought of, We called it "Home Brewing". I just love to design and build things. A simple little fitting like this with left hand thread on one side a right on the other... and it takes an act of Congress to locate one. I have a garage full of parts... but this bird is not roosting in there.

Thank you for hanging in here. I'm sure with enough searching and posting on Web Sites, I'm certain I will locate what I desire, I cannot be alone in this endeavor.

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I think you are right. Post an update when/if you find one. I will look around some tomorrow afternoon if you haven't located one. For now....zzzzz
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I think you are right. Post an update when/if you find one. I will look around some tomorrow afternoon if you haven't located one. For now....zzzzz

Well, that is very thoughtful of you to search for me. I don't understand why almost every Site has plenty of advertisements but none have a database of information for those who love to Build Their Own. Too much emphasis today on Buy, Buy, Buy. Exercising and pushing your mind to learn, is as important as going to the Gym pumping Iron and lusting after your muscles in the mirrors.

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My husband is a steamfitter and was going to do a design like yours. We never could find a fitting. We thought about dismatling a used paintgun for the parts. He finally gave up and bought me the Milwaukee.
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My husband is a steamfitter and was going to do a design like yours. We never could find a fitting. We thought about dismatling a used paintgun for the parts. He finally gave up and bought me the Milwaukee.
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Well, I may wind up like the cat chasing the proverbial tail. The local paintball shop did not have any adapters for the regulator, they recommended the welding supply or maybe you can find one on the Internet. As soon as I mentioned my project to the welding shop and the use of a paintball tank... they went cold on me and looked at the door as if to say "time to go". I imagine they would prefer to sell me a large Co2 tank about 10lbs and a regulator to the tune of hundreds of dollars then they would be very helpful... I will continue my pursuit for that fitting, maybe my friend at his machine shop can run one out on the CNC machine.

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went down this road myself. Nobody has this kind of adapter.

I think its due to the fact that with a paintball canister you'll be refilling that all the time...
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