what can i use as a portable compressed air source for my homemade pvc paintballgun?

i saw lots of instructables and decided to make 1.... but was limited to non portable air compresser so cant play a paintball fight or something:S

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duck_tape_8 years ago
a bike pump.
Tried it. Not sealed enough for high or low pressure sytems
Years ago I used a modified 1kg firestarter fire extinguser as a main resevior. I had to  then add a check valve , a  pressure regulator before going to  a "shot" resevior made from large pressure rated copper plumbing supplies to a solinoid valve to a steel barrel. It used to shoot a 1/2" lead sinker and was capable of punching through two car doors stacked together.
SO A WARNING TO ALL PEOPLE PLAYING WITH THESE ITEMS, THEY CAN BE  LETHAL AND THE POLICE JOHNNYS DONT LIKE PEOPLE WHO CAN MAKE THEIR OWN WEAPONS SO PLEASE BE CAREFULL
BOOM56017 years ago
You can make a tank from pvc itself, or you can use the small CO2 canisters(don't go with anything big, too dangerous).
toogers7 years ago
get pvc pipe, and make a big airtank. put a bike tire (scrader) in one end on a cap, and glue it on the pipe.do the same on the other cap, butt this time find a way to connect it to your valve.
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toogers toogers7 years ago
and pump it up before battle. keep it at a safe pressure though, and be sure to use the pvc cement.
PyRo FrEaK8 years ago
lemonie8 years ago
Carbon dioxide cylinders are commonly used? L
mohammedbsat (author)  lemonie8 years ago
but they have really high pressure:S:S it will explode my gun to pieces:S
Not that high pressure, and the gun won't explode unless you jam the barrel-shut. Something like bits from a Sodastream machine - look on Ebay, and also under brewing accessories.

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kjjohn lemonie8 years ago
get a co2 cylinder with a regulator. The regulator can bring the pressure down by many factors, so it can be used efficiently without blowing up the gun.
trf8 years ago
HPA tanks from paintball should work. Most ate programed with a regulator of 850 psi factory default.