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

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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freddysserpent

8 years ago

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

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BOOM5601

8 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).

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toogers

8 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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toogerstoogers

Answer 8 years ago

and pump it up before battle. keep it at a safe pressure though, and be sure to use the pvc cement.

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lemonie

9 years ago

Carbon dioxide cylinders are commonly used? L

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mohammedbsatlemonie

Answer 9 years ago

but they have really high pressure:S:S it will explode my gun to pieces:S

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lemoniemohammedbsat

Answer 9 years ago

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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kjjohnlemonie

Answer 9 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.

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trf

9 years ago

HPA tanks from paintball should work. Most ate programed with a regulator of 850 psi factory default.