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  • #1981
    edward
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    i put a psi gauge on my condor, (new valve) and shot it today for a few hours with my wife and really payed attention to psi. i noticed that my power dropped off if it was filled above about 2700psi. is that about where your valves starts to lose power from fill pressure or is yours higher. i did fill it to 3000 and it took about 15 shots for it to come around in power around 2800. i was shooting kodiak’s in .22. also the gauge is great i should have done it along time ago, put a gauge in the valve where the blank hole is and a fill valve like on paint ball tanks on the other so you do not have to take off the tank, and you don’t have to pump so much to fill up the fill adapter, about 6-8 to start filling the tank. thanks for your feed back

    #37929
    savagesam
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    Pictures my brother. Pictures.

    #37932
    shadoh
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    Let folks know where you got the fill valve. Some folks on here are asking about them. Pics would be great.

    #37972
    edward
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    i will take pictures tonight and post but i was still wondering about fill pressures

    #37974
    edward
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    well this is the first for me with pictures, just open a photobucket account so i hope it works. well anyways here is a pic. of the guage.


    that use to be the burst disk, i drilled the hole all the way out because there was only a small hole in the bottom, but i did not drill out the original threads. i have a 1/8 bspt tap and just taped into the old threads because they are diffrent, but to close to the hole size i needed for th tap to risk taking out any metal.
    here is the fill nipple and fill hose


    this is the quick disconect on the end of my hose and a fill adaptor in the gun. it holds the pressure in the tank, it came from the paintball shop, and was the kind that is used in a high pressure air tank. i really don’t know what there offical name is. on this side i just drilled the hole out the rest of the was that was there and taped it. the fill valve has a stem in it with an oring in it but it does not have anything in it to keep it from hitting the valve spring in the gun, but it closes every time inbetween pumps from my pump and has not presented any problems. before i reassembled the gun i blued the valve where i threaded it to keep rust down.


    and there you go. i have noticed it takes off about 6/8 pumps of the filling the hose when you pump up the gun. i know i do not have a burst disk but i really don’t think i could blow up the tank with a hand pump. but you could always leave it in and drill another hole, especally if you use 4500 psi scuba tank or nitro. hope this helps you i don’t have machining tools so this was the best i could do and it was well worth it, i do plan on replacing the guage if i could find a cool one from a paintball shop, i just happened to have this one. but i was still wondering about when your guns start to lose power from fill pressure!!!!!

    #37975
    voltar-1
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    pics of how I did mine. 🙂

    #37976
    voltar-1
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    quote edward:

    i will take pictures tonight and post but i was still wondering about fill pressures

    Looking good! 🙂

    Nice gauge.

    fill pressures?? well you need to plot out shot speed vs bottle pressure and see what works for your gun and pellet.

    Walter….

    #38005
    randyhub
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    Yeah a gauge a MUST, I really struggle with POI changes when the pressure drops and not knowing the pressure left. 🙁

    #38012
    shadoh
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    Nice job, it must make it sweet to refill and the gauge is just awesome.

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    that use to be the burst disk, i drilled the hole all the way out because there was only a small hole in the bottom

    I pin hole would have been fine for the gauge ). Unless you did it because you needed more thread depth?

    #38013
    savagesam
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    Why doesn’t A.F. look at these wonderful ideas here? Or do they?

    #38014
    edward
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    i had to drill it out so i could tap it, i had to thread the tap it about 3/4 of the way in so the threads were wide enough, and tapered right. thanks for the compliment.

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