My Hill Pump Experience

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  • #2149
    hrunting
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    I spent the first 45 minutes dorking out. I thought the wheezing and farting noises being made by the pump were normal. I reread a post on the forum where Synopsys said that he got his tank up to 2000 psi with two 5 minute sessions. I realized that I was doing something wrong. I rechecked the fill hose, and it wasn’t screwed down tight enough on either side. As soon as I started pumping again the needle started to rise. I couldn’t believe how fast the tank filled. After the first 5 minute session I was up to 1000 psi. I let the pump cool for fifteen minutues and then pumped up to 2000 psi. At 2000 psi the hose started leaking again. I torqued the connection down again. I was worried about over tightening, but I didn’t think I had much choice. I finished filling the tank in two more sessions. The last five minutes were a bitch. Toward the end my wife started making suggestive jokes about the whole pumping up the tank thing. I kind of agreed with her on the look of the whole situation, but I couldn’t laugh and operate the pump at the same time. I was actually lifting my body off the ground pushing down on the handle. After I regained my composure, I began pumping again. It takes some technique. I attached the tank to the Condor and pulled the trigger. Nothing happened. Up to now I had been using CO2 and I had the power wheel set to low. I turned the wheel up to 11 and pulled the trigger again. After months of reading about how loud the Condor was I expected a louder report. After the first couple of shots the Condor became louder, but still quiter than I was expecting it to be. I was however surprised at how loud the “tank ping” sounded.

    #39154
    bikincrazy52
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    Get someone to shoot in and stand about 20 feet in front of the gun. It will sound much louder.

    #39156
    walkonking
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    Creative Editing…LOL

    quote Hrunting:

    I spent the first 45 minutes dorking out. I thought the wheezing and farting noises being made by the pump were normal. I was worried about over tightening, but I didn’t think I had much choice. The last five minutes were a bitch. Toward the end my wife started making suggestive jokes about the whole pumping thing. I kind of agreed with her on the look of the whole situation I was actually lifting my body off the ground pushing down After I regained my composure, I began pumping again. It takes some technique. Nothing happened.

    I love it when you talk DIRTY 😈

    #39169
    buster
    Participant

    always use teflon tape on the threads to prevent air leaks and overtightening

    #39177
    hrunting
    Participant

    Teflon tape. Damn, why didn’t I think of that. I have some in my toolbox. Is that what everyone else does?

    #39181
    walkonking
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    quote Hrunting:

    Teflon tape. Damn, why didn’t I think of that. I have some in my toolbox. Is that what everyone else does?

    Be careful. Teflon tape works and I use it also but it can contaminate your valve if a tiny piece comes off. Blue loctite works well for that application.

    #39183
    voltar-1
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    is the connuection oring sealed?
    no need for tape on oring seals no need for sealant either
    firmly tight and no more ally strips easy

    #39185
    hrunting
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    Firmly tight is so subjective. I thought I had achieved “firmly tight”, but I ended up retightening twice on each end of the hose. I think I am actually being too cautious. I probably added another 1/8 of a turn past tight.

    #39191
    buster
    Participant

    as voltar said if its oring seald , i think yours dosnt have an oring locktit works to but you have to let it dry over night.

    #39192
    voltar-1
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    quote Hrunting:

    Firmly tight is so subjective. I thought I had achieved “firmly tight”, but I ended up retightening twice on each end of the hose. I think I am actually being too cautious. I probably added another 1/8 of a turn past tight.

    Ever shake hands with a true gentleman?
    that is ‘firmly tight’

    Does your connection have an oring? make sure it is in good shape.

    #39193
    voltar-1
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    quote Hrunting:

    Firmly tight is so subjective. I thought I had achieved “firmly tight”, but I ended up retightening twice on each end of the hose. I think I am actually being too cautious. I probably added another 1/8 of a turn past tight.

    Ever shake hands with a true gentleman?
    that is ‘firmly tight’

    Does your connection have an oring? make sure it is in good shape.

    #39197
    hrunting
    Participant
    quote :

    Does your connection have an oring? make sure it is in good shape.

    Nope. I think it is entirely metal on metal. When I bought the adapter from Pyramyd they told me that they had to countersink the adapter so that it would work with the Hill hose. how hard would it be to remove the hose if I used Loc-tite.

    #39209
    buster
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    use blue locktit not the red it wont be so hard, i prefer the teflon tape it works faster not having to wait for to dry just put it about 1mm from the tip so it wont get in the way of the air flow and your done with a firm snug fit and no leaks.

    #39920
    bikincrazy52
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    I have an airforce pump that broke, and I recently fixed it but am still not happy. If I buy the Hill/BSA pump, will my adapter for the airforce pump work with the hill? Thanks a lot.

    #39935
    menehune
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    quote bikincrazy52:

    I have an airforce pump that broke, and I recently fixed it but am still not happy. If I buy the Hill/BSA pump, will my adapter for the airforce pump work with the hill? Thanks a lot.

    The Hill Pump hose swaps out for the AF adapter.

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