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Old 02-01-2007, 09:53 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I have a few I picked up at ACE, and they're holding just fine. They look identical to the nickel-plated ones from the pb store.
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Old 02-02-2007, 10:48 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I've asked this question a couple years ago on the tinker's guild and the general consensus was that the nice thick brass ones should be fine.
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Old 02-02-2007, 10:55 AM   #13 (permalink)
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The ones that look like the nickle plated ones should be fine. I'll have to post a pic of the cheapo's that our local home depot sells. They are the ones that shouldn't be used.
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Old 02-02-2007, 02:42 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Ive used the big bulky brass ones I bought at ACE with no problems in the past either. I have also used fugly as hell stainless fittings that where cast without problems ..well other then being Fuglier then hell.
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The local home depot by me sells the air fittings as well.. Ive been using them for a while and they are IDENTICAL to the fancy nickle plated ones that most PB stores sell. Ive never had any issues with them failing or anything negative... Im pretty sure as long as your buying things that are rated for hydralic use it would be safe with Co2/HPA.. Hell I have a piece of hydralic hose I use for a remote line.. its rated to 3000 PSI
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Some are, some aren't. The cheapo's they sell at my local home depot definitely aren't. The name brands (such as weatherhead) will be rated, so its easy to tell(though they're probably rated for hydraulic pressure so you have to divide by 3 to get a gas pressure rating).

can you explain this? why the rated difference?

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can you explain this? why the rated difference?

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I'm really not sure. But I'd figure the better ones can be used in hydraulic applications as well as plumbing, while the non-rated(or lower rated as the case may be) would be for plumbing applications only.

As for the difference between gas pressure and Hydraulic pressure, I have noooo idea. But I've read it enough in different applications and been told by enough knowledgeble folk that I believe it is fact.

I personally don't like to take chances with this stuff. The chance for failure is slim, but if it does fail, I don't wanna be around.
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Old 02-02-2007, 05:43 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I've heard the "Divide by 3" rule as well, but never seen an explanation of the difference.

Whenever I see ratings on those brass hardware store fittings, its always around 3,000psi WP.

Who knows? I've used them for many years, and have never seen one fail. The only exception would be the Smart Parts "Smart Remote". That had a brass "straight tube" that would snap if you fell on it. But still didn't produce shrapnel.

I don't trust many paintball shops either. Lots of those shops are selling the 500psi macroline to kids, just so they can look confused when it blows with co2.

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