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Old 02-01-2007, 10:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Using a Brass elbow I bought at home depot

I was at home depot and I walked through the plumbing section. I saw the brass elbows, and I figured I could use one for my paintball gun. So I bought one, and it's the right size and everything. My question is, are these safe to use? Are they meant to be used with 800 psi?
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Most likely not. I wouldn't use it.
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I have used a few brass 90* on airlines. I guess I never thought about whether or not they are rated for 800psi or not. Anyone have an answer for us?
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I have used a few brass 90* on airlines. I guess I never thought about whether or not they are rated for 800psi or not. Anyone have an answer for us?
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).
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I use brass and steel fittings from my local ACE hardware store all the time....

I've never had a problem with them....
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I have looked at using these before, opted out....Shrapnel sucks.

I only use what I know is rated, when it comes to containing 800 Psi I dont mess around...the few extra dollars are worth it to me.
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It is not a good idea. Most fittings sold at Home Depot and places like it arent pressure rated to over 100psi at an average temp.

The Fittings used for PB are very different from plumbing fittings.
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I've used plumbing parts for years and never had any issues.

I've pushed 1100 PSI through those fittings on my RT and never had any issues. I may be terminally lucky, but they seem to be ok.
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I've used plumbing parts for years and never had any issues.

I've pushed 1100 PSI through those fittings on my RT and never had any issues. I may be terminally lucky, but they seem to be ok.
I agree, I've been using them for almost 20 years without incident.
I can't say the same for macro fittings, in a 1 yr period, 2 macro's blew apart.
I try not using macro where possible.

Some of the newer aluminum fittings that's been selling seem an awful lot flimsier then the brass, IMHO.
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I think I may try out then. It looks like pretty thick brass, and my instincts say go for it.
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