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Old 08-13-2007, 04:00 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Thanks for the PMs from everyone. Great info - I had no idea there was such a huge underground Vector community!

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Old 08-13-2007, 06:38 PM   #12 (permalink)
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....Does anyone have an idea how I can diagnose the air pressure in the marker? Is there a piece of equiment that can test pressure during operation?

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Pretty much just a case of making up lines with guages inline so you swap out the regular one and put the guaged lines in. It's not as bad as it sounds if you're handy with some brass tubing from a hobby shop and a bit of soldering. Or for the higher pressure areas can make up an insert line with a T block with guage and two shorter lines to splice into the system.
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Old 08-14-2007, 09:02 AM   #13 (permalink)
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David Wirth has suggested by-passing the reg to be certain - will do today. I am just glad that the Vector is okay with eating liquid CO2!

Any recommendations on what regulators are commercially available that are compatible with the Vector? If it turns out that I punch a paint ball through the wall of the local paintshop on my lunch hour it may be that I am in the market for a new reg.

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Thanks Drum, I checked last night and the are definitely of the pink or red variety. I did a visual inspection and they appear to be prestine. Swap them out anyway?

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Another thing: If your hoses are pink or red, change them for Autococker hoses.

The red/pink hoses are known for shrinking and choking.

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I use a PPS Stabilizer on the end of a remote line to run my Vector.



It's always +/-2 over the chrono with good paint. I run it off a 20oz CO2 tank that has an on/off valve on it so I can depressurize the system easily when I'm not playing (since the Vector always has minute leaks).
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Wow, Phantom, it looks exactly like my set-up. Great minds and fools?
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Old 08-14-2007, 11:16 AM   #17 (permalink)
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The older lines tend to be soft and easier to pinch, as long as you place them in the same places, it wont hurt to replace them.

And if your front regulator (the big brass heap) is not regulating properly, it will give you some issues. Mine has that problem, and there are no re-build kits as far as I know. Right now it has been swapped out in favor of an autococker LPR. (that will rewuire some fenangling...)
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Ghack! Is there a way to test the front regulator?
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Ghack! Is there a way to test the front regulator?
There's always a way, but you'll need to make or buy the fitting. If you want to test while firing (so you can see recharge) take a brass fitting that has a 1/8NPT port for a gauge (~200PSI). Then drill two holes and tap 10/32. Put 10/32 autococker barbs in the holes. Then you can run your LP air through it and check pressure while firing. Someone sells one but you can make it from parts at the hardware store.

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Thanks Avery.

Itís the regulator. By-passed it and it punched a whole through several layers of cardboard at 20 ft. Know a place I can get a reg that screws onto a bottle?
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