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Patar 12-12-2012 09:59 PM

Swapping fill nipple
 
So, I have 2 tanks. One is a crossfire 68/3000, one is a Ninja steel 48/3000.

The little air-release peg (the one that is pressed in when you screw in the tank) broke a while back and therefore it would leak.

The crossfire's fill nipple sprung a leak last time I went balling, After i would shoot, bursts of air would puff out of the fill nipple, i could feel it on my wrist.

Since the Ninja's fill nipples was in working condition, I figured it was logical to swap the Crossfire tank's broken one for the working Ninja fill nipple.

Is this alright to do? I figured it was okay seeing as how some stores sell fill nipples as a standalone product. Is there anything I can do to assure that it works next time I hit a field? Teflon tape on the threads or something?

MIballer 12-12-2012 10:03 PM

teflon tape the threads and you should be good. also make sure the oring for the fill nipple is in good shape as well

Patar 12-12-2012 10:04 PM

will do, i appreciate the quick reply! :D

Chooie 12-12-2012 10:22 PM

Don't use any petroleum based lube on the o-ring in the fill nipple. I also prefer to use loctite 545 instead of teflon tape if you have enough time to let it cure properly before filling. I think it goes without saying to ensure both tanks are completely drained before working on them.

Patar 12-12-2012 10:39 PM

Of course, they've been emptied for a while now haha. Yeah, I've got teflon tape and loctite, I think I may go with teflon tape on this one. The ninja tank had some on it prior, and I'd prefer to stay away from liquid based stuff that could drop down into the tank instead of just on the threads. just in case. Idk how loctite reacts in a high pressure environment haha.

Chooie 12-14-2012 04:05 PM

The 545 is a high pressure thread sealant. It'll be fine. Just remember, use less than you think you need. ;)


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