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Old 10-23-2012, 06:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Lets talk about macro-line fittings.

I have been buying macroline fittings from a local paintball shop, and they have bulk boxes of 25 from a manufacturer called Norgren. I have use these fittings for years without issues but when i got their catalouge i realized theyre only rated to 270psi.

This brand of fittigns are used by many different paintball companies and sold by alot of the bigger retailers.
Whats up with that? does this mean that we infact run 450psi or more through fittigns that are only rated to handle 270psi?

Does anyone know of any manufacturers that make fittings that are actually meant to handle 450 to 1200psi?
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I believe Palmers used to sell some fitting that were rated for 1200 but they were like 5 bucks a piece
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:29 AM   #3 (permalink)
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That applies to macroline as well, hard to come by to the operating pressure we are using.
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Old 10-23-2012, 11:57 AM   #4 (permalink)
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yea, good thing they are rated below their actual burst pressure... but the bust pressure still gets exceeded sometimes. I have seen my fair share of macroline fittings and lines explode, and a few times it hurt.
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Old 10-23-2012, 12:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
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having seen macrolines burst and cause some pretty nasty cuts,welts and bruises people may same I'm old fashioned but if a marker comes to me without fittings or hose SS braided line it is. If it's already set up with macro I leave it as swapping it is a PITA for me.
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Old 10-23-2012, 12:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I try not to think about it. =P

Braided line can be annoying when you're teching, but it's so much more reliable for me!
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Old 10-23-2012, 03:42 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Hmm, I'm running 1000psi straight through macro with now problems. The only problem I've had with macro was this last saturday and that was because the piece I had cut just a little to short for one of the fittings to grab on all the way and seal properly. Blew off and hit my finger. ouch.

I like the look of both, but macro is convenient if you have to take something off for cleaning.
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1/8th NPT to 1/4 Slip Fit 90 Elbow [FITT120] - $4.50 : Palmers Pursuit Shop, Where Custom Still Means Something
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:23 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Ninja's macro fittings are "approved for paintball use" and their macro is rated at 800psi working pressure.

Compulsive has macro that's rated at 1000psi working pressure (3000 psi burst) but I've used it before and it's really, really stiff.

I prefer the line that Macroguy sells.
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:04 AM   #10 (permalink)
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years(6-7?) ago I bought some macroline from Hobbyhorse on nation and I think he was stating it was 1800psi iirrc. Never had a problem with it to this day.
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