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Old 12-30-2009, 07:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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high pressure reg - use macroline or braided line?

I'm considering upping the pressure of my Ninja tank to 900-950 to make the RT bounce a bit faster than what I'm used to with my old Crossfire tank.

Should I switch to braided line or continue using macroline? I've heard horror stories of macrolines bursting when using higher output pressures.

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Old 12-30-2009, 08:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I think you 'can' use macro, but you need to make sure you use the thick walled stuff from Parker, I think.

That said, I use braided line on my mag, but I've also been known to crank mine up to 1k+
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Old 12-30-2009, 10:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
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If you don't know the rating of your macro line, buy some new. Airsoldier (.com) lists their working pressures. Even then I prefer to keep the air line on the outside of the marker, away from my wrist and face. If you're not sure about the arrangement, or you're going to run against the working limit all of the time, consider braided hose.

On the down side, to get a good seal in the macro line fittings, you need to use hose that is rated for the pressure you are using. I have a piece that runs in a 600 psi service, and the good 1000 psi nylon tube has trouble sealing in cold weather while the lighter Parflex works great. So don't throw out your other macro-line.
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Old 12-30-2009, 10:25 AM   #4 (permalink)
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With good macro you are not 100% safe yet. Even the fittings can fail under those pressures. I would highly reccomend steel braided. Harder to work with, but it can hold up to 1500 psi safely.
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Old 12-30-2009, 11:38 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Purchase this line and your all set.
ASP Online Store: Macroline hose
I've pushed 1500PSI thou it many of times for a whole days worth of play on my mag with no problems what so ever. Only time I would recommend replacing it is when the end start getting a little tore up from removing and installing on the fittings. For that reason I keep my lines a little longer so I can cut the tips off and reuse the line. I been running this line for almost 2 yrs. Never ever had a blow out or problem with it. I wouldn't recommend using anything else but this stuff for a mag.

If you're in the market for fittings. This is the package I get and about to buy another set. Fittings are heavy duty and same line as above.
ASP Online Store: Norgren Macro-Pack

The line is rated at 1000 working and 3k burst. I don't know what the fittings are rated at but I've had a talk with the guys running ASP about them and they we're lookin into it. I'm 100% sure it's over 1500psi so you can rest easy it's not going to blow out and 950.

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Steel braided hose is far better than macroline. I've had too many blowouts with macro. I only use it for a few specific tasks where braided wouldn't fit.
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I've had too many blowouts with macro.
What type of line where you using?

You guys that had blow outs, I feel for ya but you were probably using a thin walled line. Usually (as most do), if you buy cheep your going to get cheep.

I don't want this being yet another SS vs. Macro thread so lets just agree to disagree.

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Stainless hard line.

Never have to fiddle with the crap, and it'll hold pressure as high as you'd ever want to go. Set it and forget it.
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Old 12-30-2009, 12:56 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Braided line, you can get stuff rated up to 5k psi
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Old 12-30-2009, 01:08 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Braided it is! If only I could find good swivel elbows, I'd be golden. The ones I have don't swivel at all :/
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