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newmaticarsenal 12-05-2013 02:39 AM

My solution to DRV vents 1st shot
Background: I got a DRV in a trade but when I gassed it up for the first time the face seal on the valve blew out. No Biggie I researched the site found out what O-ring to get and what Glue to use. Well gluing O-Rings is a skill I must lack I discovered after 3 attempts all ending in failure. I read in one post of a valve that screwed together and didn't need glue. Not sure if this was in production, a proto type or a future design that was talked about but I liked the idea of no glue.

After 3 days of playing in the shop this is my solution.

See how much of the O-ring is covered to hold it down.

It took a few dry fires to get the power tube to seat to the O-ring but my DRV is ready to play. I don't have any pics with the nut off the body but the nut is threaded 1/2 24 TPI and there is only 1.2 turns. I had to thread both pieces about 1/2" and then cut them down. The hole through the nut is just a few thousandths over the power tube seat. I might draft up a cross section and add it so any else who wants to make one can. I don't have the time to make any more because I need to get started making wood grips. I picked up some black silvertone laminate made by Dymondwood to make my grips out of.

dukie 12-05-2013 01:24 PM

that similar to what the new ones look like, except that they are the same length as the old ones. there are pics in the 3rd run thread.

Its what I was going to attempt last time around except that I had no idea how to go about mass producing them. I figured it out.

DMCpb 07-09-2015 06:14 PM

DRV Replacement Valve
Sorry I'm a little late to this party (my original post was in 2013). But, Mr. Dukie by chance do you have any valves to replace a version 1 valve for a DRV? Thanks

dukie 07-09-2015 06:22 PM

Sorry no. The laast one sold a year ago.

Hooligan 07-16-2015 08:02 AM

Any suggestions on where to send a pair of DRV's for service? Both mine are gen 1's and leak bad. The above post is from my local proshop, Dave at Dmc Paintball in Co. Springs.
I dropped them off at his shop a couple of years ago. He can't get them to stop leaking, I'm now left with a $2k pair of wallhangers...
I had Alpha434 look at them a couple of years back, but he's out of the game now...
and they still leaked when I got them back from him...

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