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#1 Kyrativ

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 07:51 PM

Ok so my 2k check valve got fucked, I realized though that a magstrike pump fits almost perfectly over top of a 2k pump, so i cut the check valve end off of my extra magstrike pump and jammed it over the end, however I need to connect the ends of the tubing (magstrike pump to 2k goo gauge tubing) So what would be the best way to do this? I've been thinking of using those barbed tubing connectors however I cant find any in near me, if you know where let me know.
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Posted 14 January 2009 - 07:59 PM

Barbed couplers are instant tube fittings are the best way to go. If you can't find either of those at your local hardware store and you don't want to order them from online, you can do what I have done occasionally. Get a CPVC plug and an end cap. Drill a 1/4"-5/16" hole in the center of each. Stuff one end of tubing into the hole in the plug and the other tubing into the end cap. Connect the plug and the end cap and seal it with PVC cement. It further helps to seal around the tubing joint with plumber's goop.

Again, this isn't ideal, but it will get the job done. You really do want a barbed coupler or instant tube fitting.
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Posted 14 January 2009 - 08:10 PM

Instant tube fittings don't work too well with soft tubing (tubing has to be durometer 60A or higher). Barbed fittings are the way to go.

Edited by CaptainSlug, 14 January 2009 - 08:12 PM.

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 08:14 PM

When using barbed fittings do you add an adhesive or just shove it in(oh god, dont sig that)?
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Posted 14 January 2009 - 08:17 PM

When using barbed fittings do you add an adhesive or just shove it in(oh god, dont sig that)?

If you are using the correct size of barb for the tubing you have then no clamps or adhesives are needed.
Clamps only start to be needed for tubing sizes over 3/8" ID.
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Posted 14 January 2009 - 08:20 PM

Alright so I live in Canada, where would I find the fittings or are there any online stores that ship to Canada that have stuff like this?

Edited by Kyrativ, 14 January 2009 - 08:21 PM.

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 10:07 PM

I find barbed fittings at Home depot. Im really sorry that you are having all these problems with the guns I traded you. They worked when I had them. I made sure of that before I put them in the mail.
You are looking for 1/4od barbed fittings, they look a bit like a dumbbell.
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Edited by mystefansdontflystraight, 14 January 2009 - 10:08 PM.

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 10:13 PM

I use bits of a broken airsoft gun's barrel. It acts as a coupler and gets the job done. I also recently obtained 1/8" OD fuel tubing. I just glue that inside to ends of my 1/4" OD, 1/8" ID vinyl tubing and voila! Seriously limits airflow, but that isn't an issue when most of the air being shot out is coming from the tank. Barbed fitting are too expensive. I said forget it when I saw the 1.17 price per fitting at ace. Even if I ordered in bulk online, using the fuel tubing is much cheaper.

Edited by TantumBull, 14 January 2009 - 10:14 PM.

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#9 Kyrativ

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 12:51 AM

I find barbed fittings at Home depot. Im really sorry that you are having all these problems with the guns I traded you. They worked when I had them. I made sure of that before I put them in the mail.
You are looking for 1/4od barbed fittings, they look a bit like a dumbbell.
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Well actually the 2k was my fault, i think i fucked up when i plugged the pump and i was just doing some shootin around my house and it suddenly stopped working, I opened it and sure enough the black pointy piece had broken off. As for the sm750 i have it working again it just has weak range and accuracy. Thanks for the help and Ill be sure to go to home depot sometimes soon and get this moffo working again.
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