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#1 xXhunter47Xx

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 10:22 PM

So maybe it has been established maybe it hasn't, but I want to know if I can drill a hole in the tank, put a micro line fitting and check valve, and attach it to a bike pump.

Similarly to the big blast pump replacement, but for a Buzz Bee Range Master.
It is a back pressure tank and I don't think it's possible, but I'm not experienced enough to figure out what to do.

Thanks in advance!
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Posted 11 October 2013 - 11:04 PM

So maybe it has been established maybe it hasn't, but I want to know if I can drill a hole in the tank, put a micro line fitting and check valve, and attach it to a bike pump.

Similarly to the big blast pump replacement, but for a Buzz Bee Range Master.
It is a back pressure tank and I don't think it's possible, but I'm not experienced enough to figure out what to do.

Thanks in advance!

If you try to fill it from anywhere beside the pilot valve inside it will not work.

You have to tap into the original tubing line.
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Posted 12 October 2013 - 12:29 AM

Poo.
The pump is integrated into the tank itself.
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Posted 12 October 2013 - 01:34 PM

If you try to fill it from anywhere beside the pilot valve inside it will not work.

You have to tap into the original tubing line.

Is that because it needs to be sealed off first? You could just put a very weak spring in there too act as that first sealing pump. That is exactly how a sprinkler valve on my golf ball cannon works now that I think of it.
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