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#1 notn41

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 11:33 AM

I recently purchased a nerf sm5k and after I pump it up, the tank slowly let's air back into the line for the pump until the tank is empty.

I wanted to try and fix it but don't even know where to begin. Is there anything I can do to fix it maybe without taking it apart? Not sure how the internals work on this blaster but maybe one of you guys know?

Also I'm interested in an aftermarket tank as well, like the at2k but I don't see anywhere to buy it. I did a lot of searching but couldn't find where to buy those tanks.

I would prefer not to get a tanks from another supermaxx blaster...

Thank you for your guys help in advance
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Posted 17 April 2017 - 04:58 PM

If its actually leaking back down the line then it sounds like a bad check valve in your pump. Swap the pump and see if you still have a problem. A pump swap should be very simple and leave you with a wide amount of options for substitutes.
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Posted 17 April 2017 - 09:29 PM

You don't have to swap the pump. Just cut the tubing and splice in an aquarium check valve. 


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Posted 18 April 2017 - 02:31 PM

You can also identify the leak by dunking most of the blasters guts underwater and watching for bubbles while you pump. 

 

The super max tanks are pull pin types. That means the rod sticking out of the back runs all the way through the tank and a plug pushes into the inside of the nozzle outlet. You've got o rings at the plug tip as well as around the pull rod as the rod exits the back. you might be leaking out of either location. If you can verify that your tank is in fact leaking, you might be able to repair it but you'll have to cut your tank in half to do so. You'll also need a sleeve to glue both halves back together. Before you do anything you'll need to source a pvc pipe/fitting to repair it. You may have to heat and stretch the pipe over the tank to get it to fit inside (grease the tank so you can get it back out too) then cut the tank in half with a pipe cutter. Replace the o rings if you can find a good replacement (don't bend the pull rod). Fit up the two halves with super glue then use pvc primer and cement to glue both halves into the sleeve you prepared earlier.   It's a long shot but with some luck you might be able to repair it. - worst case scenario, it's already leaking now so you might as well risk breaking it worse trying to repair it.


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Posted 18 April 2017 - 04:36 PM

As that is an older blaster, maybe you should try to spot any leaks? Unfortunately, there is really no way to fix your blaster without taking out the internals... As some other members suggested above, replacing the check valve is the way to go. While you're inside the blaster, it would be a good idea to lube the pump with silicone grease.
As for the AT2K, you can commonly find that blaster at thrift stores/garage sales.
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Posted 19 April 2017 - 08:39 PM

All very helpful. Isn't the at2k a metal air tank that was designed by a member! That's what I'm looking for so it won't leak. It is the tank leaking down the line that goes into the pump. The blaster is apart that's no issue.
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#7 Silly

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 08:45 PM

No, that is not an at2k tank, that is a very expensive custom made tank made probably for shits and giggles.
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Posted 25 April 2017 - 10:53 AM

You don't have to swap the pump. Just cut the tubing and splice in an aquarium check valve.


Will that make it though so my release valve stops letting air out so it will just keep pumping up until it leaks? I want to have the air release at factory release amount for longjevity..

No, that is not an at2k tank, that is a very expensive custom made tank made probably for shits and giggles.



Know anywhere I can but one of these metal tanks? I'll pay for it if it won't leak!
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Posted 25 April 2017 - 12:12 PM

I dont happen to know who sells them or if their even available.
Edit: Also everything looses pressure at some time. The metal ones just can hold more pressure.

Edited by Silly, 25 April 2017 - 12:13 PM.

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 06:55 PM

Instead spending a lot of money on a metal tank that will still leak, and make your blaster heavy, just buy a new blaster. You can thrift a Supermaxx 5000, or if you have lots of money buy a new one. Thrifting will take up lots of your time, but it is worth it. If you are feeling adventurous and cheap, just go to some thrift stores twice a week, and you will eventually find one.

All very helpful. Isn't the at2k a metal air tank that was designed by a member!

No, the at2k is a blaster made by Nerf. At2k is just the acronym for Air tech 2000. Hope that saves you from future incidents of looking like a noob ;).

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Edited by Bubba Longshot, 25 April 2017 - 06:56 PM.

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 11:03 PM

Thank you. But finding another supermaxx 5000 won't be easy. So basically when I pump the tank up, if I take the pump rod out, pressure builds in the pump tube if I cover it with my hand, within 30 seconds. Within a few mins there's barely any air left in the tank. What is causing this. How can I fix? Information above doesn't solve the issue yet.
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Posted 26 April 2017 - 12:03 AM

Thank you. But finding another supermaxx 5000 won't be easy. So basically when I pump the tank up, if I take the pump rod out, pressure builds in the pump tube if I cover it with my hand, within 30 seconds. Within a few mins there's barely any air left in the tank. What is causing this. How can I fix? Information above doesn't solve the issue yet.


Your described issue is speculated in a prior that definitely gives you the information you need to solve your problem:

If its actually leaking back down the line then it sounds like a bad check valve in your pump. Swap the pump and see if you still have a problem. A pump swap should be very simple and leave you with a wide amount of options for substitutes.


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Posted 29 April 2017 - 01:50 PM

I don't have another pump to swap it with. Where can I get one?
Or where do I find a check valve to replace it
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Posted 30 April 2017 - 07:42 PM

I don't have another pump to swap it with. Where can I get one?
Or where do I find a check valve to replace it

Aquarium stores or a pet store that sells fish tank parts would carry them. If you have a petsmart near you this one should work. 

http://www.petsmart....tml?cgid=300018


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Posted 06 May 2017 - 11:32 AM

Will this still allow the pump to stop once it reaches a certain psi? Or will it no longer release pressure after 3 pumps? I don't want it to shoot extreme fps
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Posted 06 May 2017 - 03:53 PM

All adding that valve is doing, is only allowing air to flow one way, from the pump to the tank, so that way it doesn't flow pack out the pump. It has little to do with the over pressure release valve in the pump.
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