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#1 Zyzybalooba

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Posted 27 September 2004 - 07:25 PM

I was wondering if the size of the vinyl tubing mattered. In all of Zero's models, it says to use 1/4" vinyl tubing. The only reason I can see not to use 1/2" or 5/8" is that it kinks at 30-60 degrees. It seems like that 1/4" tubing would really restrict air and only a small amount of air would actually be used. Am I wrong?
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#2 GeneralPrimevil

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Posted 27 September 2004 - 08:10 PM

Theoretically speaking, in 1/4 in. vinyl tubiing would increase reaction time by having the air moving at a higher pressure because of the constriction of the smaller diameter; which means in the end the same amount of air will reahc its destination in either size tubing. :huh: I dunno. I usually just use the 1/4 in. cause I have a billion bits that fit it nicely.
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Posted 27 September 2004 - 08:40 PM

If you used a smaller diamiter tubeing, it would restrict airflow.
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Posted 28 September 2004 - 09:43 AM

If you used a smaller diamiter tubeing, it would restrict airflow.

Yeah, but like what GeneralPrimevil said if you use too large of vinyl tubing there would be less air pressure for shooting out of the gun because of the volume in the vinyl tubing.
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