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I'm constructing an air rig similar to the one in Brainplay's guide, except that I am putting a quick disconnect nipple on the mag. I looked on some paintball websites, and there are two types of nipples, two way and one way, and I was wondering what anybody would recommend using.

 

http://www.ansgear.com/ANS_Fill_Nipple_One...sfillnipple.htm

http://www.ansgear.com/Replacement_Remote_...dmalenipple.htm

 

I am worried that the two-way, when I disconnect the hose, will allow all of the air out of the magazine at once, which from my understanding is what will happen. and probably wouldn't want that :a-grin:

 

I will be attaching it to a 90 degree fitting, which will attach to my mag:

http://www.ansgear.com/ProductDetails.asp?...CK&CartID=5

 

any thoughts?

 

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the air kinda has to come out of the mag, I mean if you disconnect something, there'll be a hole, lol

unless part of the quick disconnect stays on the mag keeping it shut

The quick disconnects on paintball tanks are only one way, meaning that air can go in, but not out.

 

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im also going to make an air rig using Brainplay's guide. I may get the one-way type though. IMO, I think it will give you more shot per capsule (if you'll be using a 12g) since the air on the mag does'nt get wasted when you disconnect the hose.

 

just my .2 bbs

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2 bb's, lol

yeah, im using a carbon fiber paintball tank, but yes, you are right, it should last much longer without wasting the gas in the mag. I think I'll have to opt out for the one-way, it seems that there is no disadvantage now that I look at it. Tapping the mag is the part about upgrading the crap out of this gun that is deterring me. I REALLY do not want to mess up an 85 dollar mag.

 

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paintball QDs are not "one way" to my knowledge. Most paintballers have to add a check valve which is an additional fitting that they add right before the disconnect that has to be manually manipulated before the qd is detached or else the air comes blasting out and you loose pressure very quickly.

 

the fittings you want are on mcmaster carr website.

http://www.mcmaster.com/#9414k19/=9sjzov

 

you have a couple options for hose attacment. If you want to do microline and push on fittings:

http://www.mcmaster.com/#5225k604/=9p1y6j

http://www.mcmaster.com/#5225k303/=9sk0mg

 

 

If you are running a remote line, you may need a female female adapter (1/8npt) and remove whatever QD fitting is already on it. In fact, the qd fitting may come with the right sized nipple for the fitting I listed but I would be safe and order the ones that match. they aren't expensive. Get two or however many mags you plan to run.

 

This type of setup will shut off the gas at the disconnect automatically when the fitting is disconnected, making it very fast to change mags. The only pressure you loose is the pressure that is currently in the magazine. Just like in this video at 5:20

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