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    Looks good, Stoti. Something else looks different, though. Did you re paint some parts or just touch up? 

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    You can install a moderator if the outside diameter isn’t large enough to infringe on the level or area of the air tube is extended forward.

    a compact moderator like the Huggett snipe will work with air tube extensions 

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    That’s what I used, a 20a double leg breaker

    Thanks for piping in, ChadM12

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    A quick note on using oversized circuit breakers, you'll lose all overload protection for your compressor if it should malfunction. If the compressor malfunctions and something is causing it to draw to much current and your breaker size is too large, you'll likely burn the compressor completely up whereas, if you had the correct sized breaker in, there's a strong chance the breaker would trip before letting your compressor get fried.

     

     

    very true. No different than running too small a wire for a breakers size, and running it too long in length.

    The wiring starts to melt and meanwhile your compressors still plugging along, then a major short which fries equipment, starts fires, etc.

    Not to mention a big Ka- BOOM! Coming out of your electrical panel

     

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    My Alkin has #12 cord, about 10’. I always refer to the green book called wiring simplified for wire sizes, amp draw, distances of energy using object to source of power. For my situation, I was allowed up to 75’ of #12 gage wire. I got a #12 extension cord, 25’, changed out the heads for a 220 v outlet, and tied that outlet to my panel with #10 wire. The distance from outlet to breakers is less than 2’. 

     

     

    My garage is 32’ long by 28’ wife. I can role the cart that my Alkin is on all the way to the farthest end of the garage opposite of the outlet and still be ok cord wise

     

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    One thing to consider with paying for gas, is the costs of fuels could change, contract or no contract, you’re still going to pay what’s being billed to you. Another that I’ve posted before, is when the gas business goes under new ownership, which it could, any sweet deals you had made with the previous owner is out the window. 

    One need to do the math long term, with your own usage considered. Are you a competitive shooter that goes thru 3 88 cu ft tanks a week due to practice and events? Are you a pester with several accounts and having air available to you 24/7 is crucial. Are you a one tin of pellets a month kind of shooter? Does a buy 4 get one free order from pyramid only consist of four tins, to last you five years? 

    Consider all of that, and if you’re any of the first two scenarios do the math not just of one year, maybe two or three. Maybe that high end $3000 to $4000 compressor would’ve been paid off by then. 

    Also, keep in mind that should you invest in a high end like an Alkin, you could easily sell that and re coup a big chunk back of what that compressor cost you, but you’ll never ever recoup all those fees from tank rentals. It’s like renting a home vs buying. Same deal.

     

    im not even going to mention the effects of Covid and the supply/demand scenarios with having to rely on a tank fill of nitrogen when you get low, but it is something else to consider.

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    What clamp is that on your air cylinder?

    It’s my first ever intro to a 3D purchase from eBay. Just do a search on marauder pistol parts and it’ll come up. I’m actually going to measure up a better one and have it made. I don’t like the way it clamps onto the air tube

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    Here’s my dilemma- my wife thinks I should invest in a 3D printer. I’m retired, so I have the time. Math? Excellent at math, especially construction and geometry math. Drawing? All I’ve ever learned is HAD- hand aided drafting. I can hand draw in 3D, section views, mechanical drawings, drawings to build on, and even blue print work, just never learned it electronically. 

    If I was to invest in one, what do you suggest with what I know?

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    Barracuda hunter extreme on my Prod. 30 yard zero. It’s up there at 800+ FPS 

     

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    Put together a stainless fastener order to convert my impact to all stainless nuts and bolts

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    Ended up going with Belmetric. Was able to find every fastener to do a complete swap out to stainless on my Impact for like $20, then I decided to also do the shoulder pad adjustment knob along with a knob in place of the barrel lock down grub screw and it came out to $28 with shipping 

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    Where did you source those inserts from, Kevin?

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    I always keep a commercial grade high speed fan blowing directly at my Alkin to aid in cooling. But remember, these things were designed to run 10-14 hours straight, with 3 sets of intercooler manifolds(3 or 2, can’t remember) these Alkins shouldn’t need after fill run times to aid in cool down, especially for how fast they fill. 

    I can understand how the tuxing types and yong heng types need that after cooling run time as they are high rpm and get so hot really quick, and are dependent on coolant flow to cool the heads. They have no intercooler ducts like the Alkins do. 

    But, hey, they are costly pieces of equipment, and if they make you sleep better to let it do a cool down, to each their own, right? Me blowing a fan directly on it for a half hour after shut down is no different.

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    Heres my set up. At start up all valves are shut, at both compressor and fill tank. When pressure equalizes I open up the fill tanks valve, and within those few minutes of filling I try to get two moisture bleeds at both filter tower and oil canister. 

     

    When fill tank tank is full I shut off both the fill tanks valve and that stainless lever on the fill hose. Disconnect from tank then do one more moisture bleed, then that brass round knob bleeds the entire system of air. 

     

    This is the method shown to me by whom I bought this compressor from.

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    Has anyone tried NSA’s version of the pin probe? Have not seen any discussion on their model yet. UAG carries it.

     

     

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    GS- go and have a frothy beer to celebrate your efforts! 👍👊👌

     

    And yes, for sure stay away from that Ernest Rowe extension as it’ll give you another hike in power and allow you to run even at a lower reg pressure, and start the tuning all over again! 

     But you should stick with your plan of keeping the gun compact! Don’t listen to any of this! Bigragu just shut up!

    (just thought I’d plant a seed, to keep you wondering at nights, ha ha! Remember, curiosity killed the cat!)

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    If you were the one person who actually decided you wanted/needed only one gun to do it all, pcp wise, then the 35 impact along with say a 22 and 25 barrel kits would be all you needed. There would be no need to buy another gun.

    Use the 25 and 35 for hunting duties, while the 22 can be the target shooting gun for both short range(pellets) and long range(slugs). 

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    Great, You know I need one of those for my Bully. I have contacted them.

     

    Youre going to truly like that addition. Just you wait and see how it just reinforces that barrel shroud.

     

    I wish I had access to a lot of guns, as just looking at certain ones I can tell they’d benefit from a clamp such as this. I’d measure each one and have them made so all can benefit with a sturdier barrel support. One for sure that needs it is that FX Boss and the Crown. Really long barrels just dangling out there. With a moderator on it the gap between the bottle and barrel from the rear to the front just tapers, due to droop.

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    Cycletech

    Isn't this the hard Truth!

    I buy 90% of my stuff from AOA. Hope they aren't doing Shady bussiness practices.

    Whats really got me worried is now we are going to see "Made in CHINA" guns starting to hit the market to try to compete with the astablished PCP brands. That "I WANT IT NOW" BS of lower cost CHINA crap is going to Cancer the PCP market now. Like everything else!

    Not just the pcp’s. Everytime you go to harbor freight, target, almost everywhere.

    start pulling out some of your kitchen appliances like blenders, toasters, etc. 

    Heres something to stew on- with how the generation of kids are today, not wanting to do any physical, get your hands dirty, type of work, whose going to build our structures, and the parts for these structures in the future? Bridges, high rises, schools, etc. 

    On one job, UC Davis, CA, that university demanded that everything we install had to be made in the USA. Trying to source plumbing and electrical fittings made in the USA was not an easy task.

    Anyway, I’m stepping off of my soap box, sorry to derail the tread.

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    Good write up, JamesD. Sometimes we have to do what’s best. I for one wish I could take back some years so if given those years over I would’ve chosen to hang with my son more rather than work all those hours, at work climbing the career ladder, and on my house remodeling every spare minute I had.

    i remember at my sons 8th grade graduation a techy parent handed all the parents a dvd with photos of all the events from kindergarten to 8th grade.

    field trips, social gatherings, ice cream parties, all that stuff. 

    I saw all the pics of the class trips to Yosemite, to Disneyland, etc, etc. while looking at all these pics I saw every parent that belonged to my sons classmates in those pics. There was one missing, guess who?

    we should start a new tread on the other topics forum, called most hated song ever, and for me it’s “Cats in the Cradle”.

    Youre doing a good thing, JamesD. I can almost say a lot of parents would envy you for what you’re able to do. The Airguns will be there along with all of us later on. Your kids won’t, meaning after a certain age Daddy JamesD is not cool enough for them to hang with, know what I mean?

    Be good, brother

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