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abr5

macrolines

so, im gettting a dropfoawrd, and hpa, so i wanted to get macrolines, only i know nothing about them. will all of them work with my hpa tank (high pressure) and how easy is it to put them in?
cdacda13

Yes, they will work with HPA.

Very easy to install. On the fittings use teflon tape.
On the lines, always cut them straight.
tarallo

Yeah, very easy.

1. Put the fittings on (teflon/loctite, don't forget).
2. Cut the macro straight at the ends.
3. Put it in.
4.
5. Profit
Glassjaw

Step one: Stock pile underwear
Step two:
Step three: Profit



Or something like that....ahhh southpark.
abr5

ok, more troubles with these macrolines.

so. do i need to put the blue locktite on the threads of the fittings where the macolines go into?
also, the steel braided line is stuck in the place where it goes (dunno wat it is called)
any suggestions on how to get it out?
Roll Tide

First, don't use Loctite, use teflon tape.

Second, you can put whatever the line is stuck into a vice, and then use a wrench to turn the steel hose.
abr5

teflon tape? locktite sounds so much easier... does it really matter?

edit: also, do i need the locktite, or the teflon tape on the threads of the macroline adapters?
HS

abr5 wrote:
teflon tape? locktite sounds so much easier... does it really matter?

As Enos once said, Loctite is not meant to seal, Teflon tape is. You want a seal at the threads, not for them to be glued together.
abr5

but wait, where the hose goes into the fittings, don't i need to put something one that too??

i am hopeless, maybe i should jsut throw my gun away, or donate it to someone...
HS

abr5 wrote:
but wait, where the hose goes into the fittings, don't i need to put something one that too??

i am hopeless, maybe i should jsut throw my gun away, or donate it to someone...

No, just stick the hose in and go.
abr5

yea, i jsut realized i have the screen name of a person hu works at a paintrball proshop...
dur, i could've put the macrolines on a week ago
dur
tarallo

abr5 wrote:
teflon tape? locktite sounds so much easier... does it really matter?

edit: also, do i need the locktite, or the teflon tape on the threads of the macroline adapters?
Locktite > teflon. Pieces of the teflon can come off and go into your gun and mess it up.

Just the threads of the fittings. Just stick the macro in the fitting, pull on it to tighten and you're good to go.
Roll Tide

tarallo wrote:
abr5 wrote:
teflon tape? locktite sounds so much easier... does it really matter?

edit: also, do i need the locktite, or the teflon tape on the threads of the macroline adapters?
Locktite > teflon. Pieces of the teflon can come off and go into your gun and mess it up.

Just the threads of the fittings. Just stick the macro in the fitting, pull on it to tighten and you're good to go.


Loctite is a pain in the ass to take off. Just be careful with the teflon tape.
tarallo

Not really. Steps time again....

1. Light a candle/ get a lighter
2. Make flame
3. Hold fitting over flame so the locktite melts
4. Remove fitting from whatever
5. Clean threads
6.
7. Profit
g36 monkey

is there really any advantage to having macro lines, im just gonna stick with steel but can some1 tell me the advantages.
abr5

so, i tried to take the steel braided hose out of the thing that is goes it.
i was apble to turn it a few times, but it wouldn't go out very far. here are some pics







i managed to scratch it up pretty well though. anyone know a trick to doing this?
tigman250

hold it in a bench vise(being careful of the threads) with the hose facing up, put a 7/16" wrench on the hose and turn counter clockwise. it appears that you might of tightened it because you can no longer see threads. also it's probably loctited, heat the joint with a candle or lighter (be sure to remove all o-rings first) then try to remove it. give that a try let me know how it goes.

EDIT- put a piece of leather (an old belt) on the vise jaws to protect the finish. now that i look at again i think you definatly tightened it. an easy way to rember it is when the fitting is facing you left to loosen and right to tighten, lefty-loosy righty-tighty but the fitting you are turning has to be facing you
TriggerHappy1

I took one of those apart before. I got channel-locks and gripped the grippy part of the adapter and unscrewed the SS with my other hand. Putting the adapter in a vise would work too, but be carefull not to mess up the grippy part of it. Be sure your turning it the right way too.
abr5

i could never see the threads, and i always use the righty tighty thing. i think i am loosening it, but i try again. and i will try the mathc lighter thing,
tigman250

you could never see the threads? Thinking did you buy the gun new or second hand? i've never seen fittings screwed together that tightly Thinking wow
abr5

brand spanking new. it is wierd, cause i am twisting it the right way (i checked) and it jsut twists, and twists. It seems like this steel braided hose has no threads.
do hoses brand new have threads on the ends? cuase if not, then they might've jsut stuck it in with lockite and teflon tape
tigman250

sounds like it's stripped THumb down call tippy they'll hook you up with new stuff. in the meantime DONOT air thoes parts up throw them out.

PS i'm pretty sure they're supposed to be threaded mabey tippmann did something wierd on the A-5 check your parts blow up it should tell you.
TriggerHappy1

By the picture (cant look at the big ones) it looks like you were just trying to turn the totaly flat part (no ridges for wrench). If you were its either just slipping, or swiveling because most SS does that. Doesnt even look like you can take it out, doesnt look like there any "ridges" for a wrench.
abr5

yea, i saw the newer manual for the gun, and it shows normal hoses. then on mine manual, it is different and dumb. hmm...
i will order a whole new tompbstone adapter, but my warranty might be up, and i'm supposed to play this weekend...

EDIT: i figured out wat they did. there is supposed to be the hex thing on the end of the hose, and they didn't put that on, and just stuck the end of the hose into where it goes into the gun.

EDIT EDIT:
TriggerHappy1 wrote:
By the picture (cant look at the big ones) it looks like you were just trying to turn the totaly flat part (no ridges for wrench). If you were its either just slipping, or swiveling because most SS does that. Doesnt even look like you can take it out, doesnt look like there any "ridges" for a wrench.


i used pliers to grip and, and i can turn it jsut using my awsome strength...
tigman250

TriggerHappy1 wrote:
By the picture (cant look at the big ones) it looks like you were just trying to turn the totaly flat part (no ridges for wrench). If you were its either just slipping, or swiveling because most SS does that. Doesnt even look like you can take it out, doesnt look like there any "ridges" for a wrench.


wow i completly overlooked that!! \slaps forehead

so you got it off?
abr5

no...
not yet. i am gonna try an flame it, and pull it out. that might work better, melt the locktite or w/e.

tippmann is a dump company for doing the wierd thing THumb down

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