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paintmaster
01-13-2006, 08:37 AM
Ok i want to buy macro line form a guy on PBnation. But i ahve no idea what im doind please somone explain. Ok my Q. what are the macro line fittings he saisy he has 90* swivvels and he ahs striaght fittings what are these and how do i know if they fit the stock x chamber on my imagine. i knwo what macro is but can i just put an end of the macro into one of the fittings or how do i do it please somone explain in full deatail. Here is the guy that is selling them.

http://www.pbnation.com/showthread.php?t=1142524&highlight=macro+line

WhatThaSmurf
01-13-2006, 01:11 PM
i'm guessing you still have the stock asa on there too? you need 2 metric thread straight fittings, one for the gas-thru foregrip, the other for your asa. make sure they are metric threaded, not standard/american, or they won't fit on your gun

paintmaster
01-13-2006, 01:58 PM
ok what is the difference between metric and standard fitting.

bigred76
01-13-2006, 02:03 PM
They're different threadings.

WhatThaSmurf
01-13-2006, 02:06 PM
the diameters and the threads are different measurements. for standard, the diameter is in fractions of an inch and the thread count is in threads per inch. for metric, the diameter is in cm and the thread count is in threads per cm. so they won't match up in the thread count, and won't fit

Ares
01-13-2006, 02:22 PM
if the gun is all stock, dont chage the hose. it wont do anything except cost u more money

paintmaster
01-13-2006, 03:44 PM
so the stock gas thru grip is metric so if i get a palmers stabilizer and an assault block then i need standard threading right.

WhatThaSmurf
01-13-2006, 03:53 PM
correct, but since the fitting port is on the side, you might want to get a 90* fitting, preferably swivel

bigred76
01-13-2006, 03:57 PM
Wait, what ASA do you have? If it's stock, then you will need 1 metric fitting for that....

paintmaster
01-13-2006, 04:19 PM
yeah the asa is stock and the x chamber is stock so i need metric fittings for both and do i get straight fittings or 90* fitting and can i cut the macro and how do i connect the macro to he fitting and how do i connect the fitting to the asa and x chamber do i need to tighten it with a wrench.

paintmaster
01-13-2006, 04:20 PM
and what is swivel.

WhatThaSmurf
01-13-2006, 10:43 PM
you need two straight fittings, the macro was made to be cut that's why it is so useful, you push it in until it stops, then pull to lock in place, and swivel is a 90* fitting that, well, swivels so as to face the right direction, and you will need a wrench

paintmaster
01-14-2006, 06:18 AM
k thanks this has helped alot can i cut the macro with a razor blade.

covert24
01-14-2006, 06:25 AM
yea u can just make sur eth ecut is clean and straight

paintmaster
01-14-2006, 11:36 AM
ok cool so i can just put the end of the macro into one of the fittings and it will keep the air in without leaks and once again what is swivel.

WhatThaSmurf
01-14-2006, 12:13 PM
swivel is a swivel 90 fitting. obviously, not all thread will come out with the fitting pointing in the right direction, and a swivel fitting can turn without turning the threaded part and point in the right direction, i'll get some pics to show your, just hang on a few minutes

EDIT here you go
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http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d45/WhatThaSmurf/IMG_0795.jpg
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d45/WhatThaSmurf/IMG_0797.jpg

paintmaster
01-14-2006, 12:48 PM
oh i see thanks guys this helped out allloooottt:D k thanks guys.

akpbplayer100
01-27-2007, 03:07 PM
Will the macroline still work with CO2? I'm not sure.:confused:

Hossy
01-27-2007, 03:14 PM
hey bud, this is an old thread. Its over a year old. But yes it will work, but it will blow because of pressure. Stick with the steel hose if you have CO2