Spyder Forums  

Go Back   Spyder Forums > Shop Talk - Reviews - Polls > Shop Talk > Air Systems
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-09-2006, 01:49 PM
sp5080 sp5080 is offline
New Guy
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 3
Default anti-siphon

How can I tell without taking the valve off of my co2 tank if it has an anti-siphon tube or not? It has a paintmark on the tank and the valve also if that indicates anything.

Thanks
Jeremy
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-09-2006, 02:00 PM
vikingshadow's Avatar
vikingshadow vikingshadow is offline
Ah-roo! Ah-roo! Ah-roo!
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Where my stuff is. Duh!
Posts: 6,950
Default Re: anti-siphon

I don't think you can. There was no indication on my tank other than the mark to show it was anti-syphoned.
__________________
Pressing on
Never argue with an idiot; they'll drag you down to their level and beat you with experience." ~ Anonymous
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-09-2006, 02:07 PM
sp5080 sp5080 is offline
New Guy
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 3
Default Re: anti-siphon

So if it has the paintmark on it does that mean i need to keep the mark up and it won't pickup liquid co2?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-09-2006, 03:22 PM
vikingshadow's Avatar
vikingshadow vikingshadow is offline
Ah-roo! Ah-roo! Ah-roo!
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Where my stuff is. Duh!
Posts: 6,950
Default Re: anti-siphon

If your tank has an anti-syphon in it, then NORMALLY, the mark would indicate "This Side Up." However, if it was installed incorrectly or the joker that painted it meant, "This Side Down," then that's a problem.

I would just drain the tank, then remove the valve and check. That way, you can mark the tank correctly to fit your gun - ie, screwing the tank all the way into your asa. Doesn't take much, you might have to melt the loctite, but it's not that tough to do.
__________________
Pressing on
Never argue with an idiot; they'll drag you down to their level and beat you with experience." ~ Anonymous
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-10-2006, 02:19 AM
OtterSC's Avatar
OtterSC OtterSC is offline
Not dead yet!
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Cyberspace far away
Posts: 685
Default Re: anti-siphon

each shop does it differently. the mark either means up or down.

i assume that the lines are matched from the valve to the tank. if not, then it may not be an antisiphon tank.

one way that you could test is to install the tank with the mark up and then down. if either of these positions shows an excess of CO2, then that is where the siphon is pointing down.
__________________
Markers: VS, Phantom, AutoCocker, PGP, AMG
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-13-2006, 01:37 PM
SparkyGT's Avatar
SparkyGT SparkyGT is offline
Timmy Collector
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Alberta Canada
Posts: 409
Default Re: anti-siphon

hook up an asa on/off hold the bottle level and crack it quickly, ya can tell by the amount of "snow", if you turn it 180 degreees and it doesnt do the same when cracked quickly. if the tube is down it will pull liquid co2 out
__________________
WTB -MR1 Gripframes, PM me with details, thanks !

Pics of my Stuff- Aprill 2011 !

Feedback +11/-0
OFCM#9
Online M-F / Weekend Gone
Paypal
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:55 AM.