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Old October 22nd, 2012, 06:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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[Fenix] CO2 leak out of regulator?

I was playing woodsball last week with my Spyder Fenix and the gun started leaking CO2 out of a tiny hole in the regulator. I got home, took apart the regulator, spotted the problem. A very broken O ring, totally snapped in half in the way of everything. I took that out, put my spare O ring in where I thought it belonged and I put the gun back together and it still shot out CO2. I don't know where I'm wrong? I was pretty sure I put it in the right place. Anyone else had this happen to them?
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Old October 26th, 2012, 06:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Your problem is the CO2. What is the weather like where you are? If it's too cold the CO2 won't convert to a gas and is probably freezing your o rings. Best thing is to get HPA.
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Old October 26th, 2012, 11:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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get some more o-rings. rebuild your reg. see if that helps. o-rings can look fine but still not be functional
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Old October 27th, 2012, 09:47 AM   #4 (permalink)
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fall weather.. around 50-60 degrees whenever we play. this has never happened to me before though
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Old October 27th, 2012, 03:29 PM   #5 (permalink)
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yea that's not quite cold enough to effect anything.
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Old October 27th, 2012, 05:25 PM   #6 (permalink)
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just curious, but does this happen to a lot of spyders? i bought the fenix because i had the mr1 and it worked great but me and my friends wanted to play some speedball with our church and we bought electrical guns. i think spyder is a good brand.. what do you guys think of spyder? maybe i just got a weird copy
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Old October 28th, 2012, 04:48 AM   #7 (permalink)
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yes, leaking out that hole int he reaguator seems to have been a common issue. I'm really not certain what the fix was. We had a lot of ppeople reporting it for a few years, but none of them ever seemed to tell us how they got it fixed.
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Old October 28th, 2012, 11:40 AM   #8 (permalink)
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the fix is an AS tube, basically we started seeing these as soon as spyder stopped using the 15 degree down turn on the ASAs so what is happening is liquid co2 is able to come straight into the regulator. combine no downturned ASA with a marker that is capable of higher ROFs and you can see the issue. everyone that has had an AS tube installed in their tank has (to my knowlege) never had the problem come back not to mention you get all the advantages of the AS tube as well.
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Old October 28th, 2012, 03:51 PM   #9 (permalink)
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so all i need is an AS tube? what is that?
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Old October 28th, 2012, 05:48 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Anti-Siphon tube. essentually it is a tube that is installed in the tank and bends up so that only co2 gas can come into the marker and not co2 liquid

you must have your local shop install these (typically $30) do not try to install them on your own as the 3 deaths in our sport all came from when someone tried to install these themselves and messed it up
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Old October 28th, 2012, 06:14 PM   #11 (permalink)
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i don't have any local shops..
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Old October 28th, 2012, 09:23 PM   #12 (permalink)
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any air shop or diving shop should be able to do it. You can do it yourself if you have the right tools, and some common sense.
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Old October 29th, 2012, 08:24 AM   #13 (permalink)
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i live in the boonies hahaha. but why am i having this problem? i've used this gun a couple times before anything like this happened. the only fix is AS tube?
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