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Question Bent my pipe. Is it knackered?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by resnikov, Dec 22, 2013.

  1. resnikov

    resnikov Busy Member

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    Went to Redbeck to get my air tank filed and on the way home and to do an emergency stop. Loud thud from the boot as the tank moved.
    I got home and looked and the filling pipe has been bent.
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    You can just make out some of the black plastic has come off.
    Is this alright to still use or do I need a new one?
     
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    Looks goosed mate. I would get a new one even if it did fill ok. Hpa is not a nice chap to mess with.
     
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    Never feck with HPA, for the sake of a fiver for a new hose............
     
  4. resnikov

    resnikov Busy Member

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    Cheers chaps kind of what I thought. Looks like I'm going to buy a new pipe tomorrow.
     
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    essex sniper Banned

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    Its knackered
     
  6. cloverleaf

    cloverleaf Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    Probably worth hanging onto as an emergency stop-gap; but yeah, I'd get it replaced.
     
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    I once had a damaged hose blow on me, if i was you i would get a new one it will save a mess in your underpants lol.
     
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    If you don't want this to happen again, ever, buy a HydroTech braided air line, you can tie over 50 knots in it and it won't crack. I expect Redbecks will deal with them as HydroTech also supply (have made to their spec) the Faber air cylinders for airgun use. The difference in the price is negligible- the braided hose might be £4 or £5 more expensive....but it will never break....compare that to saving £5 now and having to fork out for a new hose again in the future.....you can get either a 40cm braided hose, or a 1m one.
     
  9. resnikov

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    Just had a look on redbeck site and they don't mention them. Funny as my bottle is a hydrotech one from redbeck. Will have to give them a call in the morning as I need to get the new hose tomorrow afternoon at the latest. Taking my rifle with me away for Christmas :)
     
  10. darklord

    darklord Can’t beat a tx200 at 30m

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    I use quick releases on mine never leave them on the tanks. saves a lot of red faces and this problem. get all mine from Best fittings. worth getting Definitely!!!!
     
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    Definitely don't use it again mate- not even as a backup, it's not worth the risk :(

    I filled my Career after I'd repaired a leak, this was when it belonged to the last owner, I thought the filler probe looked strange, it turned out that part of it was a Gunpower Stealth fill adapter cobbled to a brass fitment and Career probe, the threads didn't match and were 'glued' together, I couldn't tell this as the glue or threadlock excess had been wiped clean..

    It let go snapping the brass probe in two, the result was lumps of metal flying past my lughole at a fantastic speed! All I could hear for the next three days was BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!!!!

    HPA is extremely dodgy and only gear in 100% good order should be used :up:



    John :)
     
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    and of course if you get a high pressure injection through a failed hose...straight off to hospital

    ditch it and be safe
     
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    When i bought my 7l mde tank from redbeck i upgraded to 1m ultima hose .Excellent value,makes filling that bit easier ,and wont twist or degrade.Cheers
     
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    Meant to update this, got an Ultima hose from redbeck and binned the old whilst I was there.
     

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