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#1 gunnerguy

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 02:40 PM

ok so my prostock always leaks from the macro, from either one or both of the fittings. i asked the guy at my local shop and he said it was my line, not the fitting that was causing it not to seal. (the old macro was alittle beat up on the one end) so he swapped it out for a new macro, and i noticed he left a lot less "slack" when it ran from fitting to fitting. i was pretty satified, so i drove the hour back to my house and gassed it up to find that it STILL leaks. now i play outlaw ball and can only use co2...he tested it with HPA. is co2 harder to get a seal or something? im not sure whats wrong but im getting really upset. usually i wiggle and squeeze the macroline until it no longer leaks, but with the new, shorter line i can't even do that. is there some sacredtrick i need to know about? why does this keep happening, and how can i stop it? im very confused. thanks

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 02:49 PM

Make sure you have clean, straight cuts. I make sure and always use new razor blades, and cut it a tad long, that way I can trim as needed.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 03:06 PM

try replacing the fittings.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 03:38 PM

He probably just cut it too short. If you can, take off the asa and make sure you press both ends of the macro firmly into each fitting. Then with the macro in the fitting, screw the asa back on. That's what I always do to make sure my macro is sealed all the way.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:46 PM

Why wouldn't the guy have tested it out at the shop?

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:34 PM

its always a good idea to have extra fittings and macro in the gearbag, just in case. It sounds like you either have a leaky fitting, or the macro is too short. or it could be a combination of both. like said above, try taking off the reg or asa and make sure the macroline is pressed firmly into the other fitting

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:57 PM

ok i'll try that... i believe the guy at the shop did test it, but as soon as i gassed it up it leaked. the old macroline that was longer leaked too, but i guess you could attribute that to the one end being alittle torn up. i'll try taking off the asa and get back to you... if it doesnt work ill get new fittings.


took the asa off and tightened it up, and it gassed up fine. i really appreciate the help. now the big question is if it will leak once i gas it up on the field. for whatever reason, i always get it fixed and home and as son as i bust it out the macro starts leaking again. if it starts up again I'll be back! thanks again for the help.

Edited by gunnerguy, 03 April 2012 - 08:21 PM.


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Posted 03 April 2012 - 09:43 PM

Most macro line fittings have replaceable o-rings in them. Instead of chucking a good fitting, try and replace the o-rings. Any good pro-shop should have o-rings that'll fit. 

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 01:44 PM

I found that when I let my markers sit for a extended period of time, that the macro-line doesent expand and seal right. Try putting dow33/55 on the tips of the macro-line and pressurising the marker. If it still leaks a while after pressurising it, replace the macro-line.
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 03:12 PM

Clean cuts are a must. If you still can't get it, maybe it'd be worth going to a braided hose.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 03:54 PM

how expensive are those? it still leaks alittle, but after a few seconds it seals up. sometimes i catch it leaking though

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 04:04 PM

I don't know off the top of my head... maybe $8 and it has fittings already on it.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:00 PM

Steel hose is better for CO2. It won't leak either.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 12:57 AM

steel hose is pretty reliable the only downside is if you need to take the reg apart to adjust it or switch asa's alot it can be a pain and some asa's cannot use steel braided such as the BL asa's

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 08:27 AM

well i thinks its a WPG asa..... and i assume steel braid doesnt affect HPA? if/when i switch over. (hopefully next year in college because ill be around a legitimate field)

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 12:21 PM

steel braid is the same as macro just inside the steel line it works fine for HPA and CO2

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 06:51 PM

Are you leaking from where the line enters the fitting or between the fitting and your ASA/reg?

Edited by tonelar, 23 April 2012 - 02:19 AM.





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