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Old 07-31-2011, 01:51 AM   #1
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Default Convert Gorgon water reservoir into additional pressure tank?

I'm going to convert my Gorgon to draw water directly from a backpack tank. My original plan was to connect the backpack line directly to the pump's inlet, so that I could remove the reservoir tank from the gun altogether and save weight.

Then I thought, why don't I leave the reservoir on, but connect it to the existing pressure tank line, so that I could have a HUGE pressure reserve! I guess the only question is if the reservoir is strong enough to contain pressure, but it seems just as sturdy as any other pressure tank I've seen on a SS style gun. I would just have to plug the air vent on its cap and probably glue the cap on.

What do you think?

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Old 07-31-2011, 01:59 AM   #2
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Default Re: Convert Gorgon water reservoir into additional pressure tank?

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Air pressure tends to work better with less volume. You will have to pre-pump and pump a lot to get anysort of range. I'm thinking at least 50 of air plus 50-100 of water. I it worth it to need 100 pumps to useable pressure?
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Old 07-31-2011, 02:32 AM   #3
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Default Re: Convert Gorgon water reservoir into additional pressure tank?

Makes sense.

Maybe what I should ask then is, what is the practical upper limit in volume, for the type of pressure tanks that come stock on the Gorgon?
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Old 07-31-2011, 07:42 AM   #4
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Default Re: Convert Gorgon water reservoir into additional pressure tank?

About 250 ml, or 1 cup are the stock numbers. Not sure what you are asking, though.
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Old 07-31-2011, 01:37 PM   #5
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Default Re: Convert Gorgon water reservoir into additional pressure tank?

It depends on how long you want to be pumping for. My air-pressure homemade has somewhere between 2-3L of capacity in the pressure chambers, but it takes 80 pumps to pressurize. That's the beauty of air pressure, the bigger a pressure chamber you put in, the more power you get, but the less practical it becomes.
If you're planning on replacing the Gorgon's pressure chambers, I would day the upper limit is around 1.5 or 2L total.
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Old 07-31-2011, 02:05 PM   #6
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Default Re: Convert Gorgon water reservoir into additional pressure tank?

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Then I thought, why don't I leave the reservoir on, but connect it to the existing pressure tank line, so that I could have a HUGE pressure reserve! I guess the only question is if the reservoir is strong enough to contain pressure, but it seems just as sturdy as any other pressure tank I've seen on a SS style gun.

From what i am reading you seem to have the parts confused or don't know how this particular gun works. The reservoir is not at all pressurized because the two chambers at the front are the PC's (pressure chamber). The reservoir only holds water but has a vacuum created whenever you pump that's why they have a valve in the cap.

What I did was i took advantage of this, and added pretty simple backpack. Check my signature.
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Old 07-31-2011, 02:41 PM   #7
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He seems to understand. What he said was- make a backpack reservoir, convert the reservoir to PC, remove PCs. Just scale everything up. It would take too many pumps imo.
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Old 07-31-2011, 04:28 PM   #8
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Default Re: Convert Gorgon water reservoir into additional pressure tank?

Atvan is correct.

I think what I will do is just stick with my plan and keep the stock PCs, and remove the reservoir completely (since I'll have the backpack reservoir). I have some other interesting ideas in mind, so I'll keep you guys posted. Thanks.
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Old 07-31-2011, 05:36 PM   #9
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Good Luck. We want pics!
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