TJ3 SLO-FLO valve on my Great White tank



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TJ3 SLO-FLO valve on my Great White tank
« on: April 16, 2017, 09:29:01 AM »
Hi Joe,

I had my nice new Great White tank filled the other day for the first time. I decided to compare the accuracy of the extra gauge you installed that always shows remaining check tank pressure to the larger gauge. I hooked my fill hose up and put my deadhead in the other end and sure enugh they were exactly the same. That little gauge is nice!

Anyway, when I slowly cracked the tank valve open I noticed the pressure jumped up pretty fast. I was expecting it to be slow because this is some kind of slow flow valve, right? Can you help me understand what I should expect from this SLO-FLO valve?

Everything on the tank seems really nice  ;)
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Re: TJ3 SLO-FLO valve on my Great White tank
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2017, 09:53:50 AM »
It will slow down the more you use it.
In fact, it gets slower every time you use it.
In my experience.
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Re: TJ3 SLO-FLO valve on my Great White tank
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2017, 09:21:25 AM »
It will slow down the more you use it.
In fact, it gets slower every time you use it.
In my experience.
The valve is mechanically one-way restricted.  It will only slow down if you are using contaminated air, that is slowly causing a clog in the restrictor.

I can show to you how to easily clean that if you call.
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Re: TJ3 SLO-FLO valve on my Great White tank
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2017, 09:34:20 AM »
Hi Joe,

I had my nice new Great White tank filled the other day for the first time. I decided to compare the accuracy of the extra gauge you installed that always shows remaining check tank pressure to the larger gauge. I hooked my fill hose up and put my deadhead in the other end and sure enugh they were exactly the same. That little gauge is nice!

Anyway, when I slowly cracked the tank valve open I noticed the pressure jumped up pretty fast. I was expecting it to be slow because this is some kind of slow flow valve, right? Can you help me understand what I should expect from this SLO-FLO valve?

Everything on the tank seems really nice  ;)
Thanks for liking our tanks so mucy. I always appreciate making someone happy (don't we all?)

When you ope the valve the pressure is initially pressurizing only the very small volume of air in the hose and the pressure jumps quickly. If you watch and listen closely, you might hear a click, as the one-way check valve in your PCPC airgun clicks open. At that point, now the much larger volume of the Rifle is being filled, and the need will move more slowly.

We try to adjust the speed of the Slo-Flo to make everyone happy. But, like the thermostat, some like it where it is, some what it more, some want it less hot. Same with the speed of the slo-flo- Fortunately adjusting the speed of the slow flow is easy. Either you can do it, or I can. 
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I can either walk you through how to slow down the valve, or I can do it at no charge.
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Re: TJ3 SLO-FLO valve on my Great White tank
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2017, 09:07:55 PM »
Thanks Joe. Let me try another couple fills and see how it does with the added capacity of the airgun cylinder. I follow your point about that.
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