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Old 09-21-2012, 05:01 PM #1
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Anyone know what this beast of a tank is?

Hey Folks,

I inherited a HPA paintball tank from my brother (who bought it from someone), but I'm not sure what this beast is. I'm thinking of sending it in for hydro testing but would like some more info on it first. It is clear the manufacture is "Structural Composites Industries" and it is 3000psi. I'm pretty sure it may not even be a "paint ball" tank. Other then that I cant find a model number or size. I have included a link to pictures. If any of you with your expert eyes and google skills have any advice I would appreciate it.

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http://s1241.photobucket.com/albums/gg501/CudSmacked/

Thanks for your help guys!
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Old 09-21-2012, 05:08 PM #2
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I can tell you one thing. It's Expired APril 2011. No more hydro available in the tank. Most tanks today have a 15 year lifespan
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Old 09-21-2012, 05:27 PM #3
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I can tell you one thing. It's Expired APril 2011. No more hydro available in the tank. Most tanks today have a 15 year lifespan
Thanks for the reply bronze. So this guy expired April 2011 and is no longer eligible for hydro testing? Just for my personal knowledge can you tell me were you found 2011 so I don't have to waste your time in the future?

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Old 09-21-2012, 05:48 PM #4
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This picture here shows the original date of production or start of Hydro life. So 4-96. April 1996.
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:37 PM #5
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Its 16 years old. Tanks permanetly expire after 15 years. Its a paper weight now.
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Old 09-21-2012, 08:51 PM #6
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Time to break out the 1/8 drill and start making holes.
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:14 PM #7
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No no no, tabris. More creative ideas are to come. Can fill it with concrete and get a boat anchor; Be very effective with that size. Make it into a lamp, or decorative lawn art. A time portal for future generations, that's my person favorite.
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:28 PM #8
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Looks the same as my 114/3000
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Old 09-22-2012, 11:57 AM #9
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Yeah, probably a 114/3000, or maybe as large as a 122/3000. No reg on it? Something else, you can cut it in half. See how thick the aluminum core is, and how thick the carbon fiber or fiberglass wrap is. Then use either or both as oversized ash trays.
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:32 PM #10
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You would want to seal up the fibers again though. You don't want loose carbon or glass fiber floating around and inhaling it.
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Old 09-23-2012, 03:17 AM #11
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lol that tank is done.
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:14 AM #12
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LOL alright alright I get it, the tank is done. Thanks for your help guys. Ill be sure to post on PbNation the next time I have questions.

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Old 09-25-2012, 10:23 AM #13
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No problem. Glad it's answered and we can save you some cash.
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