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Old 01-26-2013, 07:32 PM #1
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Question Filling hpa tanks by myself. Need help!!!

So I have an air compressor and a hpa tank. What other things do I need to buy so I can fill my tank by myself?
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:48 PM #2
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A standard air compressor doesn't fill to 4500 psi, and not even 3000 psi. A compressor that is capable of that is multiple thousands of dollars. If you are looking to fill your tanks at home, your best bet is to get a scuba tank and have it filled at your local scuba shop. You will also need an adapter to fill the tank from your scuba tank. Those can be found on ebay for under 30 dollars.
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Originally Posted by ej10 View Post
So I have an air compressor and a hpa tank. What other things do I need to buy so I can fill my tank by myself?
It doesn't work like that a stander compressor you can bay at homedepo has a psi for about 150 a steelly tank holds 3000 psi and a carbon fiber tank holds 4500 so I guess you could figure some way to get like 2 or 3 shots but it wouldn't really work
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:29 PM #4
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bulk nitro tank,booster pump,compressor ... that was our setup

... bulk tank will fill to about 2k (depends on cylinder you get)
compressor drives booster pump to 4.5k
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:22 PM #5
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Yeah my dad has one. Gets to 150. Lol 4500 compressors are $10,000
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Regular air compressors also dispense moist air.

You could buy one that can fill 4000 psi for example but the air would be contaminated with dust, moisture and sometimes oil.

That's why proper air cylinder fill stations cost so much is because it dispenses dry air.

Edit: I do scuba dive(sport) so I own multiple tanks and I use my one scuba tank to fill my out of hydro'd tank at home (people are gonna flip on me for that one)
I bought the said adapter mentioned above for $16(with shipping) on ebay. Very good deal I suggest you do that when you wanna shoot at home.

Scuba tanks are also $10 to fill at my scuba store.
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