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Old 06-25-2002, 03:14 PM #1
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losing too much co2

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whenever i unscrew my co2 tank from my bottomline on my Sniper II, i lose a LOT of co2... more than i have on any other ASA. its bad enough that i can blow an o-ring in just one unscrewing... Is there anything i can do to solve this? also, on the valve of my tank there is a hexagonal brass metal piece with "3000" on it and a hole going from side to side... is this an on/off? thanks for your help
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Old 06-25-2002, 03:39 PM #2
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Try this method instead:

1. Make sure there are no more paintballs in the gun.
2. Slowly start to unscrew the tank.
3. As soon as co2 starts to leak out, keep pulling the trigger on the gun while continuing to twist the tank off.
4. When the gun is no longer able to fire, just take the tank off.

With the way you were doing it, you're letting co2 escape and the pressure left in the line is killing your orings.

As for the hexagonal looking thing, that is your burst disk. Do not fiddle around with it! That's a safety device if you're tank is overfilled or the pressure just increases due to heat. Instead of the tank blowing up, the excess co2 will vent out of that piece.
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Old 06-25-2002, 05:57 PM #3
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thanks! i'll try that next time
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Old 06-26-2002, 11:32 AM #4
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If it only happens with a particular ASA it possible that the depression tab in the ASA is too long. If you got the guts you can take it down a bit with a dremel or something. The pin on the valve should be level end of the valve (hehe, sorry, confusing). If it sticks out too much, I'd grind the pin down first.

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