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Old 06-18-2014, 09:22 PM #1
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Exclamation co2 questions.

So I recently started paintball and iv noticed that one game can run you up to like $100 in just co2 and paintballs.
I know scheels will refill 20 once to 3000 psi for only 3 or 4 bucks, but the scheels is like 2 or 3 hours away. I want to know if there any unusual places that would sell co2 fairly cheap, unlike game masters which charges 25 dollers for 1 fill.
Also, are there any other things that work, like welders co2 or beverage co2.
Thanks for your help.
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Old 06-18-2014, 09:43 PM #2
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Scheels should not be filling a CO2 tank with compressed air...

Why not invest in a cheap hpa tank..
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Old 06-18-2014, 10:09 PM #3
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Scheels should not be filling a CO2 tank with compressed air...

Why not invest in a cheap hpa tank..
Well first off, im pretty sure but not positive that they're filling it with co2.
And secondly, I dont know what hpa is or how much it is. Could someone help me out?
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Old 06-19-2014, 11:27 AM #4
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HPA is just high pressure compressed air. Its the same thing as a scuba tank air. There are several benefits to HPA over CO2 however the biggest benefit is that HPA is not a cold liquid like CO2. With Compressed air you are also able to change the input pressure of most tanks instead of one set pressure like co2 which is around 850psi.
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CO2 is weighed on a scale as it's filled to the specified ounces of the tank and not based on a PSI. This is probably why people are telling you the store shouldn't be filling co2 tanks with high pressure air.
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Old 06-19-2014, 04:42 PM #6
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Is it expensive?
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Is it expensive?
HPA tanks are relatively cheap, and Mich cheaper to get filed. Provided your local field/shop does.


Do a little research, find something in your budget.
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Most fields compressed air is free however some places are $3 for a fill
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I dont live near any fields, but we have thousends of forrests, so theres no need for a field, but
How big does your commpressed air tank have to be? And what chain buisnesses normally refill hpa?
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I dont live near any fields, but we have thousends of forrests, so theres no need for a field, but How big does your commpressed air tank have to be? And what chain buisnesses normally refill hpa?
GPS tanks come in all divergent sizes 45ci up to 92ci any size will work but may be hard to get filled if there isn't a field around
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Old 06-21-2014, 02:26 PM #11
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Welding supply stores can fill CO2 if they have the adapter. Unless you have some specific need for super pure CO2 it's all the same stuff.

High pressure air is a little different, but whether you are in Cape Cod or in Florida (kind of a confusing location in profile) you should also be able to find places that fill HPA. Dive shops will be able to fill, though maybe not all the way up to 4500psi on the higher pressure tanks.
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Old 06-23-2014, 07:53 PM #12
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The best thing to do is buy a hpa air tank
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