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Old 02-25-2003, 01:59 AM #1
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Question Removing your CO2 tank

Is it better to slowly unscrew your gunand let the gas slowly escape or is it better to kind of shoot and unscrew the tank?
Im assuming of course that an on/off valve is the best solution.
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Old 02-25-2003, 09:20 AM #2
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unscrew your tank a few turns to undepress the valve pin, before the gas starts to escape shoot it until there is no more pressure in the gun. This will save on wear and tear of the orings. This is of course unless your asa has a small bleed hole in it. The it's best to let it bleed out the hole.

I always fire the gun after I remove the tank anyway to make sure it is empty. some guns can hold enough gas to allow a few shots after the tank is removed.


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Old 02-25-2003, 10:22 AM #3
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I'm guessing leaving CO2 in a tank for a couple weeks is really bad?
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Old 02-25-2003, 11:21 AM #4
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nope you can store co2 in a tank in a cool place for a long time. A full tank in a hot place could burst a rupture disk.
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Old 02-25-2003, 03:27 PM #5
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This being the newbie section, I would suggest against firing while unscrewing your tank.

Its a bad habit to get into, but if you must, MAKE SURE YOUR BARREL SLEEVE IS ON (not a barrel plug).

If your chopping orings while you unscrew, its usually because your unscrewing the tank while its pointed down.
This is usually the wrong way to do it with 'normal' co2 tanks. When you do it, liquid co2 comes out of the tank and freezes the oring, causing it so slice.

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Old 02-25-2003, 03:34 PM #6
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I agree frozen o-rings tend to tear more readily than non frozen But it is also the pressure the o-ring is under while you unscrew it against the threads that is causing damage.
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Thanks for the info.
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Old 02-25-2003, 04:15 PM #8
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I also im new and need help!

Hey,

When I'm taking off my 20oz co2.. lol my first time.. all the co2 rushed out in a high pressured shot! (damn its cold) anyways.. i was wondering how many turns.. when im taking it off should be enough then.. shoot the air out?? thanks
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