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Old 09-14-2014, 06:26 PM #1
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Would it be worth it to buy a scuba tank?

so that i can refill my HPA tank?
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Old 09-14-2014, 06:46 PM #2
Why not?
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Well you can always just go to your local field and fill your tanks before you head out for the day. Scuba tanks are a good investment but not really worth it in my opinion for the average joe.
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Originally Posted by deadturtl3 View Post
so that i can refill my HPA tank?
If you play primarily on a private field then maybe, but if you're going to fields to play I don't see why you need it. There's usually air there and many fields offer it as part of the admission (granted some hike their paint prices when that's the case). Little cumbersome to lug around with you too though...
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If you go to an organized field, most of them won't let you use a scuba tank because a) they want you to use their air and b) liability of someone possibly using a tank that is currently out of certification.

If you just go and play with friends in the woods and such, they are handy to have so you can always get some extra air. Just be aware that most scuba tanks that paintballers by are aluminum 80 cubic ft tanks, which are only pressurized to 3000 psi, so they can only fill your tank that much. You also would need the fill adapter to fill your pb tank. Lastly, like paintball tanks, scuba tanks need to be visually inspected and hydro tested. The hydro test last 5 years. The visual lasts only one year and is certified by a sticker with the month and year of the visual. You will need to have both of these current to get the scuba tank filled at a store. Most paintball stores do not fill scuba tanks, so you will most likely need to find either a scuba shop or a sporting goods store that has a scuba department to fill it. Some scuba shops, however, will only fill tanks for certified divers, not for paintball.

One last note, if you look around for used scuba tanks, be sure that any aluminum tanks you are thinking about getting have a made date with a year of 1989 or newer.

Pm me if you have any specific questions on regards to the specifics of scuba tanks.
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