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Old 10-25-2001, 04:58 PM #1
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Question 4500 psi question

i'll probably sound like the biggest newbie for asking this but i will anyways,

if you have a 4500 psi tank, can you fill it from a 3000 psi scuba tank, or will it screw up your tank?
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Old 10-25-2001, 05:13 PM #2
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Sure. You just won't be able to fill it to 4500psi (duh) and make sure you have a fill station. (double duh)

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Old 10-25-2001, 07:08 PM #3
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oh good, i was told that unless the scuba tank was 4500 psi you couldn't fill you tank, unless you wanted to royaly screw it up

and trixer, what r these fill stations you speak of, i thought you just poured the air in with a funnel.
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Look you deush bag (sp?) you can't use a funnel b/c it would spill the air all over and as we all know air is messy and a biohazard when not cleaned up properly. What you need is a long rubber hose... hang the scuba tank upside down and attach the hoses to both tanks. Remember you have to shake your paintball tank if you want to fill it with air...so start shaking...then turn on your scuba tank. Also remember to use plenty of duct tape to secure the rubber hose. We wouldn't want it falling off before it has a chance to blow up Hehehe...or you could get one of those wimpy fill stations!

Hahaha..yeah but you'll have no prob filling from a 3k tank...you will only get 3k fills though...as you already know...but it wont hurt anything!
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The air is exactly the same for the 3000 or 4500. The only difference is the amount of compression. You will get more shots out of a 4500 fill than a 3000 fill. Hope this helps...
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Old 10-27-2001, 06:56 PM #6
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seriously, whoever told you that is an idiot, if 3000 PSI hurtts the tank, and you fill it to 4500, eventually its gonna hit 3000 psi....

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Old 10-27-2001, 08:31 PM #7
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Anyone here actually ever used a scuba tank? My friend had a big one full of co2 (I'm not sure it was a scuba tank, but it was a huge tank) and we used that a lot. Where can I find these "scuba tanks"?
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At any scuba shop

I got my 80 cubic feet alumninum tank at Sport Chalet for about $100 bucks. Fills are about $2.00 if you have a PADI or other dive certification. The fill stations run from $40 to $65. Therefore, if you play more than 14 times in one year and the fills cost $10 for all day CA, it's better to get your own scuba tank and fill. However, you just won't be able to get more than 3000psi unless you buy a high pressure steel tank but that costs even more money. Also, since you are getting filled from a scuba tank, your fills will slowly decrease in psi.

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Old 10-29-2001, 06:48 AM #9
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you can find the 25lb Co2 canisters at the same shops as the larger bulk tanks (usualy welding/gas supply stores). ive seen guys try to use the ones from a soda fountain but since they dont have a siphon tube they dont fill very well unless inverted.

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