Originally Posted by CockerKid07
I brought my tank to a scuba shop to get it filled. It has always worked fine. It had about 500psi of air left in it. They fill it in the back room and the shop attendant came out with my tank spewing air from the quick disconnect. They are trying to say my tank is old and it is "mechanical failure." Could they have made an error filling it? And how do I go about fixing this? Thanks for your help.
It is likely the shop attendant flash filled your tank and displaced the o-ring seal inside the fill nipple. He may not have been aware that filling a paintball air system should be done at a slower filling rate.
Unscrew the fill nipple from your regulator and inspect the o-ring, if it was "pinched" push the fill nipple insert out from the air entry side with a small Allen wrench tool. You should be able to re-seat the o-ring back into place on the insert.
Place a small amount of lube on the o-ring surface and insert it back into the fill nipple. Apply some teflon tape on to the fill nipple and screw it back into the regulator. It should screw back into the regulator at least 4 full turns. Be careful you do not screw it in too far or it will not open and allow air to go in when you fill your air system.
Let us know if this resolves the problem. If not, we can send you a replacement fill nipple insert with instructions on how to install it properly.