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Old 02-17-2012, 03:48 PM #1
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What was that loud pop ?!

I just came inside after shooting a couple hundred balls in the backyard, testing my rig. I took the barrel and hopper off my gun (BT4 ERC) to clean. Sat my waist pack down, which holds my 68/4500, remote line still attached, knob screwed out and no pressure in the line. I turned around and started cleaning my barrel.

*LOUD POP* ... loud enough to make my ears hurt just a little. Much louder than a marker shooting.

My first thought was "great, my tank just blew up". I check it and there's no signs of cracks or anything on the outside. Pressure guage still about 1000 psi, right where it was when i set it down. I removed the remote line, no visual problems.

I checked my other HPA tank that I hadn't used. Gauge psi right where I left it. I have a milk crate full of older CO2 tanks nearby, nothing looks any different.

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Old 02-17-2012, 05:00 PM #2
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It was probably air still left in the gun that was finally able to release, hence the pop you heard.
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Old 02-17-2012, 05:16 PM #3
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It was probably air still left in the gun that was finally able to release, hence the pop you heard.
I'm sure there wasn't any air in the gun though because I shut off the tank and fired the gun to let all of the air pressure out of the remote line before I removed the quick release.
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Old 02-17-2012, 05:21 PM #4
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Anything else under pressure in the vicinity?
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:43 PM #5
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Anything else under pressure in the vicinity?
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:55 PM #6
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:58 PM #7
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Still could have been pressurized air in the gun. Even though you shot it until it didn't recock there could have been some amount of pressure in the gun just not enough to recock the bolt.
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:57 PM #8
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Ok... I gassed it up, worked fine... disassembled it. I didn't find any busted O-rings. I found some yellow goop around the barrel adapter that I guess could be alien evidence, but it was probably just paint.

I'm not as experienced as you guys but I don't see how it could be holding any pressure anywhere if the gas system was open.
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:00 PM #9
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Burst disk on co2 tank, get a new one.

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Old 02-19-2012, 01:28 AM #10
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When you run a gun out of air, but do not disconnect the tank or in your case the remote, you don't necessarily run it to zero pressure, just low enough that the gun won't recock. The pop could have been the valve opening slightly from the hammer spring holding the hammer against the valve pin. It could also have been from some air trapped between the hammer and valve that slowly pushed the hammer back enough to find a way out. Josteling the gun, even putting it down, could have been enough of an impact that it caused the hammer or valve to slowly move a little and release the pressure with a pop.
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:34 AM #11
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It was probably just trapped air as others have said. Keep in mind that with the barrel and hopper off, markers are rediculously louder.
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:40 AM #12
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What they said.

I use a remote on my mini and after unhooking everything, there's still SOME pressure in the marker. Luckily, the mini has a pressure release and just make a little psssh when it depressures itself.
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Old 02-24-2012, 05:44 AM #13
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I also agree, it was prob air let in the marker and finally found its way out. Make sure you completely de gas your guns after you are done using them.
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