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Old 04-25-2013, 06:10 PM #1
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im a little concerned

I havnt played since 2005 i just realized that my 4500 psi hpa tank still has 3k still in it. its been sitting there with 3k psi for 8 yrs, no leaks no damage to the fiber wrapping. just wondering should i put it on my gun and fire all the air out or take it to a air shop and have them relieve the pressure?
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Old 04-27-2013, 12:13 AM #2
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I don't see why it would be bad. Just cycle all the air through then remove it. That's what I would do
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:09 AM #3
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Old 05-22-2013, 01:19 PM #4
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Haha idk..... It should be fine.
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Old 08-29-2013, 12:01 PM #5
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Should be okay the pressure will keep these from getting in
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Old 12-30-2013, 04:46 PM #6
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Damn, what brand is that? Sounds like it seals really well!
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Old 05-03-2014, 06:20 PM #7
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8 years ? O.O wow.... if you're not sure just take it to the shop, better safe than sorry i'd say, besides i doubt they would charge you for that
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Old 07-29-2014, 10:10 PM #8
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That's a long time for air to be sittin in a tank
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Old 05-28-2015, 01:54 PM #9
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what brand is it?
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Old 06-25-2015, 03:13 AM #10
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Or take it to your local hydro inspection place.
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Old 07-05-2015, 11:30 PM #11
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A tank that old is probably past it's hydro date and shout be re-tested before it is used, the people at the inspection place should know what to with the excess air.
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Old 07-11-2015, 07:34 PM #12
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Throw it away, Throw it away!
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Old 07-12-2015, 04:47 PM #13
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Let me first state that as I'm in the UK I don't know the fine details of U.S. legislation

eg legislation may cover it as cylinders must be in date to be filled (and presumably it was) but if it must be in date to be used or transported then that would the current problem

On a safety basis:
Is there any reason to suspect the cylinder (damage etc), it's kept its seal so as long as it's not got cracks or dents then you can be reasonably happy that the cylinder is sound
Is it just out of test or also past its final date?
If it's within the final date and everything else seems ok then it should probably be safe, but you don't have the hydro to know it's safe

Just dumping it means there's compressed air in there waiting to fail
Taking it to be drains means transporting a cylinder that you're not sure about

I would say to drain it by either connecting a remote line and slowly opening up, or removing the macro line from a guns Asa and draining it via the Asa
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Old 08-09-2015, 01:28 PM #14
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What if its empty and the gauge is just busted lol
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