Find fields & stores near you!
Find fields and stores
Zipcode
PbNation News
PbNation News
Community Focus
Community Focus

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-07-2012, 10:26 PM #1
ChrisGotSteeZ
 
 
ChrisGotSteeZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: 817-texas
ChrisGotSteeZ plays in the PSP
ChrisGotSteeZ plays in the APPA D4 division
hydrotesting question

do local shops do hydro tests? or does the tank have to be shipped back to the company who manufactures it?
ChrisGotSteeZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sponsored Links Remove Advertisement
Advertisement
Old 11-07-2012, 11:07 PM #2
rcontrera
 
 
rcontrera's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
While they may not do the actual test, most shops will take in the bottle and send it to their local hydro facility. Just ask THEM and see what they have to say.
__________________
Ray
http://www.CompressorStuff.com
Distributing Compressor Systems since 1981
800-344-9267
August special is 1/2 off of shipping for credit card orders or FREE SHIPPING for cash orders (cash, money order, wire transfer, check). Shipping is for Continental USA only.
rcontrera is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2012, 01:23 PM #3
Open_Truth (Banned)
 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Open_Truth owns a Planet Eclipse Geo
Open_Truth owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
Agreed with rcontrera. I know that locally, there are a few places that actually do the hydro test, and a vast majority of the scuba shops, paintball stores, and even fire departments, have their hydrotests done with them.

Easiest answer is either check with your local shops to see what they say, or to find a user on here,sartek, as he has a list of places that actually do hydrotests in his signature. Of course, I have no idea if it has been updated regularly or not.
Open_Truth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2012, 04:19 PM #4
Tabris17
Will B/S/T Souls
 
Tabris17's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Connecticut
Annual Supporting Member
Tabris17 is a Moderator
Tabris17 is BST Legit
Tabris17 supports our troops
Tabris17 is one of the top 250 posters on PbNation
Tabris17 is Boss
Tabris17 is attending Decay of Nations VII
Sartek hasn't been active since September.
If you check the ultimate sticky there is a list to the DOT website for companies that do hydro testing grouped by state. You just need to look for one that says 'Hydrostatic' testing in the appropriate column.
Please keep in mind though that many of these places have no experience taking a paintball regulator off. If you can do it yourself or have your field/shop do it, have them do it. There are more then a few people that experience a testing facility chewing up the reg with a wrench or snapping it off because they used the improper tools to remove it.

If you want piece of mind Crossfire offers a hydro testing service with a warranty on the cylinder. If they damage the cylinder and can't repair the threads during removal they'll replace your cylinder with one of theirs with the same hydro date or newer to compensate. That's a pretty good warranty and piece of mind.
__________________
Owner of the Silent Hill Cyborg... the most evil marker in paintball.
KGB MOB

"Only the foolish believe suffering is just wages for being different. Only the savage regard the endurance of pain as the measure of worth. Only the insane equate pain with success."

PBR Feedback +26/-0 PBN Feedback +16/-0 IOG Feedback +10/-0
Tabris17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
Forum Jump