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Old 12-28-2012, 04:14 PM #1
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Leaving tanks around (gearbag,etc)

Hey guys, I'm not new to paintball, I'm a tourney player.. I leave my tanks 68/45 and 50/45s in my gearbag usually filled to 4k-4500psi... I also leave them on a table in my room. Is that safe to leave them filled in my gearbag or room?
I notice people draining their tanks before packing up and leaving my field. Just wondering...

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Old 12-28-2012, 04:25 PM #2
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If you're going to let them sit for a long time I would drain them. That keeps the seals from deforming in the regulator.
Some people keep a few hundred psi in them like a scuba tank to inhibit any potential moisture/corrosion build up.
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:31 PM #3
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Really the only concern is external temps causing the pressure inside to change but I have filled my tanks before leaving for years and never had an issue.
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Old 12-28-2012, 05:13 PM #4
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Thanks guys, they sit there from usually 1-2 weeks at the maximum.
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Old 12-28-2012, 05:34 PM #5
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That should be fine...mine sit twice that on average and they are fine.
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:30 PM #6
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I've never heard of people draining their tanks before. I've left my tanks for months without touching them and they were always fine.
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Old 12-30-2012, 02:40 AM #7
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I always refill one last time before leaving the field. But i usually use the air at home, for testing/tuning/bs-ing/etc.
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:44 PM #8
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If I have things I can use the air on, I will, but once I've got my tests done on markers I'll usually just put my tanks away as they are.
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:32 PM #9
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Never had a problem. Left a tank in my gear bag for a month and it was still fine after.
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