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Old 03-24-2004, 04:39 PM #1
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Government-issued Paintball Safety Warning

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04105.html

Personally, I'd recommend setting this up as an announcement anywhere possible, but that's just me... Either way, wouldn't hurt to spread the news.
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Old 03-25-2004, 02:59 AM #2
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yeah... I'd post it in the newbie forum...
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Old 03-25-2004, 03:08 AM #3
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in otherwords. make sure you use red loctite...?
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Old 03-25-2004, 09:42 PM #4
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dont use co2 bottles, problem solved.

or go sc, thats the way to be.
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Old 03-25-2004, 09:48 PM #5
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go HPA and dont use loctite. and see that sucker fly even further! even though it would just sorta not rocket but the top of the tank with threading will rip apart from the amount of pressure but still.. WATCH IT FLY FURTHER!!
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Old 03-27-2004, 04:54 AM #6
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EXACTLY what ive been waiting for, investigation and safety measures for co2 tanks. you can almost be sure both of those deaths were from tampered tanks (the one i saw had an antisyphon, obiously not done by a proper airsmith)
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Old 03-27-2004, 08:25 AM #7
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actualy i have seen 2 tanks myself that were brand new from wal-mart and they were unscrewing from the valve. either they used cheap loc-tite substitute or they didnt apply enough to create a good hold

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Old 03-29-2004, 05:42 PM #8
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my CA tank unscrews at the bottle, not where it's supposed to. looks like it's time to get a new one.
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my CA tank unscrews at the bottle, not where it's supposed to. looks like it's time to get a new one.
or get some red loctite (or equavalent) and thread lock the threads...?
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Old 03-30-2004, 01:24 AM #10
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i was told only to use blue loctite is that not correct.
they said not to use red because of the instance of needing to be hydroyed.
that was at my paintball store so thats what i put on my new reg for my tank
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Old 04-01-2004, 02:34 PM #11
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i was told only to use blue loctite is that not correct.
they said not to use red because of the instance of needing to be hydroyed.
that was at my paintball store so thats what i put on my new reg for my tank
That's bull****, red loc-Tite CAN be removed, it just takes a lot more force. If you used blue Loc-Tite, either 1.) drain it if it's not empty and get it fixed with red Loc-Tite or 2.) drain it if it's not already empty and get it fixed with red Loc-Tite.
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Red loctite can withstand 3000psi, unlike 800psi blue loctite. And even then it still depends. There are degrees of loctite.

THE one to use is 272 Red loctite, specifically. That one has the best use for areas such as the tanks' valve.

Not to mention to not be too generous, only the bottom 3 threads need loctited. Any more can flow up and fill the safety hole, resulting in it not venting and causing said projectile.


If needed to remove, DO NOT HEAT UP! I know I know, you are supposed to says the directions. But listen, what temp does red Loctite turn back into a liquid? 350degrees. And guess what temperature conveniently softens metal??? Yep... ALSO 350degrees. Meaning by the time you reach the necessary heat, that same heat is now possibly damaging the structural integrity of the tank itself around the most important area... the valve.
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