Remote Line and buying an EXT
Hi guys this is my first post so bear with me.
Yesterday I went paintballing and was having a LOT of problems with my CO2 tanks. I have two 9oz and my friend let me borrow his 20oz. Well my dad brought the tanks to a hardware store to have them filled and I think they totally screwed up on filling them and putting o-rings on them.
My set up:
12" J&J Ceramic barrel
32 degree Expansion chamber
New bolt (not sure what kind it is, I bought it from a sporting goods store)
#1 the guy put a HUGE black o-ring on one of my 9oz tanks, it was so big that I could barely screw it into my gun and then it would just blow air out of the little hole in the ASA. When I unscrewed it the O-ring had a huge cut in it and I just took it off, what an idiot!
#2 as I was setting my gear up every CO2 tank I put in would not leak when I first put it in. Then after a minute or so (while I was loading balls to chrono) the air would SPEW out the ASA hole. This happened with all the tanks. I think the guy might have done something to them ( i was in the bathroom when he was filling em up...) . So now I am getting pissed, this happens with ALL the tanks. I put some oil on their o-rings and then some oil on the ASA threads and screw in the big 20oz tank. I dry fire about 30 times and then the problem does not surface again. 10 minutes later I barely hear a little hissing sound and it's coming from the ASA, I screw the tank in a little more and don't have a problem for the rest of the day. When the day comes to an end and I am unscrewing the tank it spews CO2 as usual but then it FLIES out of my hand. Yes it FLEW out of my hand, I wasn't an idiot and DROPPED it it FLEW out and hits the ground. I pick it up and a spot above the O-ring is dented downwards. First things first, I have never had a CO2 tank fly out of my hand when unscrewing, usually the air spews out a little and then stops as it is unscrewed all the way. Is this my fault or could it possibly be a bad fill or something? Is there a reason for the CO2 tank flying out of my hand?
Ok, now that you all made it through that I was wondering if there is something I can purchase (a PMI remote line?) that will not let the air spew out of the side as I screw/unscrew it into my source, like an on/off valve sort of construction? I just think it'd be more convenient if I didn't have to deal with CO2 flying in my face everytime I screw/unscrew the tank.
I have been pondering purchasing another marker so that my trusty G3 can serve as a backup. I am looking at the electronic Piranha SRT and EXT (Evo is a bit out of my price range). I like the EXT because it has a drop forward on it already and a regulator as I plan on using Nitro with the new gun I purchase. I have read here that the regulator on PMI's really suck and I should purchase a new one, is this true or would I be ok with the stock regulator?
Thanks for your time!
Last edited by TzuStudent : 11-08-2004 at 03:10 PM.