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11-19-2007, 11:15 AM
I wanted to buy a machine, or a huge air tank that can fill all of my air tanks. Problem is at the store some of the compressers are only 200psi and my tank is 3000psi. What do you guys do. The closest place to fill my air tanks, its over 45 min away
11-19-2007, 11:30 AM
You can buy a commercial compressor to fill tanks. it will run you about $5000 though.
If you wanted to you could make a fill station out of scuba tanks. You will need a tank and a fill station adapter and even at that you wont get full fills. It works on equalizing pressure os the lower the PSI is in the bulk tank the lower amounts of PSI you will get in your gun tanks.
11-19-2007, 11:33 AM
How much do those scuba tanks cost? How much do they cost to fill regulary?
11-19-2007, 12:34 PM
Scuba tanks run differently, my dad has I think a 3000psi. You can get 3k, 4.5k, and I believe 5k. Obviously 3kpsi being the cheapest, if you have a 3000psi tank you obviously need the 3000psi tank. You are also going to need an adapter like this (http://www.airgunsbbguns.com/KingMan_Scuba_tank_adapter_p/scuba-yoke-fill-station-pyrd.htm) to hook up your air tank
11-19-2007, 05:45 PM
Thanx for all of the info^^^ But how much does a 3k tank cost?
11-19-2007, 05:51 PM
Look up a company called AirGas. If there is one close to where you like go there. Ask for a credit app. & talk to the person there about what your doing.
Also do you know the Dos & Donts about filling tanks & all that safety stuff?
11-19-2007, 06:20 PM
Also, most places (at least places I've checked) won't fill scuba tanks unless you're dive certified. Just a head's up!
We get actual nitrogen in bulk tanks from Airgas - about 50 bucks a tank a month (rental and actual gas involved) plus, I think, about 100 bucks a year fee. Of course, you can get about 25 fills with most of those being full fills (up to 6000 psi).
11-19-2007, 06:23 PM
A bit off topic but my Co2 tanks, 20lbs, cost $150ish up front then a $15-20 swap fee(my empty for a full one).
To answer your question most NEW 80 c.u. ft., 3000psi scuba tanks run ~$160, fill adapter is going to be another $30-40, multiple tank adapter in the $100 and up range depending on how many tanks you want, I know the 6 tank setup my local field uses was around $130.
If you have a gas/welding supply close by then Vikes suggestion is the economical and pratical way to go.
Honestly scuba tanks are only worth having if you play at a field that does not have air available or you play on "outlaw" fields (which is why I picked up a tank in the first place). Down side is that unless you can find a 5000psi tank (which is very hard to find and rather expensive) and a scuba shop/Air supply shop willing to fill them to that pressure, you can only get 3000psi fills. Which means that if you get a hot fill your looking at closer to 2500psi and down from there each time you hit the bottle. Compressors that can fill to 3000psi are $2500 and up, 4500 psi compressors are running in the $4-5K range.