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DirtySouth
05-25-2008, 06:27 AM
Can I fill an HPA tank if the air compressor has one of those filter things?

vikingshadow
05-25-2008, 07:10 AM
No. You have to have a compressor that can get to at least 3000 psi pressure. Most home compressors only reach about 150-200 psi.

DirtySouth
05-25-2008, 10:19 AM
Well....My uncle has a compressor at home that is about as tall as me or even taller. It looks like it can handle that much PSI...

vikingshadow
05-25-2008, 10:32 AM
The compressors needed for filling paintball tanks aren't necessarily big, but they are EXTREMELY expensive. If your uncle shelled out anywhere from 5000.00 - 8000.00 for a compressor, then you could actually sell fills around there.

However, like I said, if it's just a regular home or business compressor, it won't do it.

DirtySouth
05-25-2008, 12:48 PM
Hmmm...I'll need to ask him. Thanks.

shunut
05-25-2008, 08:11 PM
Just because a tank is bigger does not mean that it has a higher PSI rating. I'd be willing to guess that its not a compressor that you'll be able to fill your tank with. Most people have no use for a compressor that puts out that much pressure, so their is no need to spend close to $10k to get one.

Sandman_Bravo
05-27-2008, 02:23 AM
Or you could watch e-bay for one of those 2 stage compressor attachments; but they are pricey too, just not as much. Chances are your uncle's large compressor is just that- a large volume tank not high pressure.
Most people use scuba tanks as a refill station for HPA.
http://www.spyder.tv/forums/showthread.php?t=7921
Good luck.

thunderalley71
08-12-2008, 12:27 AM
i deal with aricraft and work with a nitrogen oh HPA whichever you choose builds up to 4500 PSI using a 4 stage hydraulic booster compressor can i use this to fill a tank if i decide to use HPA?

vikingshadow
08-12-2008, 04:55 AM
If it fills to 4500 psi, I don't see why not.

However, I'm not exactly sure what you said, haha! Are you saying you work with Nitrogen and high pressure air tanks that fill up to 4500 psi using a compressor that has a 4 stage hydraulic booster?

If so, then yes. However, you'll want to make sure that you take your time filling your tank, though. Don't go fast as you won't get a complete fill.