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CrazyB
06-03-2006, 06:56 AM
A friend of mine and I both just purchased markers that came with Spyder CO2 tanks (both came from different locations). We both had them filled on played all day last Sunday. When we went to have the tanks refilled, niether would accept a charge. The guy at the field said that he believed the internal valve had swollen and the tank may be unuseable now. Has anyone else had a problem like this? Are they any Kingman admins that can help?

Thanks,
CrazyB

D3ADEYES
06-04-2006, 05:16 AM
goto walmart and do the blue rhino exchange it's $7 and you get a filled tank it seems like a pretty good deal and if you have a bad valve don't worry they don't check it it's actuall part of thier program they just replace bad valves and recycle the tanks back out

TomFromMyspace
06-04-2006, 05:43 AM
Crazy B, I have never seen this problem, but since you just purchased them, I have a feeling that if you contact kingman with your problem, they might give you a new tank, worth a try in any case. I would have the guy filling the tanks take apart the valve for you, or someone at the proshop who knows what they are doing, to see if it is the valve, and if it is, I believe a valve for it shouldnt be too expensive, but as a replacement, I wouldn't recomend the same valve you and your friend have in them now. Good luck with it, and deadeyes, something tells me you didnt read the post, bluerhino, if I'm not mistaken, is propane.

CrazyB
06-04-2006, 06:54 AM
Tom,

Thanks for the reply. We have both tried to get a hold of Kingman support, which always goes to voicemail. I left a meesge for them yesterday so hopefully I will get a reply tomorrow (not too impressed with Kingman support yet). The other problem we are running into is finding a local person to service or check the tank. So far everyone has told us we would have to send them off for service. We are beginning to think it is going to be cheaper and easier to just buy a new tank (may be upgrading to a nitro tank sooner than I expected.)

TomFromMyspace
06-04-2006, 09:52 AM
Not a problem, and yeah, I've had some bad luck with kingman support too, they still havent returned my email, and I sent it to them almost a month ago now. Everyone says nitro is the way to go, and if you were going to get one anyway, now doesnt seem like the worst time to start.