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Sandman_Bravo
12-16-2006, 12:47 PM
I bought the fill station a few months ago from Action Village, it appears to be identical to the Java unit. I just recently got the scuba tank, an early Christmas gift. I've filled a 45/4500 and 68/4500 from empty so far. My scuba tank is only a 3000psi so I only got up to 2600 and 2500 on the two fills.

On to the review part; I've only just begun to use the fill station but so far it's easy to use and very convenient. You attach the yoke to the scuba tank with a set screw, then make sure the bleed valve is closed. Plug your marker tank on to the quick connect coupling and open the scuba tank valve. When the filling sound stops, close the scuba valve. Crack open the bleeder on the fill station yoke to de-pressurize and then remove the marker tank.
I'll edit this review in a few months to let everyone know how it's reliability holds up.

http://www.actionvillage.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/eCS/Store/en/-/USD/DisplayProductInformation-Start;sid=h2sSYlL9kx8S8hd5ARvSylg0uP0Gaou3zyM=?Pro ductID=EhesFAY7jiwAAAD42KvkrFs5

It's a pretty big investment, $40 for the fill station and $170 for the 80cu. ft. scuba tank. If you plan on running N2 and playing at outlaw fields, or where there are no refills available, this is a great way to extend your playing time!

Sandman_Bravo
12-16-2006, 04:27 PM
Pics:

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tater_salad
12-22-2006, 02:29 PM
Thanks for that I will do that now.:D

Backmanshooter
12-22-2006, 06:13 PM
Good review.:waytogo:

Sandman_Bravo
12-23-2006, 01:23 AM
Here's a link to Scuba Toys that has a refill calculation chart for scuba to paintball tanks:

http://www.scubatoys.com/paintball/scubafills2.asp

Enjoy!

Edit 12/29/06:
Working great, no problems yet!

Sandman_Bravo
02-28-2007, 03:11 AM
Update:
This is the best thing I ever bought for paintball. Easily get a day's play of refills for at least 2 people with air left over. (each consecutive fill is slightly less in psi)
Also I have been seeing posts and receiving PM's about HPA. Some observations:
-Scuba tanks have their own valve configuration. If you want to use it, you will have to get a yoke adapter like the one reviewed here or something similiar.
-Scuba tanks not only require hydro tests but yearly visual checks as well. (another fee)
-You cannot fill scuba or paintball tanks with a generic shop compressor. It requires a 2 stage (or comparable) compressor capable of reaching high pressures; 3000-4500 psi.
-Filling guns with scuba air is cleaner than paintball compressor air. (because it's for breathing)
-If you are unsure of what you're doing, leave it to a trained pro like an airsmith. Don't jerry-rig backyard/garage stuff together. This is no place for ghetto mods; HPA CAN KILL YOU! It can generate schrapnel like projectiles because of the extreme high pressure it's under.

I hope I have helped some out there, and good luck Paintballing in your neck of the woods.:)