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jr1992
01-30-2007, 04:40 PM
is it possibe to fill it with an air compressor. liek the ones u use with like nail guns and stuff.thnx.

wbpaintball
01-30-2007, 05:13 PM
try it

Hob Hayward
01-30-2007, 05:17 PM
Naw, yo wouldn't get nearly the same pressure that PB tanks get filled up to normally.

jr1992
01-30-2007, 05:40 PM
i would try it but i dont have one yet.

DRAGON
01-30-2007, 05:44 PM
If you have to ask the question, don't mess with compressed air unless you wouldn't mind possibly meeting your maker. I doubt you have a 3000+psi compressor anyways. That's what you would need -

TheRedBarron
01-30-2007, 05:48 PM
I doubt you have a 3000+psi compressor anyways. That's what you would need -
Imagine the nails you could drive with a unregulated nail gun running at 3k or above....

vwjimmy
01-30-2007, 06:22 PM
Air compressors that fill tires, run air tools and such produce no more than 150 psi..a Spyder runs at 800!! The size of the cylinder does not matter, it still will only fill your tank to 150psi.
Paintball cylinders are filled by special high pressure compressors that are much more expensive and far more dangerous to operate.

jr1992
02-01-2007, 06:49 AM
ok. thnx

chase1992423
04-29-2007, 06:31 PM
no u need an air compresser that goes up to about 3000- 4500 psi and the ones that ur talkin about go up to maybe 200psi