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Zero_webb
03-11-2007, 05:29 PM
I know there's probably a dozen threads on this but...
where can I get HPA fills? I've heard you can get HPA filled at a local FD, anyone know about how much they charge? Because I only live a 7 min. walk from the Volunteer FD and my mom and sister are both firefighters there.

Backmanshooter
03-11-2007, 05:29 PM
A normal sized tank or like a scuba tank?

Zero_webb
03-11-2007, 05:34 PM
2 72/3000 tanks

Backmanshooter
03-11-2007, 05:36 PM
Do you have a field near you?

Zero_webb
03-11-2007, 05:38 PM
closest field is about 50 min. away

Backmanshooter
03-11-2007, 05:39 PM
Oh. If they have tanks and if they are certified,then yes.

vikingshadow
03-11-2007, 05:49 PM
In my experience, most fire departments won't fill your tanks for you unless you know someone, which in your case, you're set! I'd get a scuba tank a fill it from there, then you'd be set.

Zero_webb
03-11-2007, 05:52 PM
about how much could i expect to pay for a scuba setup?

vikingshadow
03-11-2007, 06:01 PM
I'm not really sure. You'd need a good tank that's in hydro for sure, and correct me if I'm wrong, but new ones could go from 150-300 dollars? That doesn't sound right, but I think it is. Maybe you could find them cheaper used on ebay or elsewhere.

Then you'd need a fill station - my local field owner actually made a couple for his tanks, but there are no regulators on them, it's the old "crack em a bit and fill slowly while watching the guage on your tank" fill. Those run quite a bit as well, unless you can find them used.

Despite the cost, it'd be worth it to have a source of air available to fill off of when you're just plinking in the back yard...at least worth it to me!

Backmanshooter
03-11-2007, 06:01 PM
the tank itself is only a couple hundred. Then you'll need to buy an adapter to fill. Which is like 40ish bucks.

Muddytaco
03-11-2007, 06:23 PM
there is a place online that sells brand new scuba tanks for $150 then fill station is like $40

I think i have the place bookmarked but i am not sure, let me look.

edit:

http://www.scubatoys.com/store/Scuba_Tanks.asp

then you need a scuba fill station like this:
http://www.a-1paintballstore.com/products/20381big.jpg