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krashtestdummie 03-28-2007 04:31 PM

How Much C02 Left?
 
How do you tell how much c02 you have left in your tank?

Team Ramrod 03-28-2007 04:36 PM

Re: How Much C02 Left?
 
you could weigh it and compare that to a full/ empty tank and ball park the amount. I think that is the only way, correct me if I'm wrong.

colonel_moo 03-28-2007 05:51 PM

Re: How Much C02 Left?
 
yeah, the only way to really tell is by weight. you'll eventually be able to tell because you'll know what your tank feels like empty, and what it feels like full. you could weigh your tank when its empty, and weigh it when its full so you can estimate how much left you have at any time by comparing the weights.

krashtestdummie 03-28-2007 08:00 PM

Re: How Much C02 Left?
 
ok if thats the only way, then that kinda sux because my friend is always convinced that hes always running out of C02, even when he just filled it up and i sort of need to kinda convince him otherwise

bigred76 03-28-2007 08:46 PM

Re: How Much C02 Left?
 
Easiest way to see if you're outa CO2: plug it into the marker and see if it chokes. ;)

Ace24 03-28-2007 09:55 PM

Re: How Much C02 Left?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by krashtestdummie
ok if thats the only way, then that kinda sux because my friend is always convinced that hes always running out of C02, even when he just filled it up and i sort of need to kinda convince him otherwise

I've noticed that alot of people use the "I ran out of air" or "I'm running out of air" excuse just to cover up their bad playing. Either that or they are too scared to play a game through, and use it as a excuse to get out early to "fill their tank."

Tell him to get it filled, play untill it is empty, and pay attention to how much time, and how many shots (don't have to be exact, just estimate) he goes through in the tank. He will get used to knowing when the tank is full or empty. (This is why I love HPA tanks... They have guages on their regs so you can tell how much you have. :) )

krashtestdummie 03-29-2007 11:41 AM

Re: How Much C02 Left?
 
My thoughts exactly, I have a HPA tank, and, its kinda funny because i dont have to worry about it, or really notice it, but he'll go get it filled (20oz), and then about 300 shots later he says he running out just because he "thinks so" and says that hes shots are *****, so we go chrono him and hes doing just fine, so he wines and complains that he cant hit us cause his shots dont make it to us, when really he's kinda a wuss and tries to shoot you when your like 200 feet away

So ya if the only way to know is to measure a tank when its empty, then when its full, then ill have to go out and buy a scale, and thanks for the help

HelpDeskHustler 03-29-2007 02:02 PM

Re: How Much C02 Left?
 
hold down the pin and see how long it takes to empty the tank. subtract that from the full length and you have how full it is... of course, now it doesnt matter cuz its empty! :D

if it weighs 1+pound it should have enough to shoot (20oz)

samus129 03-29-2007 03:35 PM

Re: How Much C02 Left?
 
a 20 ounch co2 tank should get around 1000 shots

krashtestdummie 03-30-2007 10:05 PM

Re: How Much C02 Left?
 
ok i was just thinking, how do fields when they fill up C02 know how much to put in until its full then?


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