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mullannix930 09-13-2006 02:35 PM

Can you replace an HPA bottle reg?
 
I have a 3A 68ci tank (don't laugh I got it from a relative that quit playing) I am not sure of the tank reg and am thinking about getting a different one. My question is, can I just get a Reg from like center flag etc and get it put in. Are the threads different from tank company to tank company?

vwjimmy 09-13-2006 02:55 PM

Re: Can you replace an HPA bottle reg?
 
All tanks approved for paintball use are threaded the same....(at least I have never seen any that were not)
Make sure you know what you are doing or have a Professional replace it for you.....improper installation is very unsafe...

shunut 09-13-2006 04:04 PM

Re: Can you replace an HPA bottle reg?
 
Why would we laugh about a 3A tank? When they were around they were good tanks. Its too bad they went out of business. I suggest the Smart Parts Max Flo Micro for a tank reg. You'll love it, built in on/off, dovetail rail and it makes a 68 feel like a 45.

mullannix930 09-13-2006 06:16 PM

Re: Can you replace an HPA bottle reg?
 
Thanks... I have heard several people talk crap about the 3A's. I am not sure why since the tank is made by a good company and the reg is Center flag. I just heard a lot of talk. But I guess people do that about a brand that they don't like or don't have.

Also are the 3A's 3 or 5 year HYDRO? The SCI web sight said that all of there paintball cylinders are 5 year.

shunut 09-13-2006 08:09 PM

Re: Can you replace an HPA bottle reg?
 
You have to go by the DOT number on the tank to determine whether its 3 or 5 years. Check out www.hydrotester.com, they have a listing of what tanks are what.

vwjimmy 09-13-2006 08:11 PM

Re: Can you replace an HPA bottle reg?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by shunut
You have to go by the DOT number on the tank to determine whether its 3 or 5 years. Check out www.hydrotester.com, they have a listing of what tanks are what.

If you need it tested, Geoff at Hydrotester.com is awesome :)

shunut 09-13-2006 08:13 PM

Re: Can you replace an HPA bottle reg?
 
Yes he is. He is very quick to respond to you, they get your stuff back to you quick, have decent prices and he'll answer any question you have about hydro testing and tanks.


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