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Old 07-05-2008, 01:57 PM
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so now that i'm actually home for the summer, i've discovered that the few places to get hpa in the area have closed. the nearest shop is now 45 minutes away, and they only fill co2. i don't even want to think about having to drive any more than that... and i think the nearest real field is 1 1/2 hours away. i now hate east texas more than ever. and i'm in a predicament.

i NEED hpa, and both of my tanks are completely empty. where on earth can i get some without having to drive all the way to dallas?
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Old 07-05-2008, 04:45 PM
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You can try a welding supply shop. They should have nitrogen there and may be able to "hook you up". If you Know someone in the fire department, they may have a compressor at the fire house. It may not get you all the way up to 4500 psi but 3K is better than nothing. You could also find a local dive shop.
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Old 07-05-2008, 04:52 PM
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scuba shop has it sometimes
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Old 07-05-2008, 05:11 PM
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Best Idea is to buy a Scuba tank and fill station on your own, then you can take it to any scuba shop for a fill.

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yep that is always an option
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Old 07-05-2008, 06:47 PM
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Since there are no other places close to get HPA/N2, you might consider renting a large tank and selling fills to your friends. From the sounds of it you'd have a monopoly -

Either that or move closer to Dallas or start using a/s C02 -
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Old 07-05-2008, 06:57 PM
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buying a scuba tank, or one of those big tanks, would be wasteful, and i have no idea where the nearest scuba shop is anyway. i live in new orleans 8 months of the year, where hpa is far more abundant. and for the most part, i've switched over to my phantom, so i don't need hpa for normal play. if i lived here year round, i'd probably go for it.

but i just need to work on my spimmy, and 12gs won't work for that. lol

fire dept here is all volunteer, so i'll be lucky if i catch someone there. but since this is middle of nowhere, there are lots of welders... i bet i could find someone. i didn't even think about that. thanks
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buying a scuba tank, or one of those big tanks, would be wasteful, and i have no idea where the nearest scuba shop is anyway. i live in new orleans 8 months of the year, where hpa is far more abundant. and for the most part, i've switched over to my phantom, so i don't need hpa for normal play. if i lived here year round, i'd probably go for it.

but i just need to work on my spimmy, and 12gs won't work for that. lol

fire dept here is all volunteer, so i'll be lucky if i catch someone there. but since this is middle of nowhere, there are lots of welders... i bet i could find someone. i didn't even think about that. thanks
The only expensive part of getting a scuba fill station is the tank itself, to fill it is about $5, and it lasts for 5-6 fills (unless you get multiple tanks and use a cascading fill style).

I just googled East Texas Scuba, here are some of the links.

http://www.divetex.com/
http://www.scubastevesadventures.com/ - (Cmon... if I lived near a place called Scuba Steve's I'd make excuses to go there.. )
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Old 07-06-2008, 06:50 AM
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both of those are 1 1/2 hours away, and going by google maps, those are the closest. lol

but i'll actually be in tyler for the next couple of days, but i'll be taking the MSF course all day. if i get a chance, i'll check it out. there's supposed to be a paintball shop there, too. maybe they fill hpa. and maybe i'll manage to get there.
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