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Old 01-30-2007, 02:39 PM
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Default need some info on filling my own tanks

so me and some buddies have a lil field and we want to fill our own tanks. how can we get nitro or compressed air going? what can we buy the cheapest?
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Old 01-30-2007, 03:34 PM
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Default Re: need some info on my own filling

The easiest way is to do scuba tank fills. Only draw back to this is scuba tanks generally don't hold more that 3000 psi so that is all the fill you will get.

Another route you can take is renting. Check with your local welding supply store about renting a high pressure tank. You'll have to buy the filling equipment but that screws right onto the tank.

You can also purchase your own person filling tank and station specifically designed for paintball use, more expensive but you get more out of the it than a scuba. You can even go as far as to purchase your own compressor to fill your tank but that type of compressor runs in the $2-5000 range.

http://www.nuvair.com/shopsite_sc/st...olutions.shtml
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Old 02-02-2007, 06:28 PM
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Default Re: need some info on my own filling

if i rent a tank where can i get the part to fill the tanks? the one that screws on to the rented tank?
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Old 02-02-2007, 09:39 PM
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Default Re: need some info on my own filling

You can get the adapter anywhere pretty much... I got the Kingman one below off of Action Village and it works great... My .02

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Old 02-17-2007, 07:01 PM
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Default Re: need some info on my own filling

its not worth renting a tank you can go to you local scuba shop and sometimes they have used tanks for 25$....yet use a scuba tank is not really a cheaper way unless you play like every day you have to get the tank hydrotested and whatnot which will cost you 50$ like every 5 years and 15$ every year...it cost about 5$ to fill one scuba tank which will fill you tank to like 2500psi depending on the size of the scuba tank then gradully get lower each fill...
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Old 02-17-2007, 07:01 PM
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Default Re: need some info on my own filling

Do you like bringing back dead threads?
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Old 02-17-2007, 07:06 PM
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Default Re: need some info on my own filling

its not worth renting a tank you can go to you local scuba shop and sometimes they have used tanks for 25$....yet use a scuba tank is not really a cheaper way unless you play like every day you have to get the tank hydrotested and whatnot which will cost you 50$ like every 5 years and 15$ every year...it cost about 5$ to fill one scuba tank which will fill you tank to like 2500psi depending on the size of the scuba tank then gradully get lower each fill...
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Old 02-17-2007, 07:18 PM
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Default Re: need some info on filling my own tanks

if you are really into it and dont care about spending like 250$ a year for hydrotesting and whatnot you can use more than one scuba tank(i use three tanks)and fill off of each one down the line starting with the one with the lowest psi annd fill your tank to its max air capasity.
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Old 02-17-2007, 07:19 PM
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Default Re: need some info on filling my own tanks

if your looking into just buying a nozzle you can get one off of actionvillage.com for like idk 50-60$
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Old 02-17-2007, 07:20 PM
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Default Re: need some info on filling my own tanks

1. You can stop posting. This is a dead thread.
2. Hydrotesting does not cost 250. Its more of a $30 range.
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