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Old August 10th, 2009, 04:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Use Scuba tank for paintball?

Would it be possible to use a scuba tank for paintball instead of a regular (NO2, CO2) tank? It would carry more air right? Just carry it on your back and have a breakaway cable attaching it to your gun? Help me out
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Old August 10th, 2009, 06:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well, yes I suppose if you had all the right fitting and whatnot, but ABSOLUTELY NO because of safety issues

You can just get a regular HPA tank and get a scuba tank to fill it
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Old August 10th, 2009, 09:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yes it can be done and does not need any special fittings,

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Old August 10th, 2009, 10:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Would it be practical though? Since scuba tanks seem like they hold more air right? As for safety, how would it not be safe? Just wondering.
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Old August 10th, 2009, 10:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
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As soon as you take a nasty fall and bash the reg or severely damage the tank, you have a bomb strapped to your back

Setups like what's pictured are great for backyard testing and tuning as they will give you tons of air that will last many thousand shots
No good for in game though
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Old August 10th, 2009, 10:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Well that could (Theoretically) happen to any tank. Whether it be CO2 or NO2 because all of them are compressed air. Maybe it would be more dangerous?
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Paintball HPA tanks have built in fail safes in the form of burst disks and bleed off holes
I do believe that scuba tanks don't have those, thus making them unsafe for regular paintball play

And trust me, lugging around an entire scuba tank all day playing paintball just so that you won't need to get a refill isn't worth the trouble or the price
You can get a carbon fiber 68ci 4500psi tank off of ActionVillage for $100 and it'll be much better than taking a whole freaking scuba tank out on the field

not only that, but the tank would probably make it hard for you to duck down low, snap shoot, and stay tight with all the rigging and harnesses you'd have to wear to keep it secure on yourself
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Ah, true. Well thanks for pointing out the cons of having one. It probably saved me from a lot of trouble lol.
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Old August 17th, 2009, 11:40 PM   #9 (permalink)
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does anyone know how many fills you can get with a 68 4500 bottle using a scuba tank
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Old December 11th, 2009, 01:11 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Can someone tell me what that hose is called and where i can find it. I know its not a remote right? everything else i can find like the adapter and scuba tank. Oh and by the way. Where might you think i can get a scuba tank filled? thanks
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Can someone tell me what that hose is called and where i can find it. I know its not a remote right? everything else i can find like the adapter and scuba tank. Oh and by the way. Where might you think i can get a scuba tank filled? thanks
It is, in fact, a remote. Scuba tanks only hold 3k psi, that's the working pressure of every remote hose I've seen. Aside from that there's a Palmers Stabilizer inline ahead of it.

Oh, and generally you can only get them filled at a scuba shop, a fire dep. could help you out if you ask nicely enough.
If you ever get it filled somewhere that isn't certified to fill SCUBA or SCBA tanks, the tank needs to be condemned as far as ever being prat of a breathing apparatus again.
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Old December 11th, 2009, 01:21 PM   #12 (permalink)
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oh ok. So i would need a remote, scuba tank, the fitting for the fill nipple(hehe),and the stabilizer to use a scuba tank for a fill station?
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Old December 11th, 2009, 05:50 PM   #13 (permalink)
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if your only useing it to refill your paintball tank then all you is the fill station.
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Old December 11th, 2009, 05:51 PM   #14 (permalink)
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no you just need the scuba and a fill station, you dont need the remote, the fill nipple on the HPA tank hooks into the fill station

as for how many fills, well thats up for debate since each time you fill you will get less and less air in your HPA tank so when do you say this is a good fill but the next one is a bad fill? if your doing fills from 0psi id say your would get 10-13 decent ones, the last ones will be to about 1200 psi though

question for all you air nuts out there, dont firefighters use tanks that fill to 4500?
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Thanks for clearing all that up. I play a lot of woodsball and we can only get a few games before we have to drive 20 minutes again to fill our tanks.
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Old December 13th, 2009, 06:44 PM   #16 (permalink)
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ya i do the same, best idea for scuba tanks is to get a few of them (if each person buys one then nobody has to sink major money into this) and cascade fill your personal tanks, meaning you hook it up to scuba tank #1 for the bulk of the air, then to #2 to pack as much psi in there as you can, this bleeds less air off of scuba #2 so it still has more PSI in it and if everyone does this you can pack more pressure in everyones tank when they fill

as to where to get the scuba tanks, take a look around creigslist or garage sales, a buddy of mine and i got 4 tanks at $10 each at a garage sale, they all needed hydro and one failed but for $170 we got 3 good scuba tanks, turned out pretty good
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question for all you air nuts out there, dont firefighters use tanks that fill to 4500?
Some do. Our tanks we have aare weird. They only hold like 2026psi. So we only get around 30 minutes of use out of them.
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wow that sucks, so im wondering if it would be possible to get my hands on one of these large 4500 psi tanks? any knowledge on that toxic?
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wow that sucks, so im wondering if it would be possible to get my hands on one of these large 4500 psi tanks? any knowledge on that toxic?
To my knowledge the 4500 SCBA tanks are fiber wrapped, chances of you getting your hand on one is slim to none without completely raping your wallet.
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Old December 14th, 2009, 01:44 AM   #20 (permalink)
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thats what i was thinking but you never know, i ended up getting my scuba for about $40, $60 less than the ones i run on the markers. but you dont need any special permits or anything for those do you?
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