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Old December 6th, 2012, 09:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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leaving the tank on

so I've heard, and from past experience, that when the tank is screwed on the gun, the force from the air makes the tank impossible to screw off and i dont want to ruin my threads. so could i leave it on the gun? or will it slowly leak? also i have heard that putting lube on the tank threads as well as the asa threads will make it come off easier. any tips?
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Old December 6th, 2012, 09:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nope, if there is no on/off, just unscrew and you are good to go!
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Old December 6th, 2012, 09:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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you sure? i had an autococker a year or 2 ago and i put the tank on, it was at level 3000 fired like 10 shots to test my new tank, then i could not unscrew it at all! it was like completely stuck!
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Old December 6th, 2012, 09:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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That could be a problem with the asa
Tight or large threads and mess in the threads can cause that to happen
What gun are you currently using and is the asa stock
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Old December 6th, 2012, 09:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Dry fire while unscrewing to reduce the pressure.
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Old December 6th, 2012, 10:00 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Or tighten the set screws on your tank - most likely the problem.
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Old December 6th, 2012, 10:12 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Dry fire while unscrewing to reduce the pressure.
this.
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Old December 6th, 2012, 10:20 PM   #8 (permalink)
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oh thats right, i forgot about the dryfiring thing, and right now i have an invert mini. on the auto cocker its did it on both the stock one and the aftermarket one, but it was a cheaper tank so thats probably my problem
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Old December 7th, 2012, 11:37 PM   #9 (permalink)
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you can always put a few drops of oil or a little grease on the threads before screwing the tank on so it is easier to get off.

other options

i had one of these, they work ok, only issue is getting them off of the tank after a day of play and they move your tank back about 2-3"

New Designz TSO - Gloss Blue - Invert Mini ON OFF ASA on eBay!

you could always get the $80 axe reg or if you wanted to be really cool, find the old centerflag tank regulator that had an integrated on/off bleed collar built in (had one, it was awesome)


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Or tighten the set screws on your tank - most likely the problem.
why would this be a problem for the marker?
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Old December 8th, 2012, 10:04 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Lol I thought I read the tank was stripping the threads, happened to me, it was the set screws
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Old December 8th, 2012, 10:24 AM   #11 (permalink)
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"you can always put a few drops of oil or a little grease on the threads before screwing the tank on so it is easier to get off."

YUP. im gonna do that, i watched a "mike from techTB" video. it explained all that, thanks guys
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