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Old July 31st, 2004, 07:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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hey I am wondering if anybody knows anything about filling tanks? know any good websites to learn. there are no paintball stores where i live. the only way im getting a gun is ordering it online. thanx
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Old July 31st, 2004, 10:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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try the sports authority, they fill tanks
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Many sports stores will fill your tank.
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Old August 1st, 2004, 08:15 AM   #4 (permalink)
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so you want to know how to fill a tank? Like as in your getting a fill station?
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Old August 1st, 2004, 08:38 AM   #5 (permalink)
 
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I have already purchased a 50 lb tank and fill station. there are no stores that will where i live.yes so i would like to know how to fill tanks.
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oh well i have no idea how to do that. dude you have the i8nterweb obvisisouly. look it up, your bound to find something
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Old August 1st, 2004, 08:45 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Check with your local fire departmnet. They fill their own takns with air, and chances are they fill fire extinguishers with Co2 as well. If they can't fill the tank for you, they can show you how, or tell you where to go to learn.
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Simple logic. I'm lucky enough to live in an area with a paintball store that will do a fill, but they opened not to long ago.
My other option for a fill would have been the local dive shop, but they wouldn't use Co2. Next step would have been to go to the FD. If you can get enough guys together, and the FD is willing, seeing as it's to promote saftey in the sport, they may do a one day class on filling. Talk to the chief first and see what he/she says.
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Old August 1st, 2004, 08:55 AM   #10 (permalink)
 
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ok here is what my problem is, im a missionary kid in haiti and me and some other missionary kids were gonna start paintballing,my problem is that they dont even have stores really where i live, just like shops set up in old containeras and struff like that, so we are buying a tank shipping it in and the guns and stuff too
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Old August 1st, 2004, 08:58 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Hatai? Cool...well, I guess that's kinda warm.
what about checking at the local US military base? Again, they'll have nned for air tanks and Co2 tanks to be filled, and you'll probably meet a few dozen players there as well.
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Old August 1st, 2004, 09:00 AM   #12 (permalink)
 
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^yea but think about it you walk into a army place and ask for a tank fill, its just a little weird
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Old August 1st, 2004, 09:10 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Well, then, I guess you're s.o.l.

It's not really weird. You're just in an odd situation. When I was going to buy a mountain bike, I spent 4 months talking to bike couriers, and asking people on the bike trails what they thought of their bikes (I lived in Calgary,AB CA at the time.). I also talked to dozens and dozens of people, including the tattooists, about who did the best work in town.

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Old August 1st, 2004, 09:13 AM   #14 (permalink)
 
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yea but its just a tank. listen dude, not you puzuma, 123paintball, there MUST be a sports store near you almost ALL of them fill tanks, just go to the sports authority
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yea but its just a tank. listen dude, not you puzuma, 123paintball, there MUST be a sports store near you almost ALL of them fill tanks, just go to the sports authority

There is no Sports Authority in Haiti. The've been having huge problems there for I can't remember how long. I think the government there is still in turmoil. No US company would bother setting up shop there. As far as other general sports stores doing fills, in my area we have close to a dozen. NONE of them fill tanks. We do have a S.C.U.B.A shop, and they could do HPA. We have one paintball proshop that does both. Hell, even the Walmart here doesn't do any kind of fill, except tires.

So, 123paintball, you have three options.
1-local fire department
2-local military base
3-learn from the internet (dangerous because you have no-one to make sure you are doing it right.) http://www.ottersccustoms.com/filling.html
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and 1 more, those pre filled tanks
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ok thanx but the prefilled tanks are pretty expensive, ya your right puzuma there are like no sport stores in haiti. you cant even buy guns here. i will probably look on the internet
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Old August 1st, 2004, 01:09 PM   #18 (permalink)
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hey actually the military base isn't a bad idea, really, if you look at articles scattered across the web and on magazines you will hear about how there is paintball groups at military bases, i'm sure if you might be able to find some players just go up and ask around see if anyone knows about a paintball group or club, cuzz they'd probally be willing to take soem other americans or locals in to play more players mroe fun, if you are a U.S. citizen they should have no beef with you, you aren't some terrorist with a bomb you are just a American kid trying to have some fun, and i'll bet you can find some one up there to help you, plus just curious have you found out where you are gonna play at.
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Just buy dozens of those prefilled tanks and your set
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we have a forest below my house so i have been building forts and bases and stuff.dont the prefilled tanks only come in 12 oz though? oh and another question,does anyone know how to build any good forts with only trees and bush?
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Find spots where two trees are close togethor. At least within 6 inches or a foot apart. Put logs in between and tie them togethor.

Prefilled tanks coem in 4,9,12,and 20 ounces. You can refill them too ya know. You should think about going stock class. It would be way more fun if you all had pump guns, and you could have the 12 gram CO2 cartridges shipped to you by air.

Leave the bushes alone. They can be great for cover. Do you live near a beach? You can get driftwood and stuff there for free, and its usually pretty thick. If you really get desperate, get some cardboard bozed (like 20 or 30 of them) and flatten them out. Bind them togethor somehow in 3-4 layers so a paintball won't just go through it. Put them up in different places and you can even paint them. You'd have to take them inside when it rains and they might get soggy in the early morning or even just during the day.

Is there a US military base nearby? You should look into getting compresed air. I'm almost POSITIVE the military would have compressed air. Tell them your just looking for someone to fill a CO2 tank. Make friends with them though. If you make friends, they might even join you.
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Old August 1st, 2004, 03:13 PM   #22 (permalink)
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that's a tough one. I have a copy of the SAS Survival guide. It has that kind of info, but I don't have a scanner. THe military base might be able to give you something similar.
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Find spots where two trees are close togethor. At least within 6 inches or a foot apart. Put logs in between and tie them togethor.

Prefilled tanks coem in 4,9,12,and 20 ounces. You can refill them too ya know. You should think about going stock class. It would be way more fun if you all had pump guns, and you could have the 12 gram CO2 cartridges shipped to you by air.

Leave the bushes alone. They can be great for cover. Do you live near a beach? You can get driftwood and stuff there for free, and its usually pretty thick. If you really get desperate, get some cardboard bozed (like 20 or 30 of them) and flatten them out. Bind them togethor somehow in 3-4 layers so a paintball won't just go through it. Put them up in different places and you can even paint them. You'd have to take them inside when it rains and they might get soggy in the early morning or even just during the day.

Is there a US military base nearby? You should look into getting compresed air. I'm almost POSITIVE the military would have compressed air. Tell them your just looking for someone to fill a CO2 tank. Make friends with them though. If you make friends, they might even join you.
ok i will try that with the trees. no there isnt a base nearby and we have already ordered co2 tanks.are the prefilled tanks expensive how much? we can have co2 shipped in thats how we are getting the tank.our mission will fly it in.
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Old August 14th, 2004, 08:52 PM   #24 (permalink)
 
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know what really sucks? i just found out there was a paintball shop like 2 miles away from my house, it had a fill station, lots of paint, grenades,paint mix, markers, repair station, pod systems, tanks, and a whole garbage can of 12 gram c02s. I only got to go there twice before he closed down because of sales, well hell if a had a chance to go there alot more i would of made him rich!
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