Posted 13 January 2009 - 02:42 PM
Posted 13 January 2009 - 02:53 PM
I got 3 tanks and 2 fill stations.
Posted 13 January 2009 - 04:02 PM
If you start with a scuba 3000psi bottle and a paintball 3000psi bottle your first fill will be less than 3000psi. Dropping about 300psi per bottle filled. Its often wise not to fill your paintball bottles but stick to 2000psi max giving more life to your scuba bottle.
When the scuba tank loses pressure to be impractical you then require a new fill before the bottle is empty.
Filling a paintball tank using a Scuba Tank
For better efficiency you need at least 2 scuba bottles. You use one to fill your paintball bottle, and the second scuba bottle to top up. The drop off rate will then be less.
A 5000psi scuba tank will not have the drop off problem too quickly. But this has the risk of overfilling 3000psi bottles, so be very careful in filling.
Ensure that anyone filling has had some form of filling instruction and stick to slow fills plus stop and start a couple of times if filling an empty bottle for safety.
On a saving basis there is probably not much to be saved for the average player. This is a convenience method for home fills, or where you are in an area where getting fills is difficult. Either for private games or you attend a comercial site that primarily fills CO2.
Posted 13 January 2009 - 05:15 PM
Posted 13 January 2009 - 10:46 PM
Cost at $.25 an oz to fill just one of my Co2 tanks, $12. I use 48oz Co2 tanks and run duel tanks on remote. For what I would pay someone to fill just 6lbs of Co2, I can get 50lbs of Co2.
I have a total of six 3lb Co2 tanks. Filling my own tanks saves me time and money as well as well as I'm not as hated when I bring my tanks empty to a game. My tanks seem to kill off the fields bulk tanks .