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#16 User is offline   Trial 

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Posted 21 October 2007 - 08:52 AM

View PostPuzuma, on Oct 13 2007, 09:38 PM, said:

Late 1970s? I guess 1981 is as late 70s as it gets.


Lol.

And I think tanks should be designed so only certified Airsmiths can open them, even though that's not happening.
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Posted 22 October 2007 - 07:16 AM

Wow! This article made me think! Back in 2002 or 2003 I modified my tanks with anti-siphons, I have never had a problem and recently had the 20oz. hydrotested, which it passed. I re-worked the anti-siphon and put it back together with thread locker Red. I used this tank just yesterday with no problems, but, you can bet I will watch all of my tanks closer from now on. Any of you air techs have any other advice for us?
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Posted 01 December 2007 - 07:43 PM

ive never heard of a tank killing someone but hold on if she was in a picnic area off the field shouldent there have bean netting up to stop this sort of thing? im definatly gonna be more careful with my tanks from now on.

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Posted 02 December 2007 - 09:11 PM

View Posttnert, on Dec 1 2007, 09:43 PM, said:

ive never heard of a tank killing someone but hold on if she was in a picnic area off the field shouldent there have bean netting up to stop this sort of thing? im definatly gonna be more careful with my tanks from now on.

Paintball netting stops paintballs... Not heavy metal projectiles.
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Posted 03 December 2007 - 07:57 PM

good point

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 02:39 AM

Still... proper netting surely would've diverted the tank into the ground, rather than giving way...
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Posted 05 December 2007 - 04:32 PM

maybe it did do that but it directed it at her

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 04:38 PM

View PostSHRIMPED!, on Dec 4 2007, 04:39 AM, said:

Still... proper netting surely would've diverted the tank into the ground, rather than giving way...

Or the person removed the tank in the stagging area. You know where tanks are routinely changed out and the netting wouldn't make a difference....
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Posted 05 December 2007 - 07:16 PM

View PostMaj Tom, on Dec 5 2007, 06:38 PM, said:

View PostSHRIMPED!, on Dec 4 2007, 04:39 AM, said:

Still... proper netting surely would've diverted the tank into the ground, rather than giving way...

Or the person removed the tank in the stagging area. You know where tanks are routinely changed out and the netting wouldn't make a difference....

Yeah, generally people remove their tanks in the staging area, by their car, or at the fill station. There's no netting in those places to stop a Co2 tank.

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 07:57 PM

I feel sorry for their loss.

That is why safety should always come first. Always pay attention to what you are doing and it helps to prevent things like this, but as we all know, accidents still happen.

I wish we lived in a world where no accidents did happen. It would be so nice...
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Posted 08 December 2007 - 10:45 PM

I saw in a movie a guy using a huge plastic tuve and he put in the tube an air tank then with a hammer he hits the vaulve and the tank hits a tower like a bazooka and it explodes.

Is this possible? or just some Holywood movie thing

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 10:23 AM

View PostXziviT, on Dec 8 2007, 11:45 PM, said:

I saw in a movie a guy using a huge plastic tuve and he put in the tube an air tank then with a hammer he hits the vaulve and the tank hits a tower like a bazooka and it explodes.

Is this possible? or just some Holywood movie thing

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it probly cant because i dont think co2 is flamable

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 11:34 AM

View PostXziviT, on Dec 8 2007, 11:45 PM, said:

I saw in a movie a guy using a huge plastic tuve and he put in the tube an air tank then with a hammer he hits the vaulve and the tank hits a tower like a bazooka and it explodes.

Is this possible? or just some Holywood movie thing


Yes and No.

Yes, it will make a projectile out of the tank and do some real damage.

No, it will not likely explode. That part is mostly Hollywood myth. An explosion requires MORE pressure (of which the tank is constantly venting air and thus losing pressure.. PV = nRT anyone? n dropping substantially, and the volume of the tank is unchanged, thus P must drop too). The only real way to create an explosion was if it was a gas that could ignite and it expanded too fast for the hole where the valve used to be to keep up.
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Posted 09 December 2007 - 05:11 PM

There is no real way to stop this from happening, locktite gets old, people dont rehydro their tanks, and dont play it safei ts sad

Every couple years there is an article just like this one, and everyone tries to raise awarness and nothing ever happens, when stuff like this happens I just feel hopless.
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Posted 09 December 2007 - 08:38 PM

Hey everyone.

I finally bought my own marker after a year of renting. I love the sport and hope to get serious about it. I always was concerned about the C02 tank. Can I leave it with C02 for weeks at a time, off the gun of course without fear of explosion? Is there any way I could release all the C02 safely, without firing the gun off? Thanks,

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