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Posted 17 July 2007 - 01:40 PM

I recently got a contract for a Co2 bottle. After hooking up the fill station and bleeding the tank I ran into a problem. The air that I put into my tank was hot, and not cold like it is when I have the tank filled at the local paintball shop. Could this harm the tank? Am I doing anything wrong?
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Posted 17 July 2007 - 07:53 PM

I don't know much about fill stations, but here is what I know.

At my local field, they first dump the tank. Makes it really cold. Then they fill it. When they hand it to you, it is really cold. Sometimes you even get frozen like condensation on it.

At the other field I've played at, they have some kind of pump. They don't drain the tank first. It is kinda warm when they give it back. You can here some type of mech pump. I'm not sure how this works, so I don't want to give any bad information.

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 10:40 AM

View Postag09, on Jul 17 2007, 10:53 PM, said:

I don't know much about fill stations, but here is what I know.

At my local field, they first dump the tank. Makes it really cold. Then they fill it. When they hand it to you, it is really cold. Sometimes you even get frozen like condensation on it.

At the other field I've played at, they have some kind of pump. They don't drain the tank first. It is kinda warm when they give it back. You can here some type of mech pump. I'm not sure how this works, so I don't want to give any bad information.

Found this for you
http://www.ottersccu...om/filling.html


Thank you so much for that website! Seems the problem is the tank has to be chilled to fill it. And if the tank is empty (like it was) you have to fill about 3 ounces first then empty it. Anyways thanks for the help, much appreciated!
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Posted 18 July 2007 - 11:59 AM

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 12:03 PM

Putting about 3 oz of CO2 in first then emptying it is called "purging" It'll chill the tank.

I do hope your CO2 fill station is syphonning .



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