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Posted 17 April 2010 - 04:11 PM

When you get a CO2 tank rehydro-tested how do they mark the tank. Do they stamp it into the tank like the original date or just put a sticker on the tank? It seems like they would have to stamp it into the tank. Most of you know a sticker doesn't stay on a CO2 tank very well and will usually just fall off after a few months. Anybody know?
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Posted 21 April 2010 - 12:18 PM

I would have to say stamp. I had a 48/3k steel tank rehydroed before and Crossfire stamped a new date on it.
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Posted 21 April 2010 - 02:53 PM

It's not a legal hydro test If they don't stamp It into the tank.
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Posted 21 April 2010 - 03:14 PM

Co2 tanks that you use to play with are extremely cheap to buy, for the price of having it hydro tested and all the hassle buying a new one is the best option. Unless you are talking about a large refill cascade system type thing then they stamp it i believe.
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Posted 21 April 2010 - 06:37 PM

Oh, I would never get a small CO2 tank re-hydro tested. Just easier to buy a new one. I run a small private paintball field and someone was trying to sell a CO2 tank the other day. The date on it was over 5 years old but they said it had been re-hydro tested recently. I didn't see a new date stamped on it so I declined. Just making sure. I've been told that when the tank is re-hydro tested the date of the test is stamped into the top of the tank in the top row of numbers and that the old date in the lower row of numbers is NOT removed and left alone, but that was years ago. Thanks guys. If anybody else has any more info I'd appreciate it.
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Posted 03 May 2010 - 10:34 AM

I guess I should look into this as I've had tanks sitting around for 7 years or so and never had one tested...I shot one the other day...should I not have?


Ooo in looking over the forums, I've found this was a no no. Weird that this is never explained on the labels of the tanks or the fields I've visited.

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 11:24 AM

its the field/store or who ever fills your tank to check the date on the tanks and inform you if its near its date..

my friends co2 tank was up at the end of October (last year) and we went paintball around the 25th.. same person filled his tank all day and told him every single time your tank is gonna be no good in a few days.. despite the fact he kept saying I KNOW!
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Posted 04 May 2010 - 02:14 PM

How much does a re-hydro test generally cost?
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Posted 04 May 2010 - 05:04 PM

$12 to $30 depending on your area.

Metal co2 tanks 2" and under in diameter do ot need to be hydro tested. Typically this is the 9, 7, 4, and 3.5 ounce tanks. I also know there are a few relly odd sizes that have been custom made...but if they fall in under the 2" mark they are good for no hydro.
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Posted 04 May 2010 - 06:33 PM

Krazy8, on May 4 2010, 08:04 PM, said:

$12 to $30 depending on your area.

Metal co2 tanks 2" and under in diameter do ot need to be hydro tested. Typically this is the 9, 7, 4, and 3.5 ounce tanks. I also know there are a few relly odd sizes that have been custom made...but if they fall in under the 2" mark they are good for no hydro.

I heard chrom-moly or something doesn't ever need it?
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Posted 05 May 2010 - 04:36 AM

Thumper113, on May 4 2010, 02:24 PM, said:

its the field/store or who ever fills your tank to check the date on the tanks and inform you if its near its date..

my friends co2 tank was up at the end of October (last year) and we went paintball around the 25th.. same person filled his tank all day and told him every single time your tank is gonna be no good in a few days.. despite the fact he kept saying I KNOW!


Actually it is the responsibility of the player to make sure their tanks are in hydro. If you don't know how to read the hydro date there are threads existing that describe how to check. You can also do a google search to find the info.

Most, if not all, fields will refuse to fill a tank that is not in hydro. If that is the only tank you have you will have to borrow or rent a tank to play that day.
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