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Post icon  Posted 14 August 2008 - 06:25 PM

is it possible for me to use a 30 lb tank to fill?
i was told if i have an anti syphon i just have to mount the 30lb tank upside down but im not sure if 30lbs is even enough
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Posted 14 August 2008 - 06:27 PM

Don't do it unless you've been trained at a field or local gas supply company.

They'll tell you how to do it when you ask them to teach you.

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 06:27 PM

Just get a siphon tube installed...its easier and safer.

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 06:34 PM

but is a 30lb enough
siphon or not
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Posted 14 August 2008 - 06:36 PM

You cant fill a tank with gaseous c02 it has to be liquid...so you need a siphon tube...and yes 30 lbs is enough to fill tanks.

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 06:38 PM

okay well i will probalby just get a 30lb for now till i get to buying or renting a 50lb i have to check on what it is for a siphoned 50lb tomorow
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Posted 14 August 2008 - 06:40 PM

How about a 20 oz to a 3.5 oz? How could I do that? I can find some scales to measure out the 3.5 oz's.

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 06:49 PM

You would need a specially adapted fill station.

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 06:55 PM

Yes you can fill a 3.5 with a 20oz. BUT, you'd lose alot of the 20oz for the cooling purge and you run the risk of cooling off the 20. Which wouldn't help filling at all.
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Posted 14 August 2008 - 06:58 PM

i think that is pointless get a 20 or 30lb tank and set up a fill station
you save money and wont lose as much co2
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Posted 14 August 2008 - 07:00 PM

You can flip the 30 bottle upside down and use a fill station and scale with this method. You will need to adapt or fabricate a tank rack to be able to do this.

We used to do this very thing- when we traveled for paintball promos on military bases. It works well- but have someone help you set it up. Use caution.

For the larger bottles, in an area that has a lot of paintball fields, you can ask the local gas supplier for a bottle for paintball. If they do not know what you mean, just rent a 50 from them with an anti-siphon already installed. There can be a lot of headaches from owning your own bottles and some suppliers jack the prices up so you have to rent.

You can also get the 30’s filled or exchanged at some Liquor stores and some Hydroponics stores.

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 07:09 PM

thats the thing i bought my fill station from, my friend who had a anti siphon 50lb tank he just had it mounted on a stand and strapped to the wall and it worked very well for him i just wanted to know if i would be able to fill with only a 30lb tank i dont care about your fancy siphon tubes i promise im not a UNINTELLIGENT DONKEY and i wont die
ppl kept "beating around the bush" and telling me all but what i needed to know but i do thank you for the help no matter what
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oh and i am getting all my tanks and fills from the local bottling works just across town so i aint goin no farther for some fancy stuff cause it'll fill better since im not filling big time just for me my friends and maybe a few randoms willing to pay
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Posted 14 August 2008 - 07:17 PM

View Postrusso2, on Aug 14 2008, 09:09 PM, said:

thats the thing i bought my fill station from, my friend who had a anti siphon 50lb tank he just had it mounted on a stand and strapped to the wall and it worked very well for him i just wanted to know if i would be able to fill with only a 30lb tank i dont care about your fancy siphon tubes i promise im not a UNINTELLIGENT DONKEY and i wont die
ppl kept "beating around the bush" and telling me all but what i needed to know but i do thank you for the help no matter what
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Here's the deal- I am just trying to give you some information. It is up to you what to do with it. The way your friend has his 50 mounted is the legal required way. Bottles must be secure and must be chained or strapped into place. This is to avoid and accidental loss of the valve and make that bottle a rocket.

Yes, you can fill off a 30- but unless you flip the bottle over- you are not going to get any fills. Also, please use commas and periods- it is hard to read your posts.

View PostBAGELS, on Aug 14 2008, 08:40 PM, said:

How about a 20 oz to a 3.5 oz? How could I do that? I can find some scales to measure out the 3.5 oz's.


Honestly, you would be better off having a larger bottle to fill off of. You would lose too much air in the chill process to fill the 3.5.

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 07:19 PM

i'm not in school i don't feel like typing correctly.
and i forgot to say his tank was upside down, he built a stand in a corner and strapped the tank to the wall and had the platform raised and filled basically from the floor.

lol i was being a IGNORAMUS there sorry.
i guess they are hard to read.
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Posted 14 August 2008 - 07:20 PM

Hmm trading the tank in for one with a syphon tube or $20 for a siphon tube or an 80lb tank (total weight) placed upside down in a garage? Which one makes more sense?

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