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Posted 20 November 2007 - 04:24 PM

Okay, I was out paintballing, and silly me forgot to check my o-ring... Well, it wasn't there. I was putting it on, and a ton of c02 came out. I figured it was normal (I'ms an idiot :P ) and it burnt the side of my hand. I pulled it back off and realized my hand felt like it was on fire, and now there is a huge mark. Have any of you done this?
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Posted 20 November 2007 - 04:53 PM

Co2 is really cold, so maybe you got a cold burn.....kinda like windburn. But it shouldn't take to long to go away.
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Posted 20 November 2007 - 05:03 PM

View PostRifleman, on Nov 20 2007, 04:53 PM, said:

Co2 is really cold, so maybe you got a cold burn.....kinda like windburn. But it shouldn't take to long to go away.



Yeah, that's what I'm talking about. Okay, so it's nothing to worry about.
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Posted 20 November 2007 - 05:06 PM

It's called "Frostbite". It's bad, mmkay? Check the thread on Winter Safety:

http://forum.specialopspaintball.com/index...showtopic=89054

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 05:12 PM

Well.

You may have not gotten frostbite...its definitely a possiblility your skin just will be a tad uncomortable for a few days.

If it is frostbite you should get it checked out...you will know if its frostbit though...youll get bubbles on skin and it will swell/look nasty.

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 06:20 PM

I think it's just a co2 burn. It doesn't look like frostbite. I once almost got it on a winter camp out.
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Posted 20 November 2007 - 08:48 PM

View PostSaltandVinegar, on Nov 20 2007, 08:20 PM, said:

I think it's just a co2 burn. It doesn't look like frostbite. I once almost got it on a winter camp out.



What happened was you exposed your skin to sub freezing temperatures. It is mild frostbite, meaning you froze part of your hand. The cells are damaged due to expansion from the H2O inside them expanding when frozen. That is why it hurts. It will heal, be careful in the future.
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Posted 20 November 2007 - 08:56 PM

all the people on top are right...i've done this, altough i didnt come in contact with the Co2, the o-ring broke and the tank started to freeze. and when it was drianing i was trying to twist the tank off. anyway, the tank froze to my hand, it hurt...lol...this is yet anouther reason to use compressed air
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Posted 20 November 2007 - 08:57 PM

Frostbite or mild burn, either way. Treat it like it's frostbite. Better to be safe than sorry.
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Posted 20 November 2007 - 09:00 PM

Ive never done this with a paintball tank but have done it with a nitrous tank. I had a big old half dollar blister on my palm for a month. It sucked. I went to the doctor and he said to treat it like you would frostbite.
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Posted 20 November 2007 - 09:06 PM

yeah, I've had that happen to me too, and posted here to see if I was ok, lol. Still have a scar.

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 10:31 PM

View PostWardenWolf, on Nov 20 2007, 04:06 PM, said:

It's called "Frostbite". It's bad, mmkay? Check the thread on Winter Safety:

http://forum.specialopspaintball.com/index...showtopic=89054



Doesn't the effected area turn black when it is frostbite?
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Posted 20 November 2007 - 11:51 PM

View Postkook, on Nov 20 2007, 11:31 PM, said:

Doesn't the effected area turn black when it is frostbite?


Only when its severe, like when your going to lose the limb, toes, or fingers. Unless your playing in a extreme climate, like on top of a mountain or lost in snow for a while, frost bite won't get that bad. If your suffering minor frostbite from exposure do not rub your hands or toes together, you'll run the chance of damaging those tiny blood vessels

But to the topic. Go to the hospital for it: No, you'll be fine.

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Posted 21 November 2007 - 02:27 AM

ok i have had the unfortune of having my hand freeze to a CO2 bottle, it is the most painful thing ever, i had everyone at work try to pull my hand off the bottle, DO NOT DO THIS, IT WILL RIP SKIN......thankfully i was able to tell them all to back off and i stuck my hand in a esky full of room temp. water and my bottle warmed up and i got my hand off, seriously kiddies pay attention when u are filling or emptying co2 bottles
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Posted 21 November 2007 - 10:07 AM

View PostAussie_bloke, on Nov 21 2007, 03:27 AM, said:

ok i have had the unfortune of having my hand freeze to a CO2 bottle, it is the most painful thing ever, i had everyone at work try to pull my hand off the bottle, DO NOT DO THIS, IT WILL RIP SKIN......thankfully i was able to tell them all to back off and i stuck my hand in a esky full of room temp. water and my bottle warmed up and i got my hand off, seriously kiddies pay attention when u are filling or emptying co2 bottles

I had the same exact experience, except with my tongue.
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