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CO2 & HPA Air Tanks, check your hydro dates!!!! A little sage advice from the meow-man Rate Topic: ***** 1 Votes

#46 User is offline   Evil Fingers 

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 03:26 AM

View Postmrwaffles, on May 26 2008, 09:32 AM, said:

I read this thread and didn't really understand it or im reading it wrong or looking at my tank wrong. So maybe you can help me.

It is a 20oz CO2 tank.

TOP: DOT-3AL1800 BL 191602
BOTTOM: TC-3ALM124 CLIFF DIV05 (some symbol here) 02 1.25 CO2

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Youre better off buying another 20oz tank, cause it will cost you alot more to rehydro a Co2 Tank than what you paid for one before.
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Posted 27 May 2008 - 07:55 PM

View PostEvil Fingers, on May 27 2008, 06:26 AM, said:

Youre better off buying another 20oz tank, cause it will cost you alot more to rehydro a Co2 Tank than what you paid for one before.

So I take it the tank needs to be rehydroed? If so, it's going in the trash.

That brings to mind antother question.. How should I despose of a tank?

I also have a 12oz.. Here is the info:

DOT-3AL1800 BN 055337
TC-3ALM124 CLIFFDIV 03 (symbol thing) 02

Thanks again.

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 09:33 PM

You can throw it out or find somewhere to dispose of it who collects metals to melt down. Take the valve off if you can, or at the very least drill a hole in the tank so it cannot be filled. So no one finds it at the trash dump and tries to use it.
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Posted 11 July 2008 - 07:42 PM

thanks so much i see it says 06/08, this is the date right?
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Post icon  Posted 10 August 2008 - 06:31 PM

View PostTyger, on Feb 6 2005, 07:58 AM, said:

Finally went to play tonight. Broke out the Fusion camo set (review coming soon) and went to an indoor field that just opened up around here. But somehting happened that I'd like to share with the group, and give you some sage advice from an old paintball player.

I brought with me two air tanks to get filled. I noticed that the guys filling the tanks were just putting them on the ASA and filling, not looking at the tanks at all. So when he handed my tank back to me, I asked him "What's the hydro date on my tank?"

He just looked at me, and said "No clue, dude."

I had two 20 ounce tanks filled. One was dated 06@00, the other 07@03. They DID look at the second tank after I mentioned it, a PMI pure energy CO2 tank, and it had a "re-test date" on it, but they both didn't know how to look for the stamped "born on" date on the Co2 tanks.

By law, all compressed air tanks must have the month and year they were created. On the top of your air tank you'll see a series of numbers, and you'll see a series on there that have a number set that should look like 00@00 or similar. This is the 'born on' date of your air tank. Depending on when your tank was created, you'll need to get it tested periodically.

METAL Co2 tanks need to be tested every 5 years. If your tank is under 2 inches in diameter and less than 2 feet in lenght, then you do not need to get it checked. So 12 and 20 ounce tanks WILL need to be tested every 5 years.

FIBER WRAPPED tanks (HPA / Co2) must be re-checked every 3 years, no matter the size or compression they can hold. They also have a lifespan of 15 years, and after that they are disposed of.

(Source : http://www.vm68.com/...egulations.html If you want to see the RARE exemptions of the hydro rule, go to that site.)

If you don't know how to check your tank for the hydro date, don't fear. Here's a link on how to read a nitrogen bottle label And I've been looking for a good "pic" of the hydro date on CO2 tanks, but I can't find one easily out here. It should be easy to find, however. If not, I'll take a pic of mine and show you all.

So, before you play next time, CHECK YOUR TANKS!!!! If the staff doesn't look, you should. Just remember that when you shoulder your paintgun, you've got 12 ounces of 1800 PSI compressed CO2 (or higher if you run Nitro!) on your shoulder or on your back if you run remote. It's for YOUR safety that you check to see if your tank is in code. Not to mention it's just a good idea anyway. If you need your tank re-hydroed, talk to your local field owner, or hit up the web for several places you can send your tank in for testing.

Play safe, have fun!

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Trust me I know my hydros from scubadiving and I always check them but I have a 9oz brass eagle tank that has no hydro so im wondering what I should do with it and also Im wondering if you can post something for how 2 work a remote line properly because Im new to them and I always end up wasting tons of co2 connecting them 2 my marker
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Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:32 AM

9 ounce CO2 tanks are exempt from hydro under the 2 foot by 2 inch rule.

For a remote line - Put the quick disconnect end on your gun. Screw in the tank. Tighten the knob.
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Posted 22 August 2008 - 08:22 PM

alright. I see about fiber wrapped tanks... but what about 100% carbon fiber tanks? im assuming every 3 years.
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Posted 20 January 2009 - 11:05 PM

I know I'm necroposting but all this talk about having to get tanks rehydroed makes me glad I only use 12ies :)

Edit: Of course those come with their own problems and fun :)

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 12:59 PM

Could someone help me with my 14 ounce tank

Sticker reads Light weight alloy steel cylinder

Stamping reads:

DOT-E11770-1800 M9001 1A00 A0

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 02:15 AM

View PostButlermilitia, on Jan 23 2009, 01:59 PM, said:

Could someone help me with my 14 ounce tank

Sticker reads Light weight alloy steel cylinder

Stamping reads:

DOT-E11770-1800 M9001 1A00 A0

Thanks


http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/staticfiles/PHMSA..._2007010434.pdf

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 04:21 PM

Good info here, but lots of out of date links. At time of posting, this write-up:
http://www.pbnation....d.php?t=2059688
...was the best I found for 5mins of Google searching. Nice work as always, sartek.
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Posted 04 June 2009 - 06:19 PM

the links have since been fixed. in the write-up.
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Posted 27 March 2010 - 08:13 PM

I have this tank that is soooo old, its hydro ended in like 02 and it still hold air better than the newer ones
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Posted 27 March 2010 - 09:34 PM

How exactly does it hold air better than new ones? That's like saying that one companies milk jugs hold the milk better than another's. I can understand if it feels better or something, but holding the air better makes no sense. And you have gotten it rehydroed, right?
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Posted 27 March 2010 - 09:46 PM

Lolz.

I think you may be wrong jake.
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