Leaving Tanks Filled Bad?
Posted 24 January 2009 - 06:27 PM
Posted 24 January 2009 - 06:34 PM
...but like said before, if you leave them they will eventually leak air......may take a really long time but they will
so short answer is, no, leaving tanks filled will not cause a problem......just make sure you keep them stored in a cool dry place.....like a garage or in your gear bag.
Posted 24 January 2009 - 09:52 PM
I got home form overseas just before Christmas, and while I was cleaning out a storage unit, I found some old gear that had been in a box for a long time, I'd estimate about 8 years. There was a full 20oz Co2 tank included in the mix, and I decided to weigh it vs. a recently filled one, and found them to be within 2 ounces of each other. Feeling bold, I decided to screw on the tank to one of my old Tippman markers, and it worked like a charm.
So yeah, air may leak out really slowly, but as long as the tank is stored safely, you should have no problems.
Posted 24 January 2009 - 10:16 PM
Posted 25 January 2009 - 01:21 AM
That's why there are burst disks. My friend had one of his pop when his tank was in his gearbag in the back of his truck on a warm sunny day, it was just a loud POP and then a whoosh of gas.
But safety is the number one rule of paintball. Don't jack around with 800, 3000, or 4500 PSI. You can and will be killed by a tank rocket.
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Posted 25 January 2009 - 02:07 AM
You can't always rely on saftey precautions taken by the manufacturer. YOU are the number one contributer to safety. I guess my whole point is, just be safe. Leaving your tanks sit isn't bad at all, just keep them in a stable enviroment and make sure they're within their hydro.
This post has been edited by MIR Sniper: 25 January 2009 - 02:07 AM