Botched Hydro Test, HELP! They messed up my reg and i just found out
Posted 02 August 2011 - 10:23 PM
Well, its next season. Took it to Jax to get a charge because I wanted to make paintball a regular hobby again and of course... IT WONT HOLD A CHARGE!!!! It has a substantial leak and the scuba company returned it to me defective.
I've talked to my friend Brad (who's something of a... I don't know... one of those DBs you hate at the field that are extremely pompous and talk big but can back it up with there semi-pro sponsorships, new markers every season, and flawless game play... seriously hate that guy in his element, great to grab a beer with though) and in his best opinion there is an O-ring that wasn't seated properly in the reg neck. I trust his judgment in this matter, however I'm understandably squeamish when it comes to repairing an HPA system myself. Pretty much flat out wont do it, I don't enjoy death.
The reason I haven't just taken it back to the scuba company and demanded they rectify this issue is because it was last season and of course I didn't keep a receipt, plus they messed it up in the first place. Personally, I no longer trust a SCUBA COMPANY to work on my PAINTBALL TANK!
It's a DYE THROTTLE 4500psi 71ci if that sheds any light on the situation.
Is there any way I can fix this? I need any advise on who I can take it to or send it to, and how much that may entail. Any thoughts would be much obliged.
Posted 03 August 2011 - 02:22 PM
You may be able to send it back to DYE, or just do it yourself.
I've never needed to do it, but removing the reg isn't as scary as it seems. Plenty of players do it for when they travel by plane (requirement), they just screw it off before flying then re-install before play. If you've never screwed up installing macroline fittings, which you typically trust to hold back anywhere from 400-1200 psi, then working w/ the big, beefy threads (comparatively) on a regulator shouldn't be that daunting.
You bought the brand, not my allegiance.
Posted 03 August 2011 - 11:15 PM
If it is the regulator that is damaged and you think it is salvageable, talk to Dye and see what they can do. Personally, as stated earlier in my reply, I would get a new reg from Crossfire. You can purchase a new regulator for $33 plus shipping.