Exploding CO2 Tank! Well, I guess it didn't really "explode"
Posted 18 April 2009 - 07:16 AM
That night I got home, put my gear in the living room, and went up to have a shower. No sooner do I get in the shower than my wife comes running up the stairs screaming the bloodiest death scream that something blew up in the living room! I ran down stairs to find that my faulty CO2 tank had popped and released all of the CO2 in my gear bag (it froze things up pretty good in there)!
What would cause this? Is it fixable (ya, ya, ya, just get an HPA tank; that will fix all your CO2 problems...)? Should I just throw out this tank, or can I refill it again?
That's pronounced Dirte
J&J Ceramic 14" barrel
Posted 18 April 2009 - 07:41 AM
My first thoughts is that the tank was overfilled. When it warmed up a bit the pressure was too much for the pin valve to open. After it was really warmed the disc blew.
No big deal. Replace the disc and reuse it. All part of the paintball experience.
Posted 18 April 2009 - 06:29 PM
That's awesome... Very good to know. I've got some old tanks laying around here, might take them in and see what I can do...
Dusty, I had that happen to me several years ago while ridding with my friend's family down the interstate. I just had the tank (an old 16oz ) sitting in a cardboard box and when it blew it filled the car with Co2 and made a horrendous noise. Luckily my friend's mom kept control of the vehicle and no one was hurt, but it scared the hell out of us. :mellow:
Grim Reapers Paintball
Posted 26 April 2009 - 09:23 PM
i've seen a reg pop on a hpa bottle, nowhere near the mess , but that one frosted over too.
now, i've got a 220 cu ft nitrogen tank, they only fill those to 2200 psi, but i can't imagine that one popping. knock on wood.