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Unread postAuthor: Zippster » Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:11 pm

I'm very proud of my lil' backyard ass-kicker, but as far as practicality in airsoft wars goes, beyond making an MG nest out of a compressor, its useless. I was wondering if it was safe to use regulated CO2 for a PVC strafer. I figured that as long as the parts that retain the pressure are metal , it would be safe, but when it comes to potential PVC shrapnel, I want to be sure.

If it would work, what costs might I expect to see if I do convert to CO2? And once I get a tank, how would I even fill it?

I don't paintball, and have never used this stuff before, so any feedback from anyone who actually knows what they're doing would be well appreciated.
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Unread postAuthor: benstern » Fri Jan 11, 2008 11:46 pm

use a regulator to get it down to 75-90 psi.
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Unread postAuthor: Zippster » Sat Jan 12, 2008 11:33 pm

I just realized that I posted in the wrong forum, sorry for that. But where would I get the CO2? Would I have to order it, or would I get it from Academy or a field or something. Thanks for the help.
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Unread postAuthor: cwazy1 » Sat Jan 12, 2008 11:53 pm

co2 small paintball tanks you buy for like 20$ it comes in 12 or 20oz. a fill for one of these would be like 2$ at a paintball shop

a co2 bulk tank will run you about 50-100$ for a tank and 20$ a fill.

then you would have to get a regulator. either regs, for either bulk or small paintball, will run you about 20-30$
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Unread postAuthor: Drop that Sound » Thu Feb 07, 2008 4:02 pm

I currently use a 20lb take and I go to the local welding supply. Costs about 25 bucks to fill. I use c02 in both my pnuematic guns regulated at 140 psi. The thing you want to watch out for is tipping the tank to the side as the liquid will start freezing up the hose. Luckily I noticed in time :) Also the more you use the tank the less pressure will develop as it gets colder.
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Unread postAuthor: ghostman01 » Fri Mar 07, 2008 7:06 am

thats CO2 for ya lol
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