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Paintball Tank?

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Unread postAuthor: Foxx » Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:50 pm

Hey guys, I have been thinking about how to make it easier to fill my pneumatic gun. Anyway, my question is, how would you go about connecting a paintball tank to a pneumatic gun? (Not actually ATTACHED, but able to be connected and disconnected just to fill the chamber) BTW, my current fill valve is a schrader valve (probably not a great choice, I know) Any advice/help would be greatly appreciated.
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Unread postAuthor: cannon monkey » Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:53 pm

are you planing using hpa paintball tank ( high pressure air ) or c02
or you going modify the tank so you can fill it with another schrader valve
??? i just did this so i can help alot :D
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Unread postAuthor: Foxx » Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:56 pm

glad to hear you can help me out. So I happen to be lucky enough to be in possession of a large air tank (used for an oxy/acetlyne welder) and I thought I could use that to fill up a paintball tank with air. I just need to figure out how to get air into the paintball tank, then out of it into the gun.
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Unread postAuthor: cannon monkey » Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:57 pm

do u have msn or any messenger ( i got them all) much easyer talk there ( im not use to using fourms )
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Unread postAuthor: Foxx » Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:59 pm

I have AIM. noah93fox
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Unread postAuthor: Biopyro » Thu Jun 04, 2009 4:31 pm

Please post the results of your discussion here (cost mainly) I've been thinking of getting a hpa setup for my hp pneumatic.
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Unread postAuthor: Foxx » Thu Jun 04, 2009 4:37 pm

didn't find out the cost yet, but if you have a paintball tank and a place to fill it, i don't think it will be that expensive
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Unread postAuthor: Biopyro » Thu Jun 04, 2009 4:48 pm

I have neither! I'm talking about the whole setup, reg, fill attachment, tank.

That's a really nice, neat gun by the way.
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Unread postAuthor: Foxx » Thu Jun 04, 2009 4:49 pm

thank you!
and i really dont know how much it will cost. im in the same position as you. i havent really planned it out yet
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Unread postAuthor: thedeathofall » Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:06 pm

well depending on the size, the tank will cost you $15-$85 USD small 9 oz paintball tanks cost about $15 around my house. Most 5 lb Co2 tanks will cost about $75-$85 unless you can find them used. anything bigger, and it gets really expensive.

A decent regulator will cost about $45-$95 online. im not sure about in stores. Palmer regs are considered the best and cost the most.

You will probably have to buy a thread converter attachment to use NPT fittings.

hose and fittings are probably another $25-$30.

Im not really sure about the rest.

Dont quote me on any of these prices as they can vary. This is just what i have seen.
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Unread postAuthor: Solar » Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:11 pm

The Palmer regs are good. I use the SIDELINE STABILIZER from them. If you use a quick connect FILL NIPPLE, not just the regular nipple, it will conatin the air for you is you disconnect the hose line(but you would need to bleed it first)
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Unread postAuthor: ssgnort » Thu Jun 04, 2009 8:39 pm

I agree use a palmer regulator. This is the setup i used.
http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/paintba ... 18118.html
Works well for me.
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