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Unread postAuthor: Flying_Salt » Sun Nov 26, 2006 6:07 pm

I noticed that air compressors are very expensive. After some thinking, I came up with this theory. What if you could fill an air tank with air from a normal pump to it's max pressure (~120 psi average I think) then use that for blowgun valves or for filling pneumatiics?
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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Sun Nov 26, 2006 6:18 pm

Yes. I've got an 11 gallon one that I top off after I'm done using it. You could probably hook it up to a small 30 dollar automotive compressor as well.
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Sun Nov 26, 2006 6:21 pm

If you want to carry a portable air tank back and forth. Is that what you mean? Just adds a extra step, but makes it portable.
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Unread postAuthor: Flying_Salt » Sun Nov 26, 2006 6:22 pm

Great, so I could use that on a cloud?
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Unread postAuthor: MisterSteve124 » Sun Nov 26, 2006 6:27 pm

yeah if u use a 11gallon one like mark. It has to be pretty big especially because it can't continue to pump while your shooting.
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Unread postAuthor: Flying_Salt » Sun Nov 26, 2006 6:38 pm

Still, that's significantly cheaper than a big 'ol Husky.
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Unread postAuthor: Bluetooth » Sun Nov 26, 2006 6:55 pm

You could make like a backpack thing out of pvc pipe and fittings and pump that up and use it as a tank.
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Unread postAuthor: sergeantspud2 » Sun Nov 26, 2006 8:40 pm

I bought a 5 gallon tank for $20 at Sears and built a little backpack for it. It looks like a jet pack :lol: But hey I carry it around and have portable air wherever in my garage (for spudguns of course) or around the house.
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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Mon Nov 27, 2006 6:40 am

If you want nearly unlimited air, get a SCUBA tank.

Won't last forever filling big guns, but on smaller pneumatics, you'd wear yourself out trying to empty a SCUBA tank.

I found one in our shed, (:D), yesterday, and I am throroughly happy. All I have to do now is find a regulator, (fixed), to get the pressure down to 300 PSI, and then just connect a husky regulator to that and connect that to a hose and a female quick disconnect.

Refills cost barely nothing if I were to take it to the fire station, or I could get it filled at the dive shop, which only costs slightly more than a CO<sub>2</sub> fill at a paintball shop.
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