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Nickodemus

SCUBA!

Most of you know I play rouge games of woodsball...
I got my own chrono for it and now I have the SCUBA -



Tomorrow my mail order comes in with:
SCUBA Fill Station
Steel Braided Hose, 6 inches, to replace and better fit my A-5
Nitro Fill Nipple for my tank: () is functional but it needs a replacement.
Dye Rhino Tank Cover, 68/71ci, Gray

I don't know anything about tank covers, I hope that is a good one, it should be for the price.
You Wont See Me

Lucky you.

Filling your own tanks is nice. We used to fill our c02 tanks but we havent bothered ggetting our bulk tank refilled once it ran out.,
g36 monkey

about how much does that run you?
and would you be able to just hook up a remote to the tank?
TriggerHappy1

awsome! home filling rocks
Smitty

Nice. I fill my own CO2!
Ghostslinger

diving is fun in itself but add a dash of pb and its awesome! have fun
Nickodemus

g36 monkey wrote:
about how much does that run you?
and would you be able to just hook up a remote to the tank?

A used standard 80 tank will run you about $80. I got mine new, with a boot, and a lifetime warrenty + two 5 year hydrotests for $140. It's a little steep, but it's a good tank. It won't cost me money to test it in the future because of how they warrenty it.
I do not think you could easily run a remote off the tank. Your remote would need a regulator, since the tank only has a valve. Also, the remote would have to have a D-ring to be able to hook up to the scuba tank.
With this tank I will get about 4 good fills in my 68-3000. Ideally, I would have 2 or more scuba tanks, and use one to get the bulk of the air in the 68-3000 and then another scuba tank with higher pressure to bump up the pressure. You always go in the same order to maximise the efficiency. Since it is a volume it is exponential (^3), it takes less mass of air to increase pressure from an already high pressure.
It cost about $2.50 to get the scuba tank filled and $50 for the fill equipment to go from scuba to paintball tank.
The salesman said I like shooting people I should try spear fishing, you can eat those. He was trying to sell a diver certification course. I may get certified sometime, and use the same tank.
tigman250

$2.50 to fill a freaking scuba tank and we pay $5 for a PB tank???

the CO2 welding tanks we use could fill approx 55 20oz CO2 tanks and the welding cylinders cost about $25 to get filled....that's just over $.45 per 20oz tank! that's $275 PB stores make at the standard $5 per fill a cool profit of $250

makes me want to... Ewwww
sinisterNorth

Nice tank. I wish I or one of my friends could fill our own tanks. We talked about it, but that's about it. $2.50 for that tank is awesome. Where would you get it filled?
HS

Looks similar to mine, except mine is black with a blue netting around it. It matches my gun. Cool

Defintely worth the investment.
Nickodemus

sinisterNorth wrote:
$2.50 for that tank is awesome. Where would you get it filled?

It is an 80cu tank. I believe the cu is for cubic feet, that's the volume of air that is compressed into it. Divers and shops mostly refer to it as a standard 80 tank. It is what most people use when they go scuba diving. In the shop they fill it to 3500psi, once it cools it is at around 3200psi.
I live in Florida so there are dive shops all over the place. I could also fill it at some paintball fields, however, that may put debris in my tank since they do not usually filter the compressor as well as dive shops do for their breathing air.
If you are not a registered diver they will still fill you if you write "For paintball only" or something similiar on the tank.
Nickodemus

HS wrote:

Defintely worth the investment.

For me the most value is not having to stop playing to find an open paintball shop to fill my CO2, or go to an overpriced field for the day and then pay for air. With one full scuba tank I will probably be able to shoot about 1 full case of paint so it works out. The price of 28 CO2 refills pays for my Scuba Tank. 28 HPA refills cost me $17.50 in Scuba fills.
redneckdeerhunter

Can you get them in 4500psi? And the tank cover you got is a very good cover, I absolutly love mine...
Nickodemus

redneckdeerhunter wrote:
Can you get them in 4500psi? And the tank cover you got is a very good cover, I absolutly love mine...

Most are 3000. Some between 3000-3500... greater then that and you pay, it would be a special tank. If it was for diving you might as well by a rebreather for the money.
Ghostslinger

never ever ever ever buy a rebreather! there are more fun ways to die than with a rebreather.
Nickodemus

That's another thing that makes me wonder about doing scuba, if the regulator fouls your dead. With some equipment you could put your life on an o-ring. I want to get one of those hookas, air compressor that floats with a hose going down to you in the water... simple.
Ghostslinger

no its just like smoking in a way. the scrubbers will let some co2 back into u. although that oring does make another point.
HS

redneckdeerhunter wrote:
Can you get them in 4500psi? And the tank cover you got is a very good cover, I absolutly love mine...

Yes, but the valves on the tanks are very different than the ones on 3000 or 3300 psi ones.

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