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Old 08-11-2006, 12:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Co2 in carbon fiber?

Can you fill carbon fiber tanks with co2? I'm not familiar at all with carbon fiber tanks so was wondering if that's ok for them. I guess the concern is the temp as they can obviously take the pressure. Can you switch back and forth between Co2 and HPA? I see a few on e-bay that are in my price range and want to know before I bid.
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Old 08-11-2006, 06:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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This has been brought up before and it has been done, however it isn't the safest of things if you're looking to switch back and forth. The main issue to be concerned about is the carbons strength weakening. With Co2 contracting and pressure expanding the tank, it would weaken the tank after a period of time. And that would leave it unsafe. Hope this somewhat helps.
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I'd think they'd make you have it re-hydro'd if you did that.
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Thanks the one on e-bay was expired in 99 anyway so there's no reason for me to get it.

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Old 08-12-2006, 07:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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buying a cheap nitro tank and getting it tested is often a good way to do it. Most people who sell the out of date tanks on ebay don't realize how easy it is to get them tested. It depends on the price of course but I'd say don't worry about getting them hydro'd

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I think it was a 114/4500 for about $30. I just got an email saying I can get it if I want as the winner backed out because he thought it was a nitro tank. I'm confused, at 4500 psi you should be able to put anything you want in it. Besides for $15 I can get brand new 20oz tanks from action village. I 'm also getting a Smart PArts On/Off asa adapter so I don't need to get on offs for each tank.
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Old 08-14-2006, 01:23 PM   #7 (permalink)
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You can use Co2 in a HPA tank. You cant use the standard reg ( screw-in or adjustable) on the tank, but put a standard CO2 valve on it and go to town, and while your at it, anti-siphon it for your gun, helps alot!

If you want to go back to using it with HPA, just take the Co2 valve off, and reinstall reg. There is no saftey concerns going back and forth, There has been huge discussions about it over on Tinkers guild, search there for better explaination. With the proper saftey discs (Burst discs) there is no problem. It doesnt get THAT cold to delaminate the wrap and liner.

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