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Old 08-15-2008, 03:32 PM   #51 (permalink)
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So I'm calling a split decision on this, yes your bottle is exempt from pressure testing, no its not exempt from visual requalification.
I would say it is a split decision, but not for the reasons of visual requalification (For the reasons sartek stated).

But for the fact that all steel tanks handle the conditions in paintball very poorly. They scratch, then rust. Moly tanks are no exception, since they seem to rust the worst. (at least, the applcations used for moly tanks, ie rentals, seem to be abused the most).

This is important since it is the fill-techs job to inspect every tank, and refuse to fill any that look unsafe, for any reason. That is there perogative.

Its important to remember that the DOT regulations refer to transportation, and not the actual filling. I've been to fields that would fill out-of-hydro tanks for there rentals, believing it was still legal since they would never leave the property.
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Old 08-16-2008, 07:23 AM   #52 (permalink)
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I would say it is a split decision, but not for the reasons of visual requalification (For the reasons sartek stated).

But for the fact that all steel tanks handle the conditions in paintball very poorly. They scratch, then rust. Moly tanks are no exception, since they seem to rust the worst. (at least, the applcations used for moly tanks, ie rentals, seem to be abused the most).

This is important since it is the fill-techs job to inspect every tank, and refuse to fill any that look unsafe, for any reason. That is there perogative.

Its important to remember that the DOT regulations refer to transportation, and not the actual filling. I've been to fields that would fill out-of-hydro tanks for there rentals, believing it was still legal since they would never leave the property.
I have some steel scuba tanks, and if the air going in is dry, (breathing quality) they can last for years, but they still require a visual inspection. Internal rust is a problem with steel tanks, even with dry air though. Aluminum scuba tanks can also be subject to internal corrosion and pitting as well. Paintball tanks probably are no different, and potentialy worse due to people filling them with questionable (moist) air and they tend to get more fill cycles in a shorter time.
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Old 08-16-2008, 04:09 PM   #53 (permalink)
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Old 10-07-2008, 08:16 PM   #54 (permalink)
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if 3.5 make sure get filled right or pop disk not many know how or have scale to do so. that mind have fun with what ever tank you get.
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Old 06-03-2010, 06:17 PM   #55 (permalink)
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Ok i bought a 4oz tank it is Paintball - Cheap Paintball Guns, Gear and Paintball Equipment

it is under 2/2 so am i exempt on hydro testing?

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Ok i bought a 4oz tank it is Paintball - Cheap Paintball Guns, Gear and Paintball Equipment

it is under 2/2 so am i exempt on hydro testing?

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No. If you look on the side of the tank it says "HYDRO TEST BEFORE 1/11/11" or whatever date.
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but now I just know that unless I'm filling it myself I always clearly state to the fill station personnel the exact amount that the tank can hold as i hand it to them.
I have a few 7oz tanks. I tossed one because it was not DOT 3E. Not sure what make. None of them have stamped 7oz in the metal, and the stickers have all but worn off of them all.

7oz tanks are semi rare. don't see too many. They are very close to a 9oz tank being only 2 oz difference. So I always say "7 ounces". I have never had an issue, but I always tell them that.

On the topic of exemption.. I was going to say something, but after the hammering in this thread on the subject it looks like its been ironed out.

But on the topic of fill jockies and miss filling. I am sure there are jockies that have no clue about the exemptions etc, but I know that one of the local fields, Paintball depot, at the field and at their stores, Always checks the tank date, and the DOT. Every time I bring a 7 oz they check it. even if its the same one. they are some what religious about it. I can't say the same about every field.
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I have a few 7oz tanks. I tossed one because it was not DOT 3E. Not sure what make. None of them have stamped 7oz in the metal, and the stickers have all but worn off of them all.

7oz tanks are semi rare. don't see too many. They are very close to a 9oz tank being only 2 oz difference. So I always say "7 ounces". I have never had an issue, but I always tell them that.

On the topic of exemption.. I was going to say something, but after the hammering in this thread on the subject it looks like its been ironed out.

But on the topic of fill jockies and miss filling. I am sure there are jockies that have no clue about the exemptions etc, but I know that one of the local fields, Paintball depot, at the field and at their stores, Always checks the tank date, and the DOT. Every time I bring a 7 oz they check it. even if its the same one. they are some what religious about it. I can't say the same about every field.
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