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|03-10-2012, 01:08 PM||#21 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Southern Maine
I've talked to the local hydrotester before about paintball. He does scuba, fire, paintball, soda, etc. And he says that only paintballers treat their tanks well.
He rarely fails paintball tanks from the expansion test. However, he fails MANY tanks because they used loctite, and the threads were ruined when the valve was removed. Loctite is never supposed to be used becuase of that, and because it can make the tanks MORE likely to be rockets if it clogs the safety vent.
Personally, I've seen many co2 tank rockets. All back in the late 80s, early 90s. This was back before the valves had vents.
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|03-10-2012, 04:14 PM||#22 (permalink)|
I've never seen one fail personally. At Wayne's World, there's a tank they had blown up on purpose to show what it would look like and to always be cautious when filling. My local Pro/ Scuba-shop does the following when filling:
|03-12-2012, 12:55 AM||#24 (permalink)|
I wasn't there for it but we had it on the security cams.. We sent a tank to get hydro'ed and they may have messed up the threads.. well at 1000PSI the threads failed and launched the tank. Nobody was hurt and the wall had a comical Willie Coyote style tank shaped hole through it.
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|03-12-2012, 01:15 AM||#25 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Pics of exploded tanks.
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Here's the story behind it:
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|03-12-2012, 03:16 AM||#27 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2010
Timmy: that incident was long ago before either of us were employed there, please don't reshare that story outside the semi-anonymity of the Internet.
Ta2maki: thanks for that vid, it cleared some stuff up for me and taught me even more.
Gamer: those links needed to be posted here, thanks
|03-13-2012, 08:03 PM||#28 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Vancouver, BC
Oh bjezus....yeah, thank god those things are build to last. Besides the tanks being made out of fibre they usually put some extra 2-3 layers of special stuff to make sure it can hold stress. If that hapenned at the indoor paintball pace I play at you would get REALLY easily injured. But to answer, no I have not.
|03-13-2012, 09:17 PM||#30 (permalink)|
Yes, that is a joke ---->
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