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Old 06-11-2018, 04:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does my tank need a Hydro Test?

Haven't played PB in 3 yrs, going to play Saturday. Wondering if my tank is still good. Last hydro'd in December 2013 if I'm reading the tag right (Theres a "12" and a "13" with a C with a little L inside the C between the 12 and 13.). It's a Ninja 50/4500. Tank has held about 1000 PSI in it since its last use, which was about 3 years ago.

NOTE*** I live in Canada where law states that any tank less than 61 cubic inches doesn't require re hydro testing.

SO.... WILL IT BE SAFE TO FILL AND SHOOT? Answers appreciated greatly thanks.
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Old 06-11-2018, 04:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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From what I understand, the tank must be steel or aluminum to be hydro exempt. But if it is steel or aluminum, less than 15 years old, and meets the size requirements, you're set.

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*EDIT*: I looked up your tank, and it will need to be rehydro'd because it is CF.
Incorrect, ANY tank under 61ci. See their examples on the announcement below, I don't know of any 50/4500 which aren't CF.

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From what I understand, the tank must be steel or aluminum to be hydro exempt. But if it is steel or aluminum, less than 15 years old, and meets the size requirements, you're set.

*EDIT*: I looked up your tank, and it will need to be rehydro'd because it is CF.
Damn. Aren't CF tanks good for 5 years without a hydro? And according to badlands carbon fiber tanks are included in the under 61 CU rule: https://www.badlandspaintball.com/bl...ntball-Ta.html

Also could you send me the link to the info you found about my tank? Thanks.
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Damn. Aren't CF tanks good for 5 years without a hydro? And according to badlands carbon fiber tanks are included in the under 61 CU rule: https://www.badlandspaintball.com/bl...ntball-Ta.html

Also could you send me the link to the info you found about my tank? Thanks.
My mistake, I swore they had to be steel/aluminum, I was wrong. Sorry.
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Theres a "12" and a "13" with a C with a little L inside the C between the 12 and 13.
Date of manufacture/first hydro-test. Yes, testing every 5 years is standard (unless noted otherwise on the label). Your tank is exempt, expires in December 2028. Fiber bottles 15 year lifespan, metal 25. Have fun!
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Date of manufacture/first hydro-test. Yes, testing every 5 years is standard (unless noted otherwise on the label). Your tank is exempt, expires in December 2028. Fiber bottles 15 year lifespan, metal 25. Have fun!
Sweeeeeeet! Thanks for all the help guys.
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Date of manufacture/first hydro-test. Yes, testing every 5 years is standard (unless noted otherwise on the label). Your tank is exempt, expires in December 2028. Fiber bottles 15 year lifespan, metal 25. Have fun!
the only thing you have to watch out for is that the field does not have to only follow the law and may have a rule that refuse any tank that has not have any hydrotest in the last 5 years...

they told me that at my local paintball field.. they say it's because of the insurance...
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