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Old 07-30-2008, 04:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Using An Out Of Hydro C02 Tank?

Just wondering what the danger of using an out of hydro tank is. Thanks in advance!
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Old 07-30-2008, 04:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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blowing up.

It's a $20 tank - no reason to risk it.
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Old 07-30-2008, 04:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It's really not that dangerous...

It's dangerous in the same way that eating yogurt past the expiration date is. Do you have enough common sense not to fill a tank that's dented or rusted?
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I ask because I used my out of hydro tank today and when i put it on the gun, it made a loud pop almost like the gun shot. Also, it's extremely hard to screw in. I don't think i'll be using it anymore.
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well, the problems on your gun aren't based on the hydro date. sounds like your valve is acting up.

The hydro test is for the tank itself, not the valve.
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Old 07-30-2008, 05:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Burst disk went?
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Old 07-30-2008, 05:34 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I don't think i'll be fixing it. I got the tank 5 years ago with my first gun and i'll probably just throw it out. The only thing is that it's a full tank, how do I release the air if it doesn't screw in the gun?
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Old 07-30-2008, 05:42 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Just shoot it till it is empty?

The magic governmental number doesnt apply really to using a tank that is already filled, you just arent supposed to fill it.

You could use a wrench to remove the burst disk on the side. Sounds like your oring expanded into place or something.

Try firing the gun while twisting the tank off the asa.

And might I add.. if the hydro costs the same as a new tank, why not get it hydro'd, or is everyone just that wasteful?
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if a car inspection cost the same amount as a brand new car, same as your current one, only brand new... would you get it inspected or get a new car?
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I ask because I used my out of hydro tank today and when i put it on the gun, it made a loud pop almost like the gun shot. Also, it's extremely hard to screw in. I don't think i'll be using it anymore.
Its not the hydro date or the valve itself that is giving you problem. It is the threads on the outside of the pin valve (AKA the Tank Threads) that screw into the ASA are stripped or worn down. I have seend old and abused tanks shoot out from the ASA while unscrewing and screwing them in can be a bear. The threads on the ASA might also be worn down a bit too.
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