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Old 04-28-2011, 10:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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6000 nitrogen

So im trying to do some math..

used scuba tank and fill station: $125
6 pumpers play all day on $7 of scuba air off a single tank.
gasoline to get the sucker filled: $10

or..
pass the hat and lease a 505 cu ft 6000 psi nitrogen tank...
lease the tank @ $0.17/day = $62/year
fill the tank @ $65/fill

questions

how many 45ci fills can you get off a 505 cuft tank @ 6000psi at 2500psi/fill?

what kind of fill station?
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Old 04-28-2011, 11:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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While it doesn't go up to 6K, here's a tool that will some some of the math for you:

Filling a Paintball tank from a Scuba Tank

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Wow, is the SCUBA shop that far from you ($10, gas)? Sounds like I owe you at least a couple pitchers.

I'm happy to assist/contribute to a bulk tank rental/fills. I was thinking about buying another scuba tank and helping with a communal air solution makes more sense. FYI - Those bulk tanks weigh 500+ lbs.

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Have you considered a group buy for a small compressor - like the Tom Kaye "Shoebox"? I think Chappy has/had one. IIRC they cost less than $700.

Another option to look at - what about a booster and a small (shop style) compressor to "stretch-out" SCUBA, bulk tank fills.
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Old 04-28-2011, 11:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
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..Those bulk tanks weigh 500+ lbs.
I don't think there are that heavy. I've moved a few by myself. hand trucks do wonders.

Section8 cola needs a better gas solution. Im not sure more scubas is the answer.


btw: I just chronoed your evo. 271, 269, 269 (w/ reball)
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the tom kaye compresser is not the answer either it is for the shop guy who needs a tank of air a day or so... just letting you know. Would not work to fill every ones tanks for out law ball...
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I will donated/assist for the bulk tank as well.....
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Old 04-28-2011, 12:44 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I don't think there are that heavy. I've moved a few by myself. hand trucks do wonders.

Section8 cola needs a better gas solution. Im not sure more scubas is the answer.


btw: I just chronoed your evo. 271, 269, 269 (w/ reball)
My bad - my comment should have read that "a communal solution makes more sense" .. than additional scuba tanks.

Woot! Can't wait to shoot her this weekend. Another pitcher.

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I fiddled with some numbers and a 500 cu' tank @ 6K should be good for 80+ (2.5K) fills. The numbers get far better if you regulate all fills down to 2.5-3K.

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I fiddled with some numbers and a 500 cu' tank @ 6K should be good for 80+ (2.5K) fills. The numbers get far better if you regulate all fills down to 2.5-3K. -
my bulk co2 tanks are up for lease renewal and im thinking about turning them back in - maybe going nitrogen instead - or at least give it a try for a while see how it works out.
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FYI - Those bulk tanks weigh 500+ lbs.
No they don't. I use to load them in the back of pickups. They are heavy, but not 500+.

I currently run 6 scubas. If I had it to do over again I would have gone with a 6k bulk tank.
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my bulk co2 tanks are up for lease renewal and im thinking about turning them back in - maybe going nitrogen instead - or at least give it a try for a while see how it works out.
Nice. Let us know how we can help.
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This is an excellent topic and would not mean to hijack but what kind of fill station would you guys use or buy to tap into one of the bulk tanks. I have though of this myself and also wanted a good solution. Is there already premade fill stations for this?
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