Scuba or paintball guys in Austin

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Dust, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. Dust

    Dust Active Member

    I have been trying to find a place in the Austin, preferably North Austin area that can fill up sacuba air tanks. Does anyone know of a shop that does 4500 psi tanks. I know most can do 3000, but don't know about 4500.
     


  2. Jeff-Tex

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    Try welding shops, that's where I get my keg co2 bottle filled.

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  3. Dust

    Dust Active Member

    Looking for air, not CO2, edited the OP
     
  4. Dust

    Dust Active Member

    anyone?
     
  5. CALI

    CALI Active Member

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    Yes, majority are 3000 PSI and the only people I know are already out of business. I'm assuming you are certified and has all the paper work to get that tank filled no matter what the purpose is...

    Some paintball places can go beyond 4500 PSI but they will not fill it up for you because of insurance.
     
  6. Dust

    Dust Active Member

    What certification does owning a HPA tank have, aside from inspection of said tank?
     
  7. CALI

    CALI Active Member

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    You can own anything but most scuba places should require a scuba diving certification before an airfill unless they make you sign a waiver.

    If you're just talking about an HPA tank for paintball such as the one they use for your marker then you are fine. It's obvious it's being use for paintball. Even then I don't think bringing a composite 68 ci inch tank will not be filled at a Scuba store.

    I played paintball for 10 years and I know the ins and outs of paintball fill stations. Scuba tank is old school now and may not be even allowed in most of the paintball places unless you don't tell. Plus it's kinda useless bringing it to a paintball place since they fill your tank for free all day as long as you paid to play.

    I highly advise to just buy an extra steel HPA tanks if you want spares or back up at a cheap price. Plus you may only pull 2 or 3 fills with your scuba tank rated at 4500 PSI. You will see a lot of drop in pressure the first time you transfer compressed air to your HPA tank.

    Just a a friendly suggestion and good luck. I don't play paintball anymore since it got more expensive than a real steel.

    CALI
     
  8. Dust

    Dust Active Member

    I have a scuba cert, but I am looking to HPA for an airgun. I don't think that the 80 cf tank will be much of a problem to fill, as long as I don't tell them what the air is for. Will be used to fill a 13 or 22ci tank up to 3000 psi.
     
  9. biglucky

    biglucky Well-Known TGT Supporter

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    nevermind...
     
  10. CALI

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    They might...The other problem is that the regular HPA, CO2 tanks etc. has different fill niples/fittings. You may end up making your own fill station adapter to accept their fittings.
     

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