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Old 07-19-2007, 10:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Refilling a Paintball Cylinder at home?

I want to try out the Red Sea CO2 Pro System (Paintball Regulator). I plan on refilling a 20 oz paintball from an extra 10 lb cylinder I have. What equipment do I need in order to do that? Also, if I go the disposable CO2 cylinder route, how much are the replacements?



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Old 07-20-2007, 09:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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I guess no one refills these cylinders at home or plays paintball?

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Old 07-20-2007, 10:25 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yesterday while searching the internet for information on the pressure relief valves on CO2 tanks I found a couple of sites that talked about refilling paintball cylinder. I tried to find them again today but I can't come up with the right key words. But I did find this link ...
http://home.hiwaay.net/~ispellan/Co2.html
Towards the end it talks about how to do refills.
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Here's another you might want to look at ...
http://www.ottersccustoms.com/filling.html
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Default Re: Refilling a Paintball Cylinder at home?

You can refill paintball tanks at Sports Authority or ****'s Sporting Goods on the East coast, around $4. The 20oz tank is not a disposable tank. I've seen equipment to refill paintball tanks yourself on ebay but the price was rather high at the time I looked. But it looks like prices did came down.

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BTW, I do have the redsea kit and like it.
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Old 07-20-2007, 01:56 PM   #6 (permalink)
 
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Thanks Spacebug and Jen. Those links and information is very helpful. Looks like it's easy to do, and not too expensive.

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Old 07-20-2007, 02:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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We actually have a paintball store 2 blocks from my house. I live in a small city, so these can't be that uncommon. You might check the phone book.
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Default Re: Refilling a Paintball Cylinder at home?

Iwas goin to do the same thing but i found out it was cheaper for me to go to the paintball shop and refill in vegas cost me $4 to refill 2 20oz and 1 9oz tank.
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Old 07-25-2007, 02:36 PM   #9 (permalink)
 
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Default Re: Refilling a Paintball Cylinder at home?

Kelley and Heineken I think you're right. There's a Sports Authority over here and if it's really only $5 for a refill then it makes sense just to go over there every month or two. I do have a question about that though...

If I get my own 20oz CO2 cylinder does it have to be hydrotested like the large 10lbers? Anyone have a good place to purchase these cylinders? I found this place for a 20oz one, but really have no idea if it's a good buy or if it needs to get tested.

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John... If you've already got the 10lbs cylinder, I can't believe it's cheaper to get the refill done elsewhere. The tank is the expensive part. Then all you have to do is hold the tank upside down
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