FAQ: What Do The Marking On My Paintball Air Tank Mean?

Do paintball air tanks expire?

Paintball tanks need to be re-hydrotested because the tank expires about every five years, and you want to be sure the tank’s pressure doesn’t empty out. To have your tank re-hydrotested, you should take it to a paintball gun professional.

How much psi should a paintball tank have?

Compressed air tanks are pressurized up to the tank’s rating of 3000 PSI or 4500 PSI (Pounds per Square Inch). The pressure is then regulated through the tank’s regulator down to a lower PSI (450-850) to fire the paintball.

How long does a paintball air tank last?

Paintball cylinders need to be retested for its serviceability every three to five years. They also only have a lifespan of 15 years. HYDROSTATIC TEST or HYDROTEST – The tank is visually inspected for cracks then is pressurized with water to look for a drop in pressure or to see if there are any leaks.

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How many times can you Rehydro a paintball tank?

Department of Transportation (DOT) Regulations require pressurized air tanks to be retested every 5 years. Having you Paintball air tank hydrotested also ensures that your tank is safe to fill to the pressures that it was originally certified for.

Do air tanks expire?

So, do air compressor tanks expire? One surprising question is that they both acknowledge that their tanks are still in good condition, and there is no need to discard or replace them. So yes, air compressor tanks do expire.

Do aluminum scuba tanks expire?

While wrong, many dive shops agree that a properly cared for aluminum tank has a service life of about 20 years. In reality, aluminum tanks by engineering can withstand the stress of 100000 refills or 10000 hydrostatic tests. In effect, this means the tank will last an enormously long time.

How much does it cost to Hydrotest a paintball tank?

It usually costs between $30 and $40 to get a paintball tank hydrotested.

How long does a CO2 tank last on a paintball gun?

Carbon Fiber tanks will have their hydro dates and information on a label underneath the clear coat of the tank, instead of stamped onto the tank itself. You will also notice that it clearly states the tank is good for 5 years from the original hydro date, and has a total lifespan of 15 years.

Where can I fill up my paintball compressed air tank?

The best place is a sporting goods store or a paintball shop, which can fill your tank for just a few dollars per 1,000 PSI. You can also check out some scuba, welding, or fire extinguisher shops and ask to use their CO2 tanks. If you have no other options, you can use a scuba tank at home to refill.

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Can paintball tanks explode?

Yes, paintball tanks can explode. There have been a few reported cases of paintball tanks exploding and harming others near the explosion.

Can I use compressed air in my paintball gun?

Tanks can range anywhere from $40 to $250. To get as many shots on compressed air as you would that 20oz CO2 tank, a 68 CI 4500 PSI compressed air tank is needed. A general rule is that most electronic paintball guns should use compressed air, and mechanical guns can use either compressed air or CO2.

Can a paintball CO2 tank be filled with air?

CO2 tanks have valves that accommodate liquid fills. Compressed air is not a liquid, hence the fill nipple on high pressure air tanks. You cannot fill a CO2 tank with compressed air.

How much does it cost to refill paintball CO2 tanks?

Turn this into a money maker by filling Co2 tanks for profit. You can easily charge $5.00 per fill of a 20oz CO2 tank which is a profit of about $4.00 per fill. Average fill at any sporting good or paintball store in USA is $5.00.

How many shots can a 3000 psi tank shoot?

There is a quick rule that can tell you how many shots you can get from a tank, simply multiply the volume by 12 for 3000 PSI tanks or 17 for 4500 PSI tanks. For example a 48 CI / 3000 PSI (48/ 3000 ) would be 576 shots.