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  • #1799
    saugus18
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    So my buddy goes to a swap meet and pics up these two tanks, one for me and one for him… both need hydro… 40 bucks each. Decent deal?

    #36379
    akula
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    Saugus; IF the tanks pass hydro you got a decent deal. Otherwise you’ve purchased large paperweights. AKULA

    #36380
    walkonking
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    Here in So Cal there are a lot of used tanks out there do to so many people trying out diving or paintball and getting tired of them.

    That is a good deal. Take them to Sports Chalet and they can take care of sending it for hydro.

    #36382
    saugus18
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    Turns out he just got one for himself… the tank is steel, not aluminum, if that makes any difference. Yeah I’ll direct him to the Chalet, or to a guy at this scuba shop who treats me real good. My friend who bought the tank has been doing C02 the whole time, so I think my dark side has rubbed off on him lol. He’s been eye ballin’ the Crosman Discovery big time in the last few days. Anyways, thanks for the input, hopefully he didn’t purchase a paperweight.

    #36392
    rustykfd
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    If he got a steel tank for $40 it is likely a 72cf tank that is rated to 2400psi.

    Or he got a really, really good deal.

    Rusty

    #36401
    saugus18
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    quote rustykfd:

    If he got a steel tank for $40 it is likely a 72cf tank that is rated to 2400psi.

    Or he got a really, really good deal.

    Rusty

    And right you are Rusty. He came by today with it. It has a 2400 psi rating, and is obviously smaller than my 80 cu ft alumi. I thought steel tanks could hold more pressure? Anyways the only good thing I could think of for him is that the benji Discovery he’s getting only needs 2000 psi, and gun comes with pump so he could pump to top it off and make it last longer I figure.

    #36408
    akula
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    Rusty; Right on the money! Thank you for your insight. AKULA

    #36419
    saugus18
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    I just thank God he didn’t pick the other tank up for me… a 2400 psi tank for a 2900 psi gun that QUITS at 24/2500.. that tank would have been a 40 dollar paperweight for me even if it had current hydro/visual… whew!!!

    #36421
    rustykfd
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    quote Saugus18:

    quote rustykfd:

    If he got a steel tank for $40 it is likely a 72cf tank that is rated to 2400psi.

    Or he got a really, really good deal.

    Rusty

    I thought steel tanks could hold more pressure?

    The newer ones are rated to 3442 (232 Bar)

    While there are steel tanks that are commonly overfilled. NEVER NEVER overfill a steel 72.

    You can have them hydroed for a plus + fill for 10% over (2640)

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