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Old 05-20-2008, 12:46 PM
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Default Re: Tutorial: Scuba Power for Lindsay Airgraver

I'm not sure if this should be tagged onto this thread, or one of the CO2 threads...

Over this side of the pond, I've been having a lot of trouble finding a paintball site willing & able to fill 20Oz CO2 cylinders. Part of this is down to (hopefully) unfounded liability worries, the other part is that a lot of paintballers seem to have switched to high pressure air. With a bit of digging, it turns out that the HPA cylinders are 232 bar rated cylinders with a single stage fixed regulator on the end, allowing them to act as a direct replacement for a 20Oz CO2 bottle. Refilling is done from dive cylinders or banks (although I suppose you could use a stirrup pump...!).

So... One 2nd hand paintball HPA cylinder and one charging station (from EBay) and I have both portability and easy recharge, so I won't need to lug my compressor around.

The other option I looked at was renting a CO2 cylinder & decanting from that - for the amount of time I need the portability, it really wasn't viable.
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