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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2004 1:36 pm    Post subject: Government warnings for paintball gun owners.....

www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/p...04105.html


US government has issued warnings about the safety of screw on tanks...read the article it may help people who feel there tanks maybe faulty..


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2004 1:45 pm    Post subject:

why is this happening are people so dumb as to not screw the valves on tightly while making these, mabye we should have to get these hydrod aas well, like an inspection

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2004 3:27 pm    Post subject:

JRio wrote:
why is this happening are people so dumb as to not screw the valves on tightly while making these, mabye we should have to get these hydrod aas well, like an inspection

1. I'd bet my next paycheck that the majority of rec players who own their own equipment just aren't aware of how much energy is stored in that tank full of CO2. Those people certainly shouldn't be doing any of their own airsmithing.

2. Screwing the valve on tightly isn't enough. It should be secured with red loctite (aka Loctite 262).

3. CO2 tanks *DO* need to be hydro-tested; I believe it's every 12 years (although I'm not sure on that).
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2004 3:38 pm    Post subject:

i believe co2 tanks need to be hydro'ed every 5 years with teh exception of anything smaller than a 12 ounce.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2004 3:50 pm    Post subject:

Anything with a diameter of less than 2ins

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2004 4:55 pm    Post subject:

There was an article in my campus newspaper about this. I was kinda amazed that it was in there, but it was an associated press article.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2004 10:55 am    Post subject:

Those tanks were just not assembled properly, and it would be pretty easy for someone not to notice that they were unscrewing the tank from the valve if they were not looking at the tank.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2004 6:20 am    Post subject:

DarrylHadfield wrote:
JRio wrote:
why is this happening are people so dumb as to not screw the valves on tightly while making these, mabye we should have to get these hydrod aas well, like an inspection

1. I'd bet my next paycheck that the majority of rec players who own their own equipment just aren't aware of how much energy is stored in that tank full of CO2. Those people certainly shouldn't be doing any of their own airsmithing.

2. Screwing the valve on tightly isn't enough. It should be secured with red loctite (aka Loctite 262).

3. CO2 tanks *DO* need to be hydro-tested; I believe it's every 12 years (although I'm not sure on that).

The red loctite is the key. Lock that sucker down, Darryl's bet is what I have thought. Rec-players messing with thier tank
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2004 9:32 pm    Post subject:

my mother saw the article and was like heyyyyyyyyyyyy omg look at this and i was like heeeeeeeeeeeeeey stfu those kids were noobs

thats exactly how it went too lol, sad my mother knows what noob means by now

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2004 2:30 pm    Post subject:

I saw pictures of the tank and valve after the accident in febuary, the valve had NO sign of loc tite at all, and a home installed anti-siphon tube. Recballers messing with their tanks...
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