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15-08-2007, 11:17 AM
Can a CO2 cylinder be filled with O2?
Or am I just thinking crazy again.
I don't see any major issues between bottle types. You'd just have to be aware of how many PSI the bottle could take.
Or is there a major difference in regulator types on the different bottles that I'm not seeing?
15-08-2007, 12:26 PM
CO2 has a natural pressure of around 800-850psi and as such co2 tanks do not have regulators. A HPA (o2) tank can be 3000psi up to 4500psi with the newer tanks being 4500psi, this is why HPA tanks have regulators to drop the output pressure down to 800-850psi with a high preset and I think 400-450 with a low preset, or you can get adjustable regs.
In short, do NOT fill co2 tanks with High Pressure Air, for starters they are filled differently (o2 through a fill nipple, co2 through an ASA fitting into the pin valve).
As has been said many times before, HPA CAN KILL! if you don't know what you are doing, find someone who does :)
15-08-2007, 04:16 PM
ok i get it..co2 bottles are for co2 and air bottles are for air...and never the twain shall meet....
15-08-2007, 06:15 PM
Another danger is CO2 doesnt support ingintion so the inside of a tank can be dirty. Air as we know will support ignition, hpa more so as more oxygen is available to support the ignition, even to the point that the heat generated from filling alone can cause an explosion. Dont f@#k with it, it will only end badly.
16-08-2007, 09:57 PM
I only ask because I am sick of my C02 tank sitting there gathering dust. And if I do use it to fire off paint, my gun gets colder until it starts condensing. Guess I ceould use a second HPA tank..
Thanks for the serious feedback guys...
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