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 Post subject: PCP air tank fills
PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 5:35 pm 
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Where does everyone get there tanks filled and can you get up to 4500psi? Or do you have your own compressors?
I`m here on the west coast Vancouver. B.C. Thanks.

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 Post subject: Re: PCP air tank fills
PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 5:59 pm 
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You can get your SCUBA tank filled at the Edge. They won't do 4500 carbon tanks. Good luck with that. i have not found anyone in the lower mainland who will.


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 Post subject: Re: PCP air tank fills
PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 7:40 pm 
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ratdoctor wrote:
You can get your SCUBA tank filled at the Edge. They won't do 4500 carbon tanks. Good luck with that. i have not found anyone in the lower mainland who will.


Yea 3500 psi if i`m lucky at most shops, So what method do you use?

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 Post subject: Re: PCP air tank fills
PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:18 pm 
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The Edge usually fills my tank to around 3600. My guns are only 2900 PSI so it gets me by for quite awhile


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 Post subject: Re: PCP air tank fills
PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 11:05 pm 
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I wonder why that is; fibre tanks are just as "certified" as steel tanks. You guys must have tonnes of scuba shops in the city. Here in land-locked Edmonton, I think we have one diving gear retail store - on Whyte Avenue. They gladly fill my fibre tanks to 4500; well, at least they try from their 4500 tank. By the time they cool off, they're down to 4000 - 4100.


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 Post subject: Re: PCP air tank fills
PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 11:37 pm 
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Interesting, seems like when the numbers go over 3500, they seem to freak.
I think its a lack of experience dealing with those higher pressure tanks, even certified ones.
Seems like a bit of a joke not being able to get up to 4500psi, just means more trips to fill up.

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 Post subject: Re: PCP air tank fills
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Check with the local fire department...bring doughnuts. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: PCP air tank fills
PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:33 am 
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Gippeto wrote:
Check with the local fire department...bring doughnuts. :wink:

Al

Will do, you sure you don`t have the police department confused with the fire department? :rolleyes:

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 Post subject: Re: PCP air tank fills
PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:39 am 
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Crispy Cremes or Timmy's?

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 Post subject: Re: PCP air tank fills
PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2015 11:57 pm 
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ratdoctor wrote:
You can get your SCUBA tank filled at the Edge. They won't do 4500 carbon tanks. Good luck with that. i have not found anyone in the lower mainland who will.


What size tank are you filling?>

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 Post subject: Re: PCP air tank fills
PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2016 2:04 pm 
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Out in the Fraser Valley, the Lordco in Aldergrove will fill my 90/4500 Ninja tank to 4500 psi for approx $6.


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 Post subject: Re: PCP air tank fills
PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2016 2:54 pm 
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There is always PRAXAIR - $65.00 per fill, $85.00 rental per year (anywhere in Canada - at PRAXAIR shops if you are travelling) - you buy the gauges though - $750.00 and they are yours. The Nitrogen tank is 4,500PSI and will last you probably over a year- maybe 2 years. I am considering this move, myself. Once loaded into the PU - it can be lashed to the truck bed in it's wooden cradle. It does not need to stand up to fill your own high pressure tanks to whatever pressure they are licensed to contain.
So- instead of buying a decent compressor for several thousand $$- you can be shooting nitrogen for $900.00 plus tax, you are set for a year. Every year after that, it's $150.00 plus tax.
The local pain ball shop just raised their prices - 60 cu ft. tank(small one) cost me $30.00 to fill and is good for 3 or 4 fills and partial fills only on my PCP. THAT'S ridiculous, but they are defending that pricing as they charge the paint ball shooters $10.00 for a 20ounce(CO2 SIZED bottle of compressed air - 3,000psi, I think).

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 Post subject: Re: PCP air tank fills
PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 8:04 pm 
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Look for paintball fields in your area, that's where I have my tank filled. 5$/4500psi
All the paintballers have small carbon fiber Ninja air tanks.

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 Post subject: Re: PCP air tank fills
PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:41 pm 
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underfire_44 wrote:
Out in the Fraser Valley, the Lordco in Aldergrove will fill my 90/4500 Ninja tank to 4500 psi for approx $6.


Wow, good to know, I work out that way, when did Lordco get into filling tanks?

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 Post subject: Re: PCP air tank fills
PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:29 pm 
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Daryl wrote:
There is always PRAXAIR - $65.00 per fill, $85.00 rental per year (anywhere in Canada - at PRAXAIR shops if you are travelling) - you buy the gauges though - $750.00 and they are yours. The Nitrogen tank is 4,500PSI and will last you probably over a year- maybe 2 years. I am considering this move, myself. Once loaded into the PU - it can be lashed to the truck bed in it's wooden cradle. It does not need to stand up to fill your own high pressure tanks to whatever pressure they are licensed to contain.
So- instead of buying a decent compressor for several thousand $$- you can be shooting nitrogen for $900.00 plus tax, you are set for a year. Every year after that, it's $150.00 plus tax.
The local pain ball shop just raised their prices - 60 cu ft. tank(small one) cost me $30.00 to fill and is good for 3 or 4 fills and partial fills only on my PCP. THAT'S ridiculous, but they are defending that pricing as they charge the paint ball shooters $10.00 for a 20ounce(CO2 SIZED bottle of compressed air - 3,000psi, I think).


Are the gauges on the tank necessary if you have one on the tank your filling?

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