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Old 11-26-2005, 12:48 PM   #1
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CO2 Question

i have a question about co2's, if i get a co2 tank filled up right now, and let it sit there for about 2-3 weeks without using it, will i get fewer shots out of it. (in other words, leak)
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Old 11-26-2005, 12:52 PM   #2
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not using your co2 will not result in a leak...i filled my co2 tank last january and left it there until september...still got around over 1000 shots out of it
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Old 11-26-2005, 12:56 PM   #3
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No, you shouldn't. If there was already a leak in it, yes, but you shouldn't.
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Old 11-26-2005, 01:35 PM   #4
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oh.. i see, and what about the on/off valves for the co2 bottles? what do those do.
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Old 11-26-2005, 02:16 PM   #5
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The On/Off Valves just give you the ability to close off the air flow. It will save the excess air from escaping from when you de gas your marker.
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Old 11-26-2005, 02:33 PM   #6
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de gassing as in taking the co2 off the marker? does that waste alot of air when it sprays out like that
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Old 11-26-2005, 03:08 PM   #7
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Whatever air is inside you marker when you unscrew the bottle will be lost - there's no way around that. However, you lose a little bit of extra air from a pin valve because it has to close as you unscrew the bottle. An on/off valve can be closed before you start to unscrew the bottle, so no extra air is released. The amount of air saved is relatively small, as you still lose the air in the marker either way.

More important perhaps, is that the on/off valve gives you more control over the air. You can make your marker entirely safe by closing the valve and firing a few shots to use up the air in the marker - no need to remove the tank to close off the air and make your marker safe. Pin valve can also jam open on occasion (SP on/off valves can have this problem, but most don't) and can be harder to fill.

As has already been stated, if your bottle doesn't have a leak, it won't leak. If it does, it will. If the bottle has a perfect seal, where can the gas go? It has to stay in the bottle.
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Old 11-26-2005, 07:46 PM   #8
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i thought the gas would be able to slide through some sort of really small opening in the pin valve slowly. but im guessing the pin valve shuts the bottle up 100%
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Old 11-26-2005, 09:41 PM   #9
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but im guessing the pin valve shuts the bottle up 100%
When working correctly, yes. It's also possible to have a valve that leaks, but that doesn't happen often.
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