So here we go you’re gonna pull this collar back on the actual fill station whip itself insert your fill valve. And then press this forward. So once again pull the collar back insert.
Don’t even try to use your tire pump or a standard air compressor—it won’t work. Most of these compressors max out at 180 psi, and your paintball tanks require a minimum of 3,000 psi to fill.
Paintball guns operate with compressed gas—air or CO2—from tanks filled to 3,000-4,500 pounds per square inch (psi). Refilling these tanks requires heavy-duty compressors and equipment. Although compressed air may offer better performance than CO2, few stores have the capability to properly refill air tanks with it.
Air compressors are widely used to fill paintball tanks at home without the stress of seeking a professional’s help. However, refilling an air tank is nothing compared to pumping air into your car tires. This process involves acquiring an air compressor that has the right pressure to help refill a paintball tank.
How to refill your tank
Open the main valve on the bulk co2 tank. Turn the fill valve quickly to chill the tank. Now open the vent valve to vent the gas back out once the gas is vented close the vent valve.
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Filling a scuba tank yourself is entirely possible as long as you have a scuba-grade air compressor and filters to ensure that the tank has enough pressure, and the air is of high quality.
You can use a compressor to fill SCUBA tanks or portable tanks, but you need access to electricity and these units require regular maintenance of the air filters/dryers.” Last on the list of filling options is the hand pump. These are not bicycle tire pumps, but ones made specifically for airgunners.
An HPA compressor can easily cost over $2,000 for a basic setup. Of course, you can fill other people’s paintball tanks as well as scuba tanks, but for most paintball players, this option is out of reach. Don’t even try to use your tire pump or a standard air compressor—it won’t work.
Hi, I am Margaret J. Garcia. Involved in paintball industry for around 10 years now. Loved to share my experience, expert opinion here in Paintball Magazine.