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The Smith regulator looks fine. Take off any extra fittings and add on the necessary fittings for your needle valve and solenoid (if you wish to have one) and you'll be done, since you already have the paintball adapter.
Is it easy to hook solenoids up to a regulator that has none? After your explanation a cloud has been lifted! Thanks.
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Is it easy to hook solenoids up to a regulator that has none? After your explanation a cloud has been lifted! Thanks.
Yes, it is no different than attaching a needle valve.

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Yes, it is no different than attaching a needle valve.
Now to do some research to get one Thanks for the help!
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Yes, it is no different than attaching a needle valve.
Ok I found 2 eBay can u take a look an tell me if any one of them will work the smith regulator I showed u?
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Ok I found 2 eBay can u take a look an tell me if any one of them will work the smith regulator I showed u?
Please do a bit of research yourself first.

I do not want a recurrence of last time, where you just kept sending links to items for me to check.

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Please do a bit of research yourself first.

I do not want a recurrence of last time, where you just kept sending links to items for me to check.
No prob. I bought it anyway thanks.
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Anyone here know anything about expired paintball tanks? And what's the life expectancy of a new tank/tanks?
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Paintball tanks typically expire 5yrs from the date of manufacture. I've been told it's probably more cost effective to simply buy a new tank, rather than getting it hydro tested.
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I just did this this week! I thought I had a crazy good deal on a used paintball tank - I forgot about hydro dates - It's expired. Still had some gas in it so I at least got some use out of it lol. Called the shop and they gave me a discount on a new bottle, oh and the O ring on top the bottle is new. The old ring on the old bottle was shot. All of it could be replaced and re hydro tested but it is cheaper to go buy a new bottle.
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Please do a bit of research yourself first.

I do not want a recurrence of last time, where you just kept sending links to items for me to check.
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I got two tanks expired
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If you're thinking of getting them hydro tested, find out where the paintball shop gets them tested and take them there yourself. The retail store most likely won't hydro test, they just send them out and charge you extra for it lol.
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If you're thinking of getting them hydro tested, find out where the paintball shop gets them tested and take them there yourself. The retail store most likely won't hydro test, they just send them out and charge you extra for it lol.
No have no idea what to do with them yet may just throw them out, it's funny tho cuz they were still in a sealed pkg never used at all, but they still wount fill em that's so dumb and even a 5lb tank has the same life span

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In the very slim chance of the cylinders not working, I think those guys just won't take the risk filling your tank. Look at it from their view, they have a line up of people wanting them to fill Co2 tanks, they won't put their license on the line for your cylinder.

You can just buy a new 12 oz or larger, see how it works and get some experience from it. Then move on to a bigger tank, it's the most logical thing to to do.

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