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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-20-2013, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
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How long does 20oz baintball CO2 tank lasts.

I recently got lucky and got a red sea Paintball CO2 kit with solenoid for about 40$. I have a 45 gallon tank and using about 1-2 BPS was getting my dropchecker green. The only problem, my 20oz tank lasts only 3-4 days. I know my current tank is deffective plus I had some leaks, and I'm exchanging this tank today, but what is a normal time to expect from a 20oz tank if you use 2 bps during datime?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-20-2013, 06:20 PM
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20 oz paintball tank

I run 24 7 at 2 BPS and it last me about 2 months.
If that helps,

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I run 24 7 at 2 BPS and it last me about 2 months.
If that helps,

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Thank you. That's the number I remember, months not days. I'll fill my new tank today and see how it goes. I hope it will last longer this time.
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i can't speak with a certainty as i just set mine up 2 weeks ago.
but i initially thought it should easily last 4-5 months from what i've observed on this site. interesting.

how would you know when it's almost out of gas tho?
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i can't speak with a certainty as i just set mine up 2 weeks ago.
but i initially thought it should easily last 4-5 months from what i've observed on this site. interesting.

how would you know when it's almost out of gas tho?
It holds constant pressure when you have liquid CO2 in the tank. When you run out of liquid CO2 pressure starts to drop and you should refill the tank.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-20-2013, 10:28 PM
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Should last you at least 2 months. Mine runs about 4 bps during the day and lasts at least a month.

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