Aah. Okay, that explains it. If there was some sort of blockage, then yes, the pressure would begin increasing to a max of 800psi, but the tubing would definitely blow out long before then.
That's one of the problems with using a paintball cylinder without a regulator. And one of the reasons I won't ever mess with a paintball ASA valve rig.
Just out of curiosity, were you using any barbs, or just compression fittings with the tubing? And now that I think of it, maybe it's a good idea to make sure there's at least one barb along the line (for everybody else using this setup), so that hopefully the tubing would blow off a barb rather than explode, given some sort of blockage.
Yeah I was always skeptical of the paintball systems, but decided to give it a whirl... and look how that turned out. I'll have to use a barb of some sort when I set it back up.
Wow, that sucks. At least you were at home when it happened. Our 40 gal sprung a leak once while I was at work and flooded half the living room. It damaged the flooring and everything. I hope that things turn around for you quickly.
yeah, but I think I alsmost had a heart attack. lol. I just sat there in shock i think, scared the bejesus out of me. I heard my girlfriend yell what happened, and she came in and I was just sitting there staring at it.
Wow, that's kind of scary. Are your shrimp okay? If not, in a month or so I might be able to send you some F1 PFRs.
most are okay as far as I can tell. couldn't rescue the tiny babies though
I'm curious as to what f1 PFRs are though.
also my girlfriends brother who saw the after math is giving me his 5.5 gallon that he just was going to get rid of, so I've got a tank to put everything back into. I'm just scared of my paintball co2 now lol.
and to my friend DarkCobra,
I think I have learned my lesson. now I have to figure out how to unclog the diffuser because I would love to use it again. anybody have any suggestions?