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Originally posted by Ashran Ashran wrote:

Holy crap, that's for people taking shortcuts, that'd be sweet if they
were brass eagle tanks so they had to god out of business or something
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I wouldn't be talking, your the one with the spyder. lol. And Brass Eagle tanks aren't all that bad, and actually brass eagle is one of the premier co2 tank manufacturers.
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ok dont laugh  at me but.  whats a anti-siphon?
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Originally posted by Tippy13 Tippy13 wrote:

Originally posted by Ashran Ashran wrote:

Holy crap, that's for people taking shortcuts, that'd be sweet if they
were brass eagle tanks so they had to god out of business or something
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I wouldn't be talking, your the one with the spyder. lol. And Brass Eagle tanks aren't all that bad, and actually brass eagle is one of the premier co2 tank manufacturers.

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An anti-siphon install is not potentially dangerous so long as it is done correctly. I have installed them on all my CO2 tanks including those with pin valves. Blue loctite will work fine to prevent the tank from screwing off of the valve; make sure you give it the proper cure time as listed in the instructions. The tank valve screws into the tank and seals by means of an o-ring at the top of the tank valve threads. The valve should be screwed in tightly, but do not over torque it.
As always, when in doubt take it to your local pro shop.
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well this surely changed my mind on getting na anti-syphon...and has inspired me to paint on my tank

 

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I live in tennessee and about an hour away from my house, some kid had installed his anti-siphon hardware wrong. when he unscrewed his tank from his gun, the end shot off and killed his mom.

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Thanks, I just had one installed on my 20oz tank.
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great post man im going to do that white out thing now that i read this
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ya that was pretty crazy the family of the lady that got killed was on nationla news DISing paintball.
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what ive been hearing around here in the tip of wv is that it was because of a company that didnt put loc-tite on in the assembley line but im not sure but anyways if you dont use loc-tite youre an idiot

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 heh a nitro bottle would be gad like a miniscuba bottle.

and when a full scuba bottle  has the valve blown off.. my god it is friggen destructive.

they showed us a video of one "fragmenting" and crap it went  a friggen long way  smashed the 2 cinder block walls oike they were made of butter.

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Originally posted by red_alert102 red_alert102 wrote:

yea good job with this post get the word out and i saw it on the news to.  I heard two people died it is very sad.

yes this is very sad. and its this type of stuff that makes the sport of paintball look bad. oh and by the way good post.

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what if there is no co2 in the canister and it is accidently taken off?
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Originally posted by Kristofer Kristofer wrote:

this doesnt have to do with anti-siphon, but can the parts come apart on nitro tanks too?

yea the only thing is, a C02 tank would be like a mortar shell coming off, a nitro tank would be like a shell fired off a battleship coming apart.

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Originally posted by TimmayTippay TimmayTippay wrote:

what if there is no co2 in the canister and it is accidently taken off?

well thats when you put the anti-syphon in, when the tank is enpty, nothing would happen but still be careful there could be some left. My friend thought his tank was empty because his gun stopped firing, he unscrewed it and put it abck in and shot my in the foot

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My friend let me borrow his 98 custom for a game which has a 68/4500 nitro tank on it.  It was down at 1000psi when I went to have it refilled.  I was really new to paintball then, so I unscrewed the tank, but didn't notice that it was comming off wrong.  All of a sudden, a very loud rushing air sound came from the tank after I got it off. Confused, I walked over to the fill station and the guy took one look at it, took a step back and said WHOA!.  YES THE VALVE CAN COME OFF A NITRO TANK TOO!!!!!
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Originally posted by red_alert102 red_alert102 wrote:

yea good job with this post get the word out and i saw it on the news to.  I heard two people died it is very sad.

One of the people that died was a parent at a kids birthday party.

you shoot 20bps you carry 1500 rounds of paint you got a 114ci tank and you still cant hit me shoulda had your tippmann!!
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Wow that is terrible! I feel so sorry for those kids...
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To answer D-ballz question, an anti siphon is just a straw that goes fromt he valve of your tank (inside it from the front) pretty much to the back of it (inside).  Without anti-siphon tube anything can be let out of the front valve.  With an anti-siphon in, the tube (really just a straw) stays in the back middle of the tank. This makes it so that only gas CO2 can be pushed out of the tank, in theory. 

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If you use a remote line, all the liquid CO2 will pool at the bottom of the tank and the anti-siphon straw will be submerged in it.  This will make the tank a siphon tank and you will only get liquid out of the tank for the most part.

Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.

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