One of the best parts of paintball is the adrenaline rush and feel of competition. But how much better would your experience feel if you had your tank filled up all the time? Fillable nitrogen or CO2 paintball tanks allow you the convenience of having modified tanks that you can always refill with a run to your compressor or air tank reclaimer.
We’ll go over how to refill a paintball tank and ready whenever you’re playing.
How to Refill a Paintball Tank: The Basics
Refilling your paintball tank with an air compressor is easy, and we’ll show you how.
Set Up Your Air Compressor
First, make sure your air compressor is properly set up and pressurized. Next, screw the air compressor’s hose onto the adapter on your CO2 tank. There are several types of paintball gun air systems, so it is important to do your research and discover more here.
Attach Your Air Compressor to Your Paintball Tank
How to refill a paintball tank with an air compressor is easy. You will need to first attach your air compressor to your paintball tank. You can do this by using a quick-disconnect adapter.
Once your air compressor is attached to your paintball tank, you will need to open the bleed valve on your paintball tank. This will allow air to flow from the compressor into the tank.
Next, you will need to turn on your air compressor and let it run until the tank is full. Make sure to monitor the pressure gauge on your air compressor to avoid over-filling your tank. Once your tank is full, you can close the bleed valve and disconnect your air compressor.
Turn On Your Air Compressor
The next step in refilling a paintball tank with an air compressor, you will first need to determine if your air compressor is properly functioning. To do this, you can consult your air compressor’s manual or simply look for an indicator light.
Once your air compressor is turned on, locate the air fill valve on your paintball tank. This is usually located on the bottom of the tank. Once you have found the air fill valve, you will need to attach the air hose to the valve. When the hose is attached, you can begin to fill the tank with air.
Fill Your Paintball Tank With Air
Put the end of the air hose that is coming from the compressor directly into the fill valve on the paintball tank. If your paintball tank has a Schrader valve, which is a type of air valve that is common on many air tanks, you will need to use an adapter to connect the two.
Once you have the air hose connected to the fill valve, open up the valve on the compressor and let the airflow into the tank. Fill the tank until it is full and then close the valve on the compressor. Disconnect the air hose from the fill valve, and you’re done!
Let’s Play Some Paintball!
Now that you know how to refill a paintball tank, your paintball gun will be refilled and ready to use! You’ll need an air compressor and a paintball tank adapter to do this. Follow the instructions above, and you’ll be able to easily and safely refill your paintball tank.
For more on this topic, feel free to visit the rest of our blog!