02-03-2011, 06:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Seanmiller09
Ive been out of the paintball game for many years now, but I think the older style nitrogen/compressed air paintball setups had external regulators that were attached between the tank and the gun. All the newer ones are self regulated somehow. You could look to see if you could find an old nitrogen tank with external pressure regulator on ebay (ones that are over due for pressure test/certification are sometimes cheaper) and pirate the regulator on to a 20oz (or bigger?) co2 tank. I don't know the extent of the controll you would gain, but its worth looking into. You may even be able to get just the regulator since it is a seperate piece from the tank.
No shop or store though will fill a N2 or O2 tank with CO2..... There is a reason why they bother to stamp canisters with gas designations. You also will only be able to fit a nitrogen regulator on a nitrogen tank... Even if you could fill it with CO2 I doubt you would get the results you are looking for.
What sincrisis linked will work I believe, I know the common way to do this involves a specialized paintball regulator. Though if you are going to buy a full size regulator you might as well get a full sized tank since the cost difference is like only $30. Running a paintball system works on maybe a 30 gallon at the most. Anything bigger and it gets really annoying to refill and keep a steady CO2 level.