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Old November 11th, 2014, 09:53 PM
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Has anyone tried the Smittybuilt version of the PowerTank? It seems much more reasonably priced and I don't really plan on using it all that often.

PowerTank's FAQ says that the issue with other regulators is they freeze up and don't have the flow that theirs does. But the flow is going to be limited by the 1/4" hose no matter which regulator you use?
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Old November 11th, 2014, 10:59 PM
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Has anyone tried the Smittybuilt version of the PowerTank? It seems much more reasonably priced and I don't really plan on using it all that often.

PowerTank's FAQ says that the issue with other regulators is they freeze up and don't have the flow that theirs does. But the flow is going to be limited by the 1/4" hose no matter which regulator you use?
marketing hype. paintball gun manufacturers use the exact same tactic to fool people into paying extra for common parts. an aluminum co2 cylinder with a cheap lp reg and a qd is equivalent.
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Old November 12th, 2014, 11:46 AM
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I have a friend who had an issue with a Power Tank this past April.

He had just had the tank refilled (with CO2) and while returning home with the in the back or his D2, suddenly it start releasing the gas. He could not pull off the freeway fast enough, even though rolling down the windows, to be affected by the gas. He almost passed out while driving. He was so effected by the CO2, that he had to call for help to drive.

My recommendation would be to NEVER drive with a CO2 container inside the passenger compartment.
The issue ended up being that the tank was over filled, and as the gas became heated up in the vehicle, the over pressure valve released the gas.
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Old November 12th, 2014, 11:50 AM
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I've been told to never fill beyond 70% so as to allow for expansion. Glad everything turned out alright!!
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Old November 12th, 2014, 12:13 PM
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I have a friend who had an issue with a Power Tank this past April.

He had just had the tank refilled (with CO2) and while returning home with the in the back or his D2, suddenly it start releasing the gas. He could not pull off the freeway fast enough, even though rolling down the windows, to be affected by the gas. He almost passed out while driving. He was so effected by the CO2, that he had to call for help to drive.

My recommendation would be to NEVER drive with a CO2 container inside the passenger compartment.
The issue ended up being that the tank was over filled, and as the gas became heated up in the vehicle, the over pressure valve released the gas.
What about Nitrous?
He might have had a funny drive home...

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Old November 12th, 2014, 12:15 PM
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I use their regulator but swamp tanks from a local gas supply place.
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