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    Decatur,MS isn’t the hub or even close to one. Volunteer fire dept doesn’t do their own tanks. So where is this old country boy to get hpa for my 
    plinking needs ?

    Mitch
     

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    Bummer. Down under closed?
    Crosman’s fill locater say’s 0 within 100 miles and 5-6 within 200 miles, ugh.

    Used to live in TN, easy air, moved to E. Wa , NOTHING!
    Had a shop compressor so I went with the Altros booster and actually should have tears ago when the local scuba went to $12.00.

    Many of the lower cost hand pumps do work well if that’s even a possibility for you.

    WHO fill’s the Fire Dept?

    Rent a 6,000psi nitrogen Tank?

    John 

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    Buy your own compressor and never have to be concerned about traveling to get air.

    There are some reasonable and seemingly reliable systems from 1 to 2K.

    Search thru this forum for a discussion on the various compressors that are available..

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    Here’s a few links that might help:

    http://www.pyramydair.com/search-results-ext?Ntt=comprssor&sid=1375A617A415&N=0&Ntk=primary&q=comprssor&cx=002970863286801882398:jlcminxfwdw&cof=FORID:11;NB:1&saSearch

    http://www.pyramydair.com/a/Accessories/PCP_and_CO2_accs/PCP/Hand_pumps/83

    http://www.airgunsofarizona.com/pcp-accessories/

    Compressors & hand pump occasionally show up in the Classified section too , hint hint 😉

     

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    Sorry for ya buddy! I’ve got a great source currently. Scuba shop with nice folks, $8 4500 fills and less than 1/2 hour away. I worry that someday I’ll pull up to their shop to find I’m in the same situation as you. Just hoping they last as long as I do.
    Good luck!
    Ed

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    Thanks for all the great advice. I went to a nearby firehouse and talked to the chief. They have a compressor used to fill their tanks. They prefer a 2200 psi tank, so they use a CGA 346 fitting. I, being a good citizen, offered to buy them an adapter to go to scuba tank. My next question is, 
    Does it matter if the adapter is for a 347 ? From what I can figure, the 347 is about 2 threads longer. 

    Thanks, 
    Mitch

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    Wait until someone more knowledgeable than me jumps in but I think either one will be ok………with a SCBA (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus) tank. These are 4500 psi tanks that firefighters use. If you’re talking about a SCUBA (Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus) tank, these are the ones divers use and are 3000 psi tanks. You’ve got me confused with “prefer a 2200 psi tank”. ???

    Ed

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    Mitch-What gun or guns are you using? Some only fill to 2000 psi but most fill to 3000. Do you have a SCBA or SCUBA tank?

    Ed

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    Thank you, The chief told me they use their tanks filled to 2200 psi.  I think they will hold 4500 psi. Safety, maybe ? Their compressor is beautiful, and will fill to 4500, “very quickly” he said. I thought the same thing about the 347 being able to work on both. I’m going to call the guy about the adapter, a compressor place in Minn.

    i have a 40 cuft scuba tank that I have filled to 3000 to 3500 psi. Most of my guns use 2000 psi or less.  Mitch

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    Ok, gotcha. For a 2K gun the scuba tank is all you need then. With an adapter for the fire department to fill of course. You’re very fortunate that they’ll do the fills for you. Most won’t for liability reasons.
    Ed

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    I understand that. But I called a dive shop on the coast, about 3 hours from here, and they wanted me to be certified to dive before they would fill my tank. I explained what I wanted to do with it, but the guy kept quoting “industry standards”. Wanted to tag my tank , I told him he wouldn’t be touching my tank.lol

    Mitch

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    So I guess according to him all the firefighters would need to be “dive certified”. LOL

    Ed

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    Thanks Michael for the hint… I was a little slow.. Lol

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    Yeah, some people make life a harder for others, everyday. I think it is their mission in life just to p… me off.

    Mitch

    By the way, the compressor shop is closed, I will try them on Monday.

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    You can also but a Yong heng compressor from China for about 300 bucks. 

    They are incredible compressors for the money. 

    Fast trouble free and sself contained units.
     

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    Do you have one of these , Moe ? Do you need a secondary compressor also?

    Mitch
     

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    Here you go Mitch. 246 posts about ’em.https://www.gatewaytoairguns.org/GTA/index.php?topic=123440.0
    No secondary compressor needed and no, I don’t have one…………yet.

    Ed

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    Yes I have one. I’ve filled about a dozen tanks and my guns many many times. It works wonderfully well. 

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     If thinking of a “4300.00” compressor do research!
    Some people have had luck, some have gotten nothing from different vender(s).
    Some models work well after MUCh work , machining included.

    Personally I would love to have a tiny ( dry ) air compressor that just filled my rifles,or a tank,  suits my needs right now.

    The altros “booster” – yes you need a shop compressor –
    http://www.airgunnation.com/topic/altaros-booster-arrived/

    Total cost of booster and scba tank & fittings and shop compressor ( which I needed anyway) was under , gulp, $1,000 but a LOT better than NO air.

    PA seems out of stock on both their booster & smallest compressor right now.

    Have you check Nitrogen yet?
    Some places in the U.S. it can be rather inexpensive ( I know of one person in TN who get’s the huge 400lb size tank at $80.00 per year , most places seem more ?).

    John

     

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    Hello John and thank you for your thoughts. 
    I have checked into nitrogen, here it was gonna cost me about $100 a year for rental plus gas. I believe he said it would be $60 for the gas per fill. Big, heavy tank. Plus I would have to get my own regulator.
    As for the compressor, I think I will hold off a little while. I have ordered an adapter for my local fire department. Let’s see how that goes.

    Mitch

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