Originally Posted by bellinmi88
800 psi????? why would lowes or home depot sell these little regulators right next to the rhino 20 ounce tanks if they can not handle the pressure?
Because the rhino 20 oz tanks, meant for use with a real
CO2 regulator, are used for air tools. The cheapo reg you want is used for air tools too, but it's meant to regulate air compressor pressure, which only hits about 150 PSI max. It's next to the Rhino tanks because both are meant for air tools, but it doesn't mean they can both be used together.
Your CO2 tank can easily hit 1000 PSI. That's not an exaggeration. The pressure is the same, REGARDLESS of tank size, (so a 20 oz tank will have 1000 PSI, as will a 10 lb tank).
Look at the reg you have, does it have a max inlet pressure written on it or on the documentation that came with it? If it's any less than 800 PSI, which I guarantee it is, it is gonna explode when you hook it up. You want 1500 PSI or more inlet pressure to handle pressure swings in the CO2 tank.HERE
is the cheapest reg I can find on ebay. Note, when searching ebay, you need a pressure regulator. There are cheaper regs on there, but they are FLOW regulators. You need a pressure reg, and it will look like what I linked. Note the solid metal casing, the all metal design. That's what you need to withstand 1500 psi. Also, note that the one I linked already has the CGA-320 threads on it. This means you can screw your paintball tank directly into it! Mount it horizontally, so the paintball tank is vertical, (very important that the tank is always vertical when dispensing!), and you'll be good to go.