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Tank Filling Questions Need Help!

#16 User is offline   Alix Primus 

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Posted 09 February 2008 - 01:19 PM

Would using 4-year old tanks be a bad idea?
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Posted 09 February 2008 - 03:19 PM

not as long as they are in hydro. you should have a PROFESSIONAL or at least someone who knows how tho check tell you how to check the hydro dates of your tank.
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Posted 09 February 2008 - 03:30 PM

View PostMustangman, on Feb 9 2008, 02:19 PM, said:

not as long as they are in hydro. you should have a PROFESSIONAL or at least someone who knows how tho check tell you how to check the hydro dates of your tank.



Is the date around the neck of the tank the manufacturing date and the date on the bottom the hydro date?
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Posted 09 February 2008 - 05:26 PM

View PostOrpackrat, on Feb 8 2008, 03:40 PM, said:

View PostHuff n Puff, on Feb 8 2008, 12:52 PM, said:

Get a scale and under fill the tank by 1 or 2 lbs.


Unless your tanks a massive like my 48oz tanks, under filling them by that much will give you hardly any shots :) .

oops, my bad, 1 or 2 oz
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Posted 21 February 2008 - 08:02 PM

View PostOrpackrat, on Feb 9 2008, 03:30 PM, said:

View PostMustangman, on Feb 9 2008, 02:19 PM, said:

not as long as they are in hydro. you should have a PROFESSIONAL or at least someone who knows how tho check tell you how to check the hydro dates of your tank.



Is the date around the neck of the tank the manufacturing date and the date on the bottom the hydro date?

Where can we get tanks hydro'd? I have no idea where to even start looking....
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Posted 21 February 2008 - 08:18 PM

there should be a manufacture date and then if it has been rehydro tested already there should be a sticker or engraving of the rehydro date. Most co2 tanks are pretty cheap so for me I would get a new co2 tank when the one you have is at its date.
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Posted 05 March 2008 - 12:58 PM

View PostSped-SR, on Feb 9 2008, 08:26 AM, said:

View PostTora, on Feb 9 2008, 08:42 AM, said:

the tanks burst disk will blow before the tank does. The burst disk is the little nob thingy below the threads.
you should not have the worry about the tanks blowing up.
just keep them in hydro



Not necessarily true, like everything else safety devices fail. Even if the burst disk blew severe injury can be caused by liquid co2 contacting the skin as well as injury when the tank goes flying across the room under the pressure being vented. If its still connected to the bulk tank you now have a flying pendulum ready to take someone out.

Use your head people and stop making unsafe recommendations. Your only option is to stop filling until you get a proper scale. Weigh the tank empty and add 1 to 2 ounces less than the maximum. For example if a 20 oz tank weighs 15 Oz's empty then you should fill until it reaches 33 - 34 Oz's. This is a guess on tank weight all tanks will be different you need to check yours.


I agree. The burst disks on Pure Energy tanks have 2 holes opposite each other on the side so that venting gas shouldn't cause thrust, I think all burst disks should have this, instead of one in the top.
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