What red flags should I look for when shopping for a used CO2 system?? Also, I know its crazy high pressure, it won't live in my jeep, anyone have experience with these tanks in a car accident? Thanks for the help!
They really dont go boom anyway.. they all have a pressure relief system that will relieve the pressure well before any boom... now, this pressure relief is an event in itself.. I had my tank filled at a local welding supply company... apparently it was slightly overfilled.. i came back to the club and put the thing in my office.. about 30 mins later it the pressure valve popped and the 10lb bottle emptied in about 3 seconds... scared the living shit out of me! It was so loud I was deaf in my left ear for the rest of the day and scared me so bad it turned an internal hemorrhoid into an external one.
This is the bottle right afterward... it stayed frozen for about an hour afterward..
Holy shit HitMoney, did the people in the club hear the disk burst??was the tank ruined after that? Do all CO2 have this burst disk? I live in Las Vegas and my garage is not air conditioned, should I keep the tank indoors? Like a hall closet? What about on the trail? Will direct sunlight affect it greatly? If it does, do the make a king size beer cozy to help keep the tank stable? Sorry if some of these questions sound dumb, but I got to ask. Thanks for the help!!
The fixed Regulator will only put out 150 psi. That should run your tools. An adjustable reg allows you to change the output pressure so that you can use a great selection of tools. This also allows you to set your output to a low pressure like 35psi and air up your tires to that pressure without having to keep a constant eye on them. (Still a good idea to watch the fill though).What's the difference between the fixed 150psi regulator and the adjustable Powertank regulators? Will the 150psi regulator ruin my 1/2" impact? Will it flow enough gas to reseat a 35" bead?