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Setting up CO2 after being in storage:

Hi guys, can you help with a quick refresher?

I re-set up my CO2 after 1 year and 2 house moves and I thought the CO2 cylinder felt very light.

However it started working immediately and showed as 2 bar on the cylinder side and 30 lbs on the solenoid side.

Then after 5 minutes no more gas trickled through.

Tried adjusting the valve output with no change.

I can't remember now what an empty cylinder looks like on the pressure gauge? Can you help?


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I guess I'm just asking ... what is the working pressure on a 2kg cylinder to show it's not empty, and is it possible if you shake an empty cylinder up, can it work for a few minutes and then stop?
 
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Loving the tumbleweed :D
 
I only wish I could help, my CO2 is a far more basic setup I'm afraid.
 

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Hah, I laughed at the tumbleweed jokes :d
 
Sorry, no-one has replied to your query.
 
I am guessing that if there is no more bubbles occurring in your bubble counter then i'd say your cylinder is now empty.
 
Either take it to be refilled or buy a new bottle.
 
The refilling is usually done via a fire engineer or fire safety centre sort of thing, i used to have a link for that but have lost it unfortunatley. A online searhc or even yellow pages should come up with fire safety cyclinder checks and refills then you can make queries about refilling etc.
 
Hope that helps a bit anyway.
 
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OK, thanks for your replies. I'm glad you liked the Tumble weed - it's what my friends send back to me when I send them non-funny jokes! lol

OK, the cylinder was empty either by co-incidence or storing a nearly empty bottle for a year, maybe can let out a tiny amount of gas through the rubber stopper - who knows?

Either way - it worked for literally 2 mins and stopped - and was empty, maybe even shaking a cylinder can work up a tiny amount of pressure, but what was confusing me was the regulator was stuck showing "2", this was wrong. It was empty.

As for refilling, there is a place near here I am chuffed about, will post separately.
 

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coolie said:
As for refilling, there is a place near here I am chuffed about, will post separately.
 
:good:
 
Always good to know of a decent place where to refill Co2, you can post that on this thread if you like to make it easier but if you want a new thread, fire away :lol:
 

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