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Anyone use Nitrogen for onboard Air...?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Boss, Feb 19, 2002.

  1. Boss

    Boss 1/2 ton status Author

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    Instead of CO2? I was just at the weld shop and talked to the guys there and they suggested I use Nitrogen for onboard air. They said cheaper re-fill (cost about 1/3 of CO2) and has no moisture in it. Only prob is, it's only available in steel tanks. (heavy). Anyhow, anythoughts on this? I'm sure it will work, but wondering why hasn't anyone else used it or thought of it (atleast I never heard of it....could be me though [​IMG])
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    That what I use. I took a aluminum aircraft oxygen tank and mounted it using the original brackets. The bottle is rated for 2000psi but I run 1400 max. Its a 114 cu/inch which gives plenty of nitrogen to air up tires and our air mattress. You have to be real carefull on where you mount because if the valve gets damaged it can make one hell of a torpedo.

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    They didn't say anything about the safety factor or anything. Just said, don't put the gauges on, until you use it; and then take it off after use...don't want it accidently get banged up or anything.

    Slug, well, it's good to hear that someone out there is using it. I may consider it. I want it to run airtools and such too. I'm afraid it won't last as long as CO2, since it's gas and CO2 is liquid......
    Boss

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