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can you use co2 to air up tires

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by big83chevy4x4, Jul 1, 2004.

  1. big83chevy4x4

    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

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    i don't see why not, but im leaving in about an hour and want to know
     
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    That is what I use.. Never had a problem.. The only thing is if you use air tools with it.. Make sure you oil them up a lot.. Co2 has a lot of moisture..
     
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    sweet, thanks ill grab the tank. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    That's what Powertank and Outback Air systems are.

    I plan on making my own.
     
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    gokartergo 3/4 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    Make sure you grab a regulator to.. When I first did it.. I thought I could just crack it open a little. Nope that doesn't work.. Blew up three hoses on a trip to the con. One of them almost hit somebody when it blew..
     
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    We use CO2 for airing up tires, operating an ARB Air Locker, Air Tools, and MIG Welding. By the way there is very little moisture (H2O) in CO2, less than 15 Parts Per Million in Industrial Grade CO2 which is 99.5% pure. You can also get Instrument Grade which is 99.98% pure. Liquid CO2 is heavier than water, so if there were any moisture in the tank it would rise to the surface and blow off first. The moisture that most people see when working with CO2 is condensation from the air. When CO2 is released from its pressurized liquid form as a gas there is a rapid temperature drop which condenses the moisture in the surrounding air. The moisture is not in the CO2.
     
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    We use CO2 for airing up tires, operating an ARB Air Locker, Air Tools, and MIG Welding. By the way there is very little moisture (H2O) in CO2, less than 15 Parts Per Million in Industrial Grade CO2 which is 99.5% pure. You can also get Instrument Grade which is 99.98% pure. Liquid CO2 is heavier than water, so if there were any moisture in the tank it would rise to the surface and blow off first. The moisture that most people see when working with CO2 is condensation from the air. When CO2 is released from its pressurized liquid form as a gas there is a rapid temperature drop which condenses the moisture in the surrounding air. The moisture is not in the CO2.

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    I stand corrected.. But it still collects the moisture inside the tools. I have seen it take out a couple of good quility rachets.. You need to oil them up often..
     
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    Your supposed to oil the tool every time before you use it.
     
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    If your compressor is anything like mine, it’s got more water in it than air. I know the fix, but it involves going outside the shop to the compressor closet and reaching down where the Black Widows live. Besides all the water blowing out of the air tools helps to keep me cool in the summer.
     
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