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Converting Nitrous bottle for CO2 air ?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Bushwhacker, Feb 9, 2007.

  1. Bushwhacker

    Bushwhacker 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Anybody done this? I just got my hands on a brand new Nitrous tank and wondered how hard it would be to use for an air system. Could you just get the reg and hose stuff?

    thanks for any help you can give!


    Clay
     
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    hay thats a good idea, I have an old nitrous bottle that I could have recertified and use too. is this doable people??
     
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    You have to change the valve too, so you can really only use the tank!

    So yes its doable.
     
  4. Bushwhacker

    Bushwhacker 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    What am I looking at as far as cost would ya think? I was thinkin of getting a setup you sell, but if I could save a little money and convert this one it would be nice. Would you have the parts to do it?

    Thanks,
    Clay
     
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    No we don't have the parts to covert the bottle, take it to your local oxygen or welding shop. They will have no problem helping you with the bottle. You need to get it filled anyway.

    As far as the regulator, hoses, and mounting brackets we got you covered!
     
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    I have an old Nitrous bottle around here some where I have a new side project:D
     
  7. Bushwhacker

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    81jimmyslt, thanks! I will definitely give you a call on the other parts. I'll take it and see about getting it fixed up.

    Thanks,
    Clay
     
  8. goldwing2000

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    What pressure is a nitrous bottle rated for?
    CO2 tanks are in the 2000-3000 psi range.
     
  9. ntsqd

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    One ref I found said 700-800 psi is the best performing NOx bottle pressure.

    Found this on CO2 pressure on a paintball site:
    "What's the pressure in a CO2 tank?

    As long as there is liquid in the tank, the pressure in a CO2 tank is determined ONLY by the temperature. At room temperature (70 degrees F) its about 853 psi."
     
  10. goldwing2000

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    I suppose you could fill it to any pressure you wanted, really.

    I only have experiance with industrial CO2 tanks, though. Much higher than 853psi. That's why I was asking.
     

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