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tell me about your c02

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 4trolls, Mar 22, 2005.

  1. 4trolls

    4trolls 1/2 ton status

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    I did a search on this but nothing came up. whos running c02 , and how do you like it ? how long does it last ? and how does it compare to an air compressor? thanks ..steve
     
  2. jekbrown

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    i have a co2 tank. got the regulator/hoses from an online dealer that caters to mitsubishi guys (of all things) a few years ago. Tank is from a local gas supply place. I really like it. Its as simple as simple can get, it fills up big meats FAST and its cheap once you have the regulator. I carry a little 12v compressor for emergency backup just in case the tank runs out... never had to use it but its there just in case.

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    One issue with CO2 is that it will bleed thru your tires. I have a setup in my K5 and was using it to fill my daughter's tires on her bike. They were going down every day, I thought the tires had holes in them. Then I tried air from my shop compressor. The tires didn't go down after that.


    If I did it again, I think I would go with an engine driven compressor...
     
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    what size bottle are you running, and how long does it last?
     
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    DPI 1/2 ton status

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    I have a 20 pound tank. Pepsi leases them for a deposit of $25 and you can keep them forever - if you like. Pepsi use to fill them for $15 then it went to $25, then they quit doing it altogether for liability reasons. However, there is a local company that will exchange the tank for $12.

    I got the regulator from from Williams Balloon and Helium (800-235-4112). $30.25 + shipping for being a member of a 4x4 club. But this was over a year ago.

    I got the model-150 with the 125lb static pressure spring.

    http://www.williamsballoons.com/html/carbon_dioxide.html

    This chart may help with usage numbers.

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    Thats if you ran bicycle tires on your truck. I filled my tires up last October with my Co2 tank and they have not leaked out.
     

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