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post #31 of 41 Old 06-24-2009, 01:34 PM
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SOOOO with Co2 we can:
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  • re-seat the bead we broke when we broke the other stuff
  • re-inflate the tire
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Co2 is a better option for many. The only reason that I run the air setup that I have, is because I got the tank free, the hydro testing free, and the fills for free (I fill it myself). You would REALLY need to bang one of the breathing air bottles to make it rupture. I have one strapped to my back when I go into fires, and they occasionally take some HARD hits. I am yet to break, or see one break.
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Thread back from the dead!!

I have a scuba setup too.
I always ask people how do you think divers transport their tanks?
And most divers go off-road also.
These tanks can take quite a hit right on the valve and nothing's gonna happen.
My diving teacher got hit in his car with 12 tanks in the trunk, all facing valve to the back.
The tanks got moved in the trunk but the car did not explode.
If it was that dangerous you wouldn't be allowed to take it in your car at all.

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post #34 of 41 Old 06-15-2011, 08:39 AM
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Plus, the CO2 will put out enough air to re-seat the bead if necessary - yet to see a compressor do that.
Get beadlocks and you won't have to worry about that.
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How do u fill it and did u get it pressure tested?
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The 4x4 shop I fill it at will do the required testing for me....they will not fill a tank without a current test cert. Alt, I think any welding gas supply will also test it.

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From my paintballing days... Scuba tanks need re-testing every 5 years or so to ensure they are structurally sound and still DOT/TC approved. Not sure if the same applies to CO2. Also, if you need to air up in the cold, you will want air and not CO2 or else it will freeze up on you. Another reason air is preferred is you can mount the tank at any angle and it will work, tilt CO2 tanks the wrong way and you shoot liquid... Again think iceing issues or potentially exposing your tire rubber to extreme temperature changes quickly. Finally, not sure if they are available in CO2 but compressed air tanks are available in fiberglass as well as steel if you are into weight savings
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yet to see a compressor do that.
Before getting my york based OBA I've used the $50 MV50 compressor to reseat a bead. Only works if you lost one bead not both.

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From my paintballing days... Scuba tanks need re-testing every 5 years or so to ensure they are structurally sound and still DOT/TC approved. Not sure if the same applies to CO2. Also, if you need to air up in the cold, you will want air and not CO2 or else it will freeze up on you. Another reason air is preferred is you can mount the tank at any angle and it will work, tilt CO2 tanks the wrong way and you shoot liquid... Again think iceing issues or potentially exposing your tire rubber to extreme temperature changes quickly. Finally, not sure if they are available in CO2 but compressed air tanks are available in fiberglass as well as steel if you are into weight savings
On the opposite side, CO2 holds the same pressure until the tank is empty, meaning that it will take the same amount of time to fill tires from full to empty. Every time that you fill from an air tank, the pressure is going to go down, which means that the time that it takes to fill tires will go down. Also, with CO2, you eliminate the need for pressure gauges since they are mostly meaningless. Gauges are more needed on an air tank.

As for the angle, a CO2 tank can be fitted with a tube that would allow it to work standing up or on it's side. The only downside to this is that it would have to be re-tested. This would make it easy to be mounted on it's side and you wouldn't have to move it at all.

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How do u fill it and did u get it pressure tested?
Local scuba diving shop...

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over the weekend, we got 3 sets of 35's and 1 set of 37's out of 1 scuba tank, and still had air left!!

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