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post #10 of (permalink) Old 02-11-2013, 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by DarkCobra View Post
So... Sounds like the issue isn't that it won't work. Just that there's a small chance of something going wrong, which is better off avoided.
Originally Posted by Sugardaddy1979 View Post
They are probably all right. Trouble with diy co2 is that you can't continuously produce that much pressure.. If you shut off the output you might, but as soon as you open it you're back to low pressure.
I think this is the real answer. You need sustained pressure, not just a quick shot of it. DIY will def get the pressure you need when allowed to build up, but as soon as its released you're back to way to low of a working pressure to use an atomic diffusor....
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