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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-15-2011, 04:15 PM Thread Starter
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Fire extinguisher?

Hi, i have a brand new 2kg co2 fire extinguisher at home and wanting to hook up to my tank but just wanting to know can i use the co2 in the tank already or will i have to empty it and refill it?

where do i refill FE?

BTW it's the co2 what came with the tank from new and wonderd if it is tank safe?
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you have to replace the fire extinguisher stem with a valve stem with on/off with a regulator attached to that.
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okay i dont think i will use FE if i have that kind of hassle, will the D&D co2 system be alright for a 29G, what i mean is how long will the 600g cylinder last??
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A cylinder that size may last a couple of months, depending on several factors (surface agitation, rate of injection, etc).

I would recommend you just replace the stem on the fire extinguisher. It will be cheaper in the long run.

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