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Will they blow up?

Would using these end up blowing up?

Pressure was where the 5 was on gauge


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I have one, no problem so far. Just don't expect to run a ceramic difussor with it if you use yeast


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Oh no once i found citric acid i never went back to yeast. In tjat case i probably messed up by opening the bottle a little to let some gas out right? I just saw it and was like oh damn!!!!! Shes gonna bloooooow!!!!

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It is hard to blow a pet bottle and this build has a release valve in case the system fails. Should be a problem.


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Wheres the release valve? It seems like theres isnt one on here

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It is built in the needle valve casing.... Also, if the pressure is to Hight the tubing will fail before the bottle.

It will be a mess but may not damage anything. Unless you double the recipe or go to high on building up the pressure.


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No i do the 200g of citric and 600ml of water with 200g baking soda and 200ml water. I was worried cus on other co2 kits you can see the pressure release valve and i jabent found a listing for this kit that says it has a release valve

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I have had mine go higher than than 5. No worries.
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I have had mine go higher than than 5. No worries.
Using the same kit?

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No, similar though. Mine has the solid bar.
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See and i believe the one with the bar has a release valve. Fack it. If it blows then we all will know right? im willing to take one for the team.

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Supposedly soda bottles fail at around 150psi. They're over-engineered as regular pressure from the carbonation is around 50psi. If you leave one in a hot car it can reach 100psi. 5kg/cm2 converts to about 71psi which is fairly close to the standard working load they're under at the bottling plant so I wouldn't worry about that too much. Now, the psi that Chinese-made setup can handle is another matter but I wouldn't worry about the bottle exploding.
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Go get some dry ice, a set of binoculars, and an extra bottle and record the pressure that it fails at. Should be a fun experiment. Stay back at least 30 feet though...preferably behind a wall too.
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Go get some dry ice, a set of binoculars, and an extra bottle and record the pressure that it fails at. Should be a fun experiment. Stay back at least 30 feet though...preferably behind a wall too.
And with a vest on lol

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Supposedly soda bottles fail at around 150psi. They're over-engineered as regular pressure from the carbonation is around 50psi. If you leave one in a hot car it can reach 100psi. 5kg/cm2 converts to about 71psi which is fairly close to the standard working load they're under at the bottling plant so I wouldn't worry about that too much. Now, the psi that Chinese-made setup can handle is another matter but I wouldn't worry about the bottle exploding.
Chinese made.....enough said lol. I dare everyone to look through there house and find an item not made overseas

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