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Co2 question

Sorry Iím new to co2 I refilled my insta co2 tank and I opened the pressure valve , it was good however this morning I notice the pressure on both dials dropped abit then I realized the pressure valve was not fully open so I opened fully now it went all the way to red is this normal?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-12-2018, 03:54 PM
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Normal tank pressure should be 800-1000 psi. It's hard to see but if that's saying the pressure is nearly 2000 psi...then yeah...something is wrong. Either the gauge is busted or your tank is about to explode. Ok...maybe not explode...but it would be really bad if the pressure really is that high. I don't know at what psi the burst disc should rupture...I would think it would before pressure got that high.


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How can I lower the pressure? Itís only after I opened it fully it went to that

All good I relieved the pressure

At what pressure is it suppose to be at

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Empty the tank? That's the only way I can think. I have a feeling it's just a bad gauge or bag regulator. If the tank was filled properly the pressure should be appropriate. Like I said above...the tank should have a burst disc to protect against over pressure and it would rupture before the pressure gets too high and blows the tank. Of course that could fail too and not burst like it should. There should be a weight on the tank that tells you the empty weight. Weight the tank, subtract that number from the weight you got and that will tell you how much CO2 is in the tank. You can then know if the tank was overfilled.


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No what I did was open the bubble count valve and it released most of the pressure then I closed all valves and adjusted at the pressure I wanted itís good now, wanted to know what pressure should it be at? Right it itís almost closed and itís at 1000 left side and 60 right side
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That's good. Yeah...1000 is right. 800 to 1000.


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