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CO2 canister

Discussion in 'CO2 Enrichment' started by Frolicsome_Flora, Feb 18, 2007.

  1. Frolicsome_Flora

    Frolicsome_Flora Guru Class Expert

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    If I bought a CO2 fire extinguisher, is it just a case of unscrewing the horn attachment and putting your regulator on it? Im a bit of a neewbie on this and wanna make sure I get it right before I lay out some cash. Seen this on ebay.

    ebay item
     
  2. Brainman

    Brainman Junior Poster

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    I have CO2 canister from old CO2 fire extinguisher, and I`m using manometar for welding, but I have needle valve for fine tuning. It looks like canisister from eBay...
     
  3. neil1973

    neil1973 Prolific Poster

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    You should be able to pick one up cheaper than the example you have e.g. eBay.co.uk: 2kg Co2 Fire Extinguisher (item 230092161242 end time 21-Feb-07 09:10:45 GMT). If your regulator is a standard fitting then it will screw straight on in place of the horn. I think you have previously posted that you have a jbl reg, i'm guessing it will be a standard fitting but with a large international company such as jbl they may have their own standard so i would definitely check.

    I personally use this regulator http://pixi.aquaristic.net/aquarium/technical_equipment/co2_equipment/co2_components/co2_pressure_reducer_with_2_manometer_dosage_valve.html?lang=1 and an extinguisher with no problems. I have just screwed on the regulator and cable tied the extinguisher handle down. PLEASE NOTE: I am not necessarily saying this is a good idea, entirely safe or recommended although I know it is quite a common practice in the UK especially among reef keepers with their calcium reactors.

    Cheers
    Neil
     
  4. Frolicsome_Flora

    Frolicsome_Flora Guru Class Expert

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    I checked up and the JBL is standard fitting, which is great, so Ive bought a refurbed, full 2kg for £28 including a handy wall bracket, so I think itll do fine. Thanks for your help everyone :)
     
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