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can i put CO2 in a N2O bottle?

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can i put CO2 in a N2O bottle?

I got a 10# Nitrous Express bottle, can i get it filled with CO2 or is something different with them?
 
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I am pretty sure you can. From what I understand they are both stored a liquid and about the same pressure. You might have to get a different fitting for the bottle to get it filled and it might be hard finding someone to put co2 in a n2o bottle. I don't see why a quick hit with the rattle can couldn't cover up that it is a n2o bottle.
 
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NITROUS EXPRESS is engraved into the tank haha

I'll take it down to Airgas and see what they say. If i have to buy a new valve, and possibly get it cleaned its what ever, its hopefully going to be cheaper than a new tank.
 
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Talk to your welding supply store. Usually you bring in your old bottle, and the give you another that is already filled. I don't see a problem, but they might.
 
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PS you can get fittings to convert to the CGA320 CO2 thread if it is necessary.
 
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might not be able to. our fiber wrapped compressed air paintball tanks said the tank was only approved for compressed air because of the effects of different gases on the tank

also does n2o get cold when its filled? i know co2 gets really cold which could weaken the tank
 
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UM... Nitrous Oxide will burn you with frostbite. Its extremely cold.
 
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both tanks have some very similar engravings..

I took the regulator off the power tank and put it on the NOS bottle, but when i turn it on the gas bypasses the regulator as if it wasn't screwed on all the way.. any ideas?
 
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i wouldnt mess with it. why not get a new bottle.

im sure that there is a reason that that can was made for NO2.
 
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True. I've seen many small CO2 bottles on craigslist for under $50 full. Seen many 10lbs, some 20lbs, and if you're lucky, you can get a cool aluminum one!
 
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bill rebola converted a scuba tank which holds air. Nitrous will store liquid so I see it as a better candidate to swap.

I cant remember bills username but he posted about it a couple of years ago.

if you go to the right welding shop they probably have the fittings. i would go to the one on lamar.
 
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thanks zach. I searched and couldn;t find a link. he sent me a PM with parts numbers and pictures but it is long gone.
 
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Originally Posted by monkeysteeler12 View Post
i wouldnt mess with it. why not get a new bottle.

im sure that there is a reason that that can was made for NO2.
because this bottle was the great ole price of FREE!!

I'll go talk to Airgas Saturday if they're open.
 
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hmmmm
airgas said no :(

i should get this http://austin.craigslist.org/bfs/1190261767.html
 
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they said no they don't have th parts, or no you can't use it for that application?
 
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i cant fill it with CO2.. I'll try somewhere else.. i don't understand why they would sell adapters if you cant put CO2 in it.
 
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I know the kid here at the local dive shop would fill it for ya, he doesn't care one bit, he would over fill tanks until you would tell him to stop. He use to fill my paintball tanks over about 500 psi lol.
 
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shipping on a bottle that heavy, especially filled.. and being pressurized will cost a ton.
 
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Originally Posted by 99ranger4x4 View Post
shipping on a bottle that heavy, especially filled.. and being pressurized will cost a ton.
I dont think they won't let you ship it anyways lol. I just meant theres somebody out there that will fill it im sure, I know our welding shop here wouldn't but fill it either....
 
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i cant fill it with CO2.. I'll try somewhere else.. i don't understand why they would sell adapters if you cant put CO2 in it.
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Dude, sell the NOZ bottle to some ricer, and buy a CO2 bottle off CL or from a welding shop. Do it right, you know?
 
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Originally Posted by 99ranger4x4 View Post
NITROUS EXPRESS is engraved into the tank haha

I'll take it down to Airgas and see what they say. If i have to buy a new valve, and possibly get it cleaned its what ever, its hopefully going to be cheaper than a new tank.
hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
my dad works at airgas here in denver
and he said they would do it
 
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airgas here said no.
 
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