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17 Mar 2016 15:50 #1 by robert
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Just checked my tank before heading out to work ,yes some of us have to work on St Patrick day, and noticed my co2 bubble counter was running very slow about 1 bubble every 2 seconds instead of the normal 2 bubbles per second ,opened up the needle valve on the reg and it made no difference . The co2 indicator in the tank is bearly green . The gauges on the reg look about normal. As many of you know from my previous posts I am new to co2 and have only enstailed it since 28th Dec, it uses a 2kg fire extingusher ,reg has a solinoid on it so it only runs 7 hours per day . Do you think the cylinder is empty, I thought I would get 6mths from a fill. Your thoughts please . Robert

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17 Mar 2016 16:28 #2 by alan 64
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If the cylinder was empty would the guages not be reading low pressure

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17 Mar 2016 16:46 #3 by robert
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Hi Alan , that's what I would have thought , but confess I know nothing about co2 so was hoping the knowledgeable people on the forum could help , how long should a cylinder last?

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17 Mar 2016 16:50 #4 by Jonlate
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When you say it's bearly in the green, do you mean it's nearly in the red? If so I would imagine it's empty.
If you weigh the bottle how much does it weigh? A 2 kg extinguisher should weigh 2 kg plus the bottle weight. (is that the way it works or is it 2kg in total!)
That might give you an idea as well.

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17 Mar 2016 16:53 #5 by Jonlate
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Just googled it and a 2kg should weigh 5.1 kg when full and 3.1 when empty.
So weigh it and see.

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17 Mar 2016 18:17 #6 by robert
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Hi Jon late , I would think that a 2kg cylinder means as you say that the weight of the liquid co2 inside is 2kg ,so the total is this plus the weight of the cylinder . The co2 indicator in the tank is bordering between blue and green meaning the level of co2 in the tank is to little. I did expect the cylinder to last longer than 10 weeks

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18 Mar 2016 14:49 #7 by robert
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problem solved co2 bubble counted was blocked , got a new one this morning and all is running ok . Darren in seahorse said he had never heard of one getting blocked

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