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Old 07-30-2015, 07:05 PM #1
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Co2 tank help

Hey everyone ,

So I need advice on how to get rid of an old expired pure energy co2 tank. It hasn't been hydro tested and it was suppose to be tested in 2013. It's just been sitting in my house with some pressure left . I'm scared to push the pin on top . Any suggestions ?
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Old 07-30-2015, 08:53 PM #2
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I have 4 bottles from around 2000 Ive been wondering the same thing. Is it something we can just toss in the garbage?
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Old 07-30-2015, 09:55 PM #3
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The proper way is to:
- empty the tank. The easiest way is to remove the asa from your gun or disconnect the gun's air line and just let the remaining co2 blast out. When you're certain its empty remove the burst disks. Slowly and carefully. If you hear hissing. Leave the tank alone until it stops.

- once you are certain beyond a doubt that it is empty you should remove the regulator and/or drill a hole in the tank. Then you can throw it away just like any other trash.

Its always better to recycle. Call a local welding shop or fire department. They'll know how to dispose of them and where you can recycle them.
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Old 07-30-2015, 10:20 PM #4
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Another option is to remove or cut away the tank's O-ring and screw it into a gun or any spare ASA you might have. This will also quickly vent all the gas in the tank.

There's actually a couple fun craft projects you can do with old, expired CO2 tanks.
With a little work, you can transform yours into a beer stein or a set of wind chimes.
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Old 07-31-2015, 12:27 AM #5
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Do not, repeat, do not shoot it with a 22 cal...
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Old 08-01-2015, 08:53 PM #6
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Do not, repeat, do not shoot it with a 22 cal...
I read that post. There's a part of me that wants to try that and a part of me that likes being alive.
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Old 08-01-2015, 09:08 PM #7
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I read that post. There's a part of me that wants to try that and a part of me that likes being alive.
It will just turn it into a rocket:

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Old 08-01-2015, 09:49 PM #8
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Do not, repeat, do not shoot it with a 22 cal...
Yes, no 22 cal. Any other cal is fine.
Seriously though, give it to a fire department or something. Those ones don't have the 15 year life like the carbon fiber tanks (I'm pretty sure). They might have a use for them. Don't be too scared to push the pin, only poblem you'll have is the freezing tank, reg and whatever you're pushing the pin with.
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