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Old 08-04-2015, 11:41 AM #1
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Hydro question

I got a carbon fiber tank of ebay, I believe it's 68/4500. Anyhow, it was born in 2002, and it was tested in 2007. It said it needs a new hydro in 2012. My question is do you think it will pass if I send it to get tested? Also there is no refund for failed tanks, correct?
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Old 08-04-2015, 11:59 AM #2
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If it was born in 2002, then it will be permanently expired in 2017. If tested now, it should still pass hydro unless there is structural damage to the tank it.
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Old 08-04-2015, 01:26 PM #3
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As long as there is no damage to the tank it should pass.
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Old 08-04-2015, 01:59 PM #4
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Yes, as mentioned, it should pass. But it only lasts till 2017 this time, due to the 15 year life on CF tanks. It's up to you to decide if a 2 year life is worth the rehydro process.
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Old 08-04-2015, 06:45 PM #5
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Thanks for all the info guys. The tank did not come with a reg, so I will most likely not get it tested.
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Old 08-18-2015, 10:21 AM #6
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I had no idea tanks can be permanently expired. You guys are really helpful.
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Old 08-18-2015, 10:47 AM #7
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I had no idea tanks can be permanently expired. You guys are really helpful.
If I am correct, steel tanks do not ever expire, as long as they are not damaged.
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Old 08-18-2015, 10:54 AM #8
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Also, when we talk about damage, it really applies mostly to internal stuff. Sometimes, you'll find used carbon fiber Guerrilla or Ninja tanks with some cracking or peeling of the black outer coat. That shouldn't affect hydro testing.
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