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Old 06-29-2013, 08:09 PM   #1
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Default How big is my Co2 tank?

This may be obvious, but I was looking on the side and it said WT 7.3lb and after that 3.3kg. Do I have a 7.3lb co2 tank? I thought they usually only measure in 5lb, 10lb etc and I can't seem to find 7.3lb co2 cylinders online anywhere to price it appropriately for sale to a friend. Any help is appreciated.

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Old 06-29-2013, 08:25 PM   #2
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I believe that is the empty weight of just the tank and should then be a 5 pound tank.

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Old 06-29-2013, 08:45 PM   #3
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It is common to refer to gas cylinders by the weight of the product in a full tank, i.e. the net weight of the gas " 5 lb cylinder or 15 lb cylinder".

The cylinder usually has a tare weight stamped on it so that when it is filled, the operator can tell what the total weight of tank and product is, thereby knowing that they have put in the correct amount.

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