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Old 01-30-2014, 01:41 PM   #31
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I think the burst disc is supposed to blow if the pressure was dangerously high, but I don't know how much pressure that takes. Glad you got that fixed, sounds a little scary.
There is a thing on the side of the tank valve that says 3000 on it, so maybe that is the burst disk rated for 3000psi?


Yea it was a little scary, my wife was really nervous about it too!


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Wow it must have been really full. Mine reads 800 at room temp
I think it was almost 2# over filled. While I appreciate extra product for the same price, maybe just a half pound over would have been better than 2 lol
Maybe the tare was set wrong on the scale or something.

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Old 01-30-2014, 06:04 PM   #32
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Well this was an interesting thread to read through.

I'm glad this ended safely. Since the regulator is only rated to 1800 PSI, this could have gone rather poorly. Chances are if it was summer, the disc on the tank would have burst. I'd politely notify the place that filled your tank that they overfilled it significantly, and that this presented a rather dangerous situation. Depending how they react to that news, I'd consider taking your business elsewhere. That's some scary stuff. Next time weigh the tank just to be sure...

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Old 01-30-2014, 07:46 PM   #33
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I believe you have a dangerously over-filled tank, this is the fault of the companty that filled it. I go thru 10-15 20.lb tanks a month at our brewery, and every once and awhile I get one thats over-filled, I can tell by its weight before i even hook it up that its too full!!!

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While I appreciate extra product for the same price, maybe just a half pound over would have been better than 2 lol
Maybe the tare was set wrong on the scale or something.
If I had to guess, I'd say whoever filled the tank probably didn't check the tare weight and just assumed it was empty when you brought it to him. It likely still had a pound and a half of CO2 still inside it. So he added 5 pounds to it. And maybe a little extra to give you your money's worth.
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