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Old 09-07-2009, 09:37 PM   #1
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I recently bought a 10# CO2 tank from e-bay and I believe they guy advertised the wrong size (I think its 5#). Is there a way for me to tell whether it is a 5# or 10# tank? Do each of them usually have certain dimension? I would like to be 100% sure before I give the guy a negative rating.


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Old 09-07-2009, 09:51 PM   #2
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What is the height of it? I have a 5# and a 20#. My 5 is 18" tall to top of valve handle, my 20# is 28" tall.

This may not be the most scientific, and the code stamped on the side may provide info that I can't decipher, but this may help.


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Old 09-07-2009, 10:20 PM   #3
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My 10# has a "10#" stamped on it.
You can also weigh it empty.

 
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Old 09-07-2009, 10:29 PM   #4
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Its 18in tall and 5in diameter. Seems like pretty standard measurements for 5# tanks.

I would weigh it, but it was mailed with a full tank. There is a stamp on it that, I believe, reads 11lb 13oz V. Its a used tank with a lot of scuff marks, paint and sticker adhesive on the outside, so it is kind of hard to read.
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Its 18in tall and 5in diameter. Seems like pretty standard measurements for 5# tanks.
yea, that sounds like a 5. would be too small for a 10. my 10 is maybe ~22 inches tall, ~8 inches around
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Old 09-07-2009, 10:45 PM   #6
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5lb aluminums are 6" x 19", 10lb is 7" x 21".
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Old 09-08-2009, 03:36 PM   #7
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I would weigh it, but it was mailed with a full tank. There is a stamp on it that, I believe, reads 11lb 13oz V.
The 11lb 13oz is the empty weight. Weigh it full then subtract 11lbs 13oz from that weight to get the weight of the co2 inside.

 
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Old 09-08-2009, 05:44 PM   #8
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Sounds like a 5# tank, and he also broke some other laws mailing it without draining it first.



 
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