can i use regular airline temporarily?

Discussion in 'Carbon Dioxide (CO2)' started by fourmations, 21 Dec 2008.

  1. fourmations

    fourmations Member

    30 Aug 2008
    hi all

    i have found a hole in the co2 line i got with my kit
    but cant buy any co2 line here in lfs in ireland

    could i use regular line for a week or so
    until i get an order from AE

    i have a soft line and the regular harder silicone one
    which would be better to use?


  2. JamesC

    JamesC Member

    3 Jul 2007
    Bexley, Kent
    Yes you can with no problems. Depending on your setup normal silicone tubing does leak a bit of CO2 gas depending on the pressure inside the tubing. Using a ladder diffuser will mean tiny amounts of CO2 escaping as the back pressure is low whereas using a ceramic diffuser will let some more CO2 escape as the pressure is higher.

    Either tubing one will be ok.


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