can you lie an extinguisher / co2 bottle flat

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

  1. fourmations

    fourmations Member

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    hi all

    as it says...

    i have set up a tank on my kitchen counter
    and have no cabinet

    i need to stash all the bits and bobs behind the tank
    including co2, the tank is 15" high

    regards

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  2. Stu Worrall

    Stu Worrall Forum Moderator Staff Member

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    i dont think its wise, have heard before that when you have it upright your using the gas off the top which is why they are never totally full. put it on its side and its the liquid gas thats coming out. maybe complete BS though as I heard it off someone else.
     
  3. Steve Smith

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    Fire Extinguishers should definately not be stored on their sides. They are a higher pressure than standard CO2 bottles, and I believe something to do with the way the gas is delivered from the cylinder means it's actually quite dangerous to do so.
     
  4. Garuf

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    It'll blow the safety valve if stored and used on it's side, the pressure builds up in the wrong place and BAM you've got a mess no your hands.
     
  5. fourmations

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    thanks all

    that leaves me a bit stumped

    i don't suppose there is a 15" high bottle i can use,
    soda stream perhaps?

    rgds

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  6. Behold

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    There not cheap cheap but arnt the JBL ones small for say a 500g
     
  7. fourmations

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    cheers

    i think thats the way this may go

    i may just email jbl
    I have been trying to find the dimensions of the bottle
    but had no luck on the web

    We have 2kg extinguishers in work and they are about 18"high
    perhaps a 1kg extinguisher may do the job but again i have had
    trouble finding dimensions for this also

    regards

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  8. Hoskins

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    I have a 500g JBL it is 18" high including the stand.
     
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  10. Hoskins

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    If it is of any consequence I am now doing my water change and I have got close to the bottle and measured accuratly. It is 17.25" 44cm including the stand and cage on the top, which could possibly be removed to give an extra 1/4" less.

    Hope that helps.
     
  11. fourmations

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    thanks all

    hoskin, pardon my ignorance but do the double dials
    sit higher that tha or are they flush with the cage

    there is a 350g bottle out there
    but i was hoping to get a kit from aquaristic
    and they all come with 500g bottles

    Regards and thanks

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  12. planter

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    ive known the 500 g jbl bottles to differ in length as some have flatter bottoms than others! Some fit in my cabinet others do not! when it didnt fit I laid it down :? Im guessing this was a bad move? never had any trouble though? I moved over to 2kg which now stands outside the cab.
     
  13. Hoskins

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    On mine they are flush.
     

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