tweeking co2 levels

Discussion in 'Carbon Dioxide (CO2)' started by naz, 28 Apr 2009.

  1. naz

    naz Member

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    i have only bin using co2 for about 6 mouths,i was using a 500 gram bottle but i have recently changes to a 2kg fe bottle,i have been tweeking the co2 till i get it just right, 3 or 4 bps ,this could take 3 or 4 days,by turning it up slightly every day making shore it isnt going yellow at the end of the day when the co2 goes of,wot i am finding is happening is after about 4 or 5 day the 3 or 4 bps is going down to about 2 or 3 bps.i now the bottle is emptying,but im shore this wasent happing as much with the 500 gram bottle ,it uses to stay at a constent rate,i think,i now i havent got any leeks,my question is...is this nomal to have to tweek the co2 every 4 or 5 days...sorry if this is a silly question im a newbie.....
     
  2. BINKSY1973

    BINKSY1973 Member

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    No its not normal to have to weak it evry 4 or 5 days. Iwould say theres a chance you have a slight leak some where. Try using soapy water on all conections. if there is a leak you should see the soap bubble.

    Hope that makes sense.

    Cheers Gordon.
     
  3. Dolly Sprint 16v

    Dolly Sprint 16v Member

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    Naz

    Check the "O" ring or flat rubber washer on the regulator - the end that slides into the FE bottle valve (the part where the horn fits onto the bottle).

    Regards

    Paul.

    N.B Whenever I have to change my co2 bottles I always renew the "O" ring on my JBL regulators.
     
  4. naz

    naz Member

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    thanks for the reply,i have just checked all the conections and there dont seem to be any leaks,the psi bar does not go down,just the bps seem to slow up,cant work it out,can i ask how long you have to wait before you have to tweek it , as the bottle runs out......i think i will double check the conections on bottle tommorow....
     
  5. Razor927

    Razor927 Newly Registered

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    ive had this problem once. i could not get the BPS to stay at a constant rate day in day out for the first 2 weeks after adding a new bottle to the tank.

    i double checked the pressure in the bottle was at 55 bar and i increased the output pressure from 1 bar to 1.5 bar and this sorted the problem out for me.

    i dont know if increasing the output pressure was the problem but when i resettup the BPS on a new bottle i always make sure i have 1.5 bar pressure on the output and havnt had the problem since.

    it worked for me so it may help you out

    the only other time that i have the problem of changing BPS is when the bottle is becoming empty

    raz / chris H 8)
     
  6. naz

    naz Member

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    just raised the psi from 2 bars to 3 bars,set the bps up and its been ok so far,its been running on a constant rate for about 4 days now and i havent seen no reduction in the bps,im going too keep my eye on it...thanks for the advice.... :)
     
  7. naz

    naz Member

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