using a co2 extinguisher for the 1st time

Discussion in 'Carbon Dioxide (CO2)' started by mjw1476, 1 Jan 2009.

  1. mjw1476

    mjw1476 Member

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    ive currently got a 2kg dennerle co2 bottle with soleneid valve but have just run out which is lucky as im changing my tank around with a whole new set of plants. im interested in knowing a bit more about using co2 extinguishers with my soleneid, i saw dan crawford was advertising a little while ago about an order. do you have to specially order them? how much do the cost, as i was quoted £20ish to refill my current bottle and it would take a week! do you need any special equipment or is the valve sufficient? and lastly how do you go about connecting the valve and canister together.
    any help or advice, even if its to refill my current bottle would be great.
    cheers

    Matt
     
  2. BINKSY1973

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    Hi Matt,

    I have a Dennerle co2 set as well which is around 6 years old now, but i made the switch to an FE about 2 years ago and have never looked back. So your reg and solenoid fits excatly the same as your Dennerle bottle.I now have 3 FE and my original bennerle bottle 1.5kg. I get mine refilled in Birmingham, although im in Oxford, but only costs about a fiver for eack bottle to be refilled and done in a few minutes.

    just ring around a few Fire Extinguisher places or welding suppliers from the yellow pages you can normally find someone who will refill them.http://ukaps.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=266&hilit=fire extinguisher co2

    Cheers Gordon.
     
  3. Mark Evans

    Mark Evans Expert

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    some MA stores will fill them, or get them filled for £14.00
     
  4. mjw1476

    mjw1476 Member

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    thanks for the help, that link was very helpful gordon, think im going to invest in the extinguisher and use the dennerle bottle for spare if anything goes wrong.

    Matt
     
  5. BINKSY1973

    BINKSY1973 Member

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    Your welcome Matt, Good luck.

    Cheers Gordon.
     
  6. chris1004

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  7. mjw1476

    mjw1476 Member

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    cheers for that chris, looks like a viable option
     
  8. Themuleous

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    Thats cheeper than ebay, by a few quid. Nice one.

    Sam
     

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