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Old 06-13-2008, 07:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Tank Sizes?

Hey there. I got that Shocker in, and it came with a tank. Problem is, I'm not sure what size the tank is. I took a picture of the older tank next to my PMI tank. The PMI tank is 68 c.i.

The older tank looks smaller, but not small enough to be a 45 c.i., but on that not, I've never had a 45 c.i., so I don't know how big one is. Thoughts? Thanks.



The known 68 is on the left.
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Old 06-13-2008, 07:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Look for the CC's on the label. Right around 15 CC's is 68 Cubic Inches.

I think that is .5 CC's short of the tank on the left - a slight amount less CC's.

They are all a little different.

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The 3000 PSI tank might not have as much aluminum/carbon wrapping. It also might hold a bit less.
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There's no CC's on the old tank's label.
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68's vary in size. Just fill it up with the amount you would put in a 68, it's not going to be more than 3000 PSI anyway.
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Old 06-13-2008, 08:16 PM   #6 (permalink)
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It appears to be converted to CO2 use for the Shocker.

My two 68's are of different size also.
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Old 06-13-2008, 09:26 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Pizza, the reason I'm asking is because I wanted to use it for CO2 on my Shocker. A 45 c.i. will only hold a little more than a 20 oz., but a 68 c.i. will hold about 32 oz., so I was hoping it's a 68 c.i. It is unregulated, and has a reverse threaded SP on/off. It does screw onto a reverse threaded MaxFlo. I haven't tried to take the valve off yet, so I don't know if there's an anti-siphon in there or not.
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Old 06-13-2008, 10:35 PM   #8 (permalink)
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It's definitely a 68, I saw the valve. I meant that you would have to put a LOT of CO2 in it(even at 45 CI) to reach 3000 PSI.

It's the same as my tank, mines Carleton as well.. Mine has a different logo though. 45 CI tanks are a good few inches shorter.
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Another reason for significant size variation is because some tanks are fiberglass and not carbon fiber. Fiber glass tanks need more wraps for the same strength as carbon fiber, so they are bigger.
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Old 06-16-2008, 02:15 AM   #10 (permalink)
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AHA! That explains it then. My PMI is definitely fiberglass. I forgot to mention that...
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