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Old 04-23-2011, 02:00 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Mathematically speaking you should have 4 or 5 fills, right?
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Old 04-23-2011, 02:04 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Yea I would assume around 5. I just don't know how much CO2 is vented on average when chilling.
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Old 04-24-2011, 05:22 PM   #23 (permalink)
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whut.... too small for what? does it not require hydro and they're scared of tanks that aren't hydro'd? i can't think of any other reasons other than lack of knowledge.
Well, 3.5oz tanks are harder to fill. Especially, if you are using a cheap digital gauge that doesn't react fast enough. With an operator that isn't very good, you end up with a lot of short or overfills. This ends up with a too small to fill policy.

Bigger tanks get no complaints because it's harder to detect short/over filling.
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Old 04-24-2011, 07:24 PM   #24 (permalink)
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One reason for my fields policy on 3.5oz is that they used to underfill all tanks by 2 oz. So that would give you like one ounce of co2.

And I have a 20lb bottle that I now fill all my tanks at home.
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Old 04-24-2011, 07:37 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I run into these sort of tank shenanigans on a pretty regular basis. Had a number of fields refuse to fill my chromoly tanks while claiming "these need to be hydro'd ever x years" Apparently the stamped metal letters saying "Never Needs Hydro" are difficult to understand...

but on the up side, at least they are erring on the side of safety??
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Old 04-24-2011, 08:03 PM   #26 (permalink)
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A field I play at in Jax told me that filling 3.5 oz don't register on their scale. It doesn't pick up weight until 6oz and by then the 7oz and 9oz are typically past full. He filled it, but said it was tough.
at the store i used to run we used a hanging scale to measure and it was slightly more difficult than filling large tanks only because the movement of the co2 line when you open up the gas line would throw the scale all out of wack for a few seconds so you just had to go really slow. Otherwise, they are actually pretty easy to fill and the hanging scales that Kee sells are only like 40 or 50 bucks if i recall correctly.
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Old 04-26-2011, 02:20 AM   #27 (permalink)
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I go to SC village and if you ask nicely theyll fill your 3.5 I started to use 12 grams though so now i dont have to deal with the freaking crowds and stupid people
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