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Old 05-15-2019, 10:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently purchased a first strike 10/3000. What kind of confused me when I looked at the fine print, is it says hydro every five years. I don't mind being safe, but when I took my 13ci to get hydro'd, the guy said it fell in the 2" rule. so the question I have; is the fine print a "don't sue me" safety, or is this size an exception to the rule?
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Old 05-15-2019, 11:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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First, is it definitely under 2 inches? Not all small tanks are. Second, it’s probably he same verbiage on all labels. Third, none if it matters when the fill tech never heard if the 2 “ rule, so you are at their mercy if it’s past 5 years.
If it’s under 2”, your probably fine but not everyone honors the 2” rule and they have the right to refuse to fill for any or no reason.
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Old 05-15-2019, 12:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Legally, the 2" rule only applies to tanks marked "3al". That is very specifically spelled out in the regulations.
Most of which are Co2 tanks rated for 1800 psi and made by Cliff div.
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It does have a smaller diameter than the ninja 13ci i have.
I'm the fill tech at my field, so that's not a worry for that. If anything, I guess I can mail it off when the time comes. I'll have to get my hands on one of their 13ci to see if the same script is on it.
I guess I was more worried that there is a change in the times or exceptions to the rule.
I know there was one 13ci tank I had that became very hot at the 1k mark while filing and I decided to recycle it.
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The heat could be from the speed at which it was filled, you can try filling it slower or do wet fills.
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Old 05-15-2019, 01:47 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Legally, the 2" rule only applies to tanks marked "3al". That is very specifically spelled out in the regulations.
Most of which are Co2 tanks rated for 1800 psi and made by Cliff div.
Are you sure it only applies to 3AL tanks? I'm not saying you're wrong, because I honestly don't know, but the way 49 CFR 180.209 - Requirements for requalification of specification cylinders is wrote, it appears that the 2"/2' rule applies to all cylinder specifications found in Table 1.
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Semi related question: does anyone have a list of air tank that are exempt from re-hydro testing?

I have seen tank less than 2" of, but they did not have the proper dot stamp ...
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Old 05-15-2019, 02:37 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Semi related question: does anyone have a list of air tank that are exempt from re-hydro testing?

I have seen tank less than 2" of, but they did not have the proper dot stamp ...
follow the link in the post above yours
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follow the link in the post above yours
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Do we have a tank-to-dot-stamp match up list?
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Old 05-15-2019, 05:38 PM   #10 (permalink)
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If it’s 2’’ or under its exempt per DOT regulation. It’s right on there website if there is ever a question. I bring it up in black and white never had an issue at any if the field I play at.
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