For Goran about co2 tyre inflation

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 19:33
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Hi Goran

I was Going thru forum archive, I found your post re CO2 tyre inflation, which I found very interesting. I was wondering if you wouldn't mind supplying me with some more details of how you went about setting this up.

thank you for any help you can give.

My email is: nathan@synergyfitness.com.au

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Reply By: srowlandson - Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 21:15

Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 21:15
We had an Air-Up Co2 bottle on a trial.

It is damn fast, faster than you can imagine, and real handy to have in the bush. Running air tools etc can make short work of some trail side repairs.

the 2 bottle setup is the key, having one full whilst you arrange the second to get refilled.

One Bottle would do the average punter about 6 months of 4wding.

Steve
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Follow Up By: GO_OFFROAD - Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 22:28

Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 22:28
The Co2 bottle filled my 285's from 3 psi to 25 psi in 14 seconds per tyre, which was awsome, and beats any compressor hands down.

Refills are about $12-$16, and you will blow up 40 tyres at least before needing refill, so ongoing cost is bugger all.
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Reply By: Goran - Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 22:26

Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 22:26
Connect 3.5kg Co2 fire extinquisher bottle to regulator and the hose with tyre chuck. It is that simple.
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Follow Up By: desray - Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 23:23

Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 23:23
Should we be releasing Co2 just to blow up our tyres ?????. http://www.co2science.org/ I thought it was adding to the greenhouse gasses ????
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Follow Up By: Goran - Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 23:34

Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 23:34
Hence the reason why i seldom use it nowdays.
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Follow Up By: TheUndertaker - Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 16:52

Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 16:52
desray ,everytime YOU breath out you expel ?????wait for it !!!!!!!!

C02 -carbon dioxide so stop breathing as you are adding to the greenhouse effect !!!!! lol ;)
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Follow Up By: Groove - Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 21:26

Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 21:26
The difference is we do have to breath but we dont have to use CO2 for tyre inflation for the sake of saving a few minutes
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Follow Up By: Synergist - Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 17:52

Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 17:52
Hey Goran,

What sort of regulator did you use???

I've heard that you need a fairly high flow rate?

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Goran - Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 21:59

Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 21:59
I just use ordinary Oxy regulator CIG straight of the oxy cutting set up. Good enough for me.
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Reply By: Bilbo - Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 23:34

Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 23:34
I would think that as the CO2 remains in the tyre it wouldn't affect the ozone layer. Or is my simple mind tricking me again?

More tablets, I suppose ;)

Bilbo
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Follow Up By: Coops (Pilbara) - Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 10:47

Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 10:47
what about when you let them down for beach/track work and the CO2 releases into the atmosphere ?
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Reply By: Member - StevenL - Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 00:14

Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 00:14
Guys,

Just a thought on this issue - leading to a question....

If you had a largish CO2 cylinder along to do the tyres could this also still be used as a fire extinguisher? Seems pointless carrying both.

Does anyone offer commercially a product with the approriate fittings for tyre inflation as well as an extiguisher type nozzle.

As a CFS volunteer I have used CO2 extinguishers in training to put out various types of fires (wood, flammable liquid) and they are the recommended type for electrical fires. Would this be the extinguisher of choice to have in the 4by?

Steven
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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 10:03

Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 10:03
The only commercialy available one i know of is for motorcycles, you can buy Co2 kits at bike shops comes with bottles and inflater to put in a bum bag.

Baz.
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Follow Up By: srowlandson - Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 13:08

Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 13:08
www.air-up.com have a commerciallly availble 'kit'
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