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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #1214
I just ran into a problem with my CO2 injection. The gas stopped coming out
in the tank, so naturally I looked at the gauge on my single stage regulator
I got from Dave Gomberg. It read zero, which disappointed me since the last
refill lasted 16 months and this one lasted only 2 months. I was afraid the
regulator was no good. So I closed the master valve on the cylinder,
removed the regulator, opened the valve and nothing came out. Well, sorry I
doubted your regulator, Dave, as I just ran out of CO2. Dave sells a fine
However, the 20 pound cylinder is still filled with at least 25% liquid.
Since CO2 can't exist as a liquid at atmospheric pressure, I got
suspicious. Aha, the liquid tastes just like water. Its not even
1) Has anybody ever gotten a charge of CO2 that was "wet" with H2O? Is
this possible? I got this charge from a "reputable" company in Houston.
2) I have all these check valves on my plumbing, but of course there was
none on the inlet to the regulator! Could I have damaged the regulator?
3) The cylinder is aluminum. What do I have to do to get it back in shape?
Unfortunately, I can't find the receipt for the recharge. I'm hoping that
there is no permanent damage.
gasless in Texas,