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    I have not used much CO2 since I started practicing over a year ago, but had used up a 24 oz. bottle little by little during that time. When the bottle ran out I got it refilled and started working on a small project on a gun. I was AMAZED but in about 15-20 minutes the bottle was out. I was using a Classic at about 60 lbs. with a tungston piston. Could this heavy set-up, with higher pressure, be what drained the bottle that fast?

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    I did the same thing once, the bottle wasn't screwed all the way tightly into the regulator and the co2 leaked out.
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    Sometimes that little thin gasket leaks, the ones on my bottles are white O-rings that look loke they're made of Teflon.

    That heavier piston will use a little more air to idle but not that much. If you are using a foot pedal version then that will also eat more air by design. Even with all this in mind, that seems like an awfully fast loss of air.
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    Isn't the co2 coming out of the hand piece when working? I would be more worried about breathing it than anything else.
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    Two Ponies

    I had this same problem also (leakage) once, using the 24 oz bottles like Keith said.

    I have since changed to a 20 lb Bottle which lasts me more than 6 months.

    I have the Bottle filled at the local welding shop.

    Price started out at $19.00 for a refill now up to $35.00

    I use a Palm Control, set most of the time to about 10/15 lbs (unless I am setting Gold then I go up to 60 Lbs).

    Christian

    The Lindsay equipment uses, such a small quantity of Co2, Breathing has not been a problem (20 by 40 ft. room).

    The Co2 is more expensive but I stay with it because it is clean (no oil contamination problem).

    Ken

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    I didn't know it was a PC version which shouldn't bleed that tank. 24 oz should last for days. I get mine refilled at the paint ball field for $5.00 You seem to have a leak in the regulator to bottle interface most likely that O-ring. I had that happen twice so far because of re-using that gasket too many times.
    Last edited by Tim Wells; 12-04-2010 at 10:10 PM.
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    Default Tim--

    This is only the second time I filled this particular bottle. When I first met you was about the time I got the first full bottle and it held till now. It would not seem like the 'O' ring would go out that fast and I had it tightened well at the regulator. I will get another refill and see what happens next time. Thanks for the feedback.
    Last edited by Two Ponies; 12-04-2010 at 04:41 AM.

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    Also check that little pressure relief valve on the bottle - I had one where it was loose, as well as one with a bad gasket. Both of them lead to very short run times.
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    Sometimes that teflon O-ring is ok but it will deform instead of tear and cause it to leak. I have had it leak, then seal itself after I remove the regulator, wet the O-ring just by licking my finger and running it around there and putting the regulator back on.

    Those paint ball places will have extra O-rings and the place I used gave me mine when needed. I guess it came with the price of a refill. Good luck.
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