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Hydrostatic Test on CO2 Bottles
« on: November 26, 2010, 06:35:44 PM »
How often is recertification by hydrostatic testing required on CO2 gas bottles?
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Re: Hydrostatic Test on CO2 Bottles
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2010, 06:38:15 PM »
I think it is 10 years. 
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Re: Hydrostatic Test on CO2 Bottles
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2010, 10:16:19 PM »
I think it is 10 years. 

Actually, it is required every five years I believe.

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Re: Hydrostatic Test on CO2 Bottles
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2010, 07:31:37 AM »
5. And for those of us who bought new and it only ever sat in our kegerators it's total crap. Just a way to snag another $50 from us.
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Re: Hydrostatic Test on CO2 Bottles
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2010, 07:45:33 AM »
OK, 5 years then, I stand corrected.
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Re: Hydrostatic Test on CO2 Bottles
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2010, 12:35:16 PM »
5 years, unless it has a star stamped on it then it's ten years.

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Re: Hydrostatic Test on CO2 Bottles
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2010, 12:54:06 PM »
5 years, unless it has a star stamped on it then it's ten years.

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What does the star indicate?
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Re: Hydrostatic Test on CO2 Bottles
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2010, 01:02:00 PM »
5 years, unless it has a star stamped on it then it's ten years.

Thanks everybody for the replies!

What does the star indicate?

Indicates it is a newer spun steel tank, thereby only requiring recerts every 10 yrs.
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Re: Hydrostatic Test on CO2 Bottles
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2010, 11:39:23 PM »
5. And for those of us who bought new and it only ever sat in our kegerators it's total crap. Just a way to snag another $50 from us.
Which is yet another reason to swap instead of fill . . .
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Re: Hydrostatic Test on CO2 Bottles
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2010, 01:05:28 AM »
5. And for those of us who bought new and it only ever sat in our kegerators it's total crap. Just a way to snag another $50 from us.
Which is yet another reason to swap instead of fill . . .

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Re: Hydrostatic Test on CO2 Bottles
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2010, 08:10:39 PM »
How often is recertification by hydrostatic testing required on CO2 gas bottles?
10 years on a steel cylinder; 5 years on an aluminum one.  In Las Vegas, anyway.  Not sure if it's a local or national code.  But mine was so pitted and corroded that it got condemned on visual inspection alone.  Never made it to the water jacket. :-\
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Re: Hydrostatic Test on CO2 Bottles
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2011, 09:39:43 PM »
Is the date stamped on the bottle the expiration date or the test date?  I have a 20lb steel bottle with a bunch of dates on it dating back to the 1970's, the latest date on it is 08/03 (assuming August, 2008).  Inbetween the 08 and the 03 are little tiny numbers 08 and 13.  Does this mean the certification was done in August 2003 and that it expires in August 2013?

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Re: Hydrostatic Test on CO2 Bottles
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2011, 05:08:06 PM »
5. And for those of us who bought new and it only ever sat in our kegerators it's total crap. Just a way to snag another $50 from us.
Which is yet another reason to swap instead of fill . . .

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Re: Hydrostatic Test on CO2 Bottles
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2011, 03:22:15 PM »
I once had a CO2 which had a first certification date older than I was...  :o
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Re: Hydrostatic Test on CO2 Bottles
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2011, 03:29:50 PM »
I once had a CO2 which had a first certification date older than I was...  :o

It was BC?  ;)
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