07-30-2007, 08:12 AM
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Denver, CO
| | Re: CO2 Tank Pressure Relief Valve
For those of you not comfortable with replacing one of these burst disk units, then by all means don't. But the only real safety concern is that you don't try to remove the thing when there is CO2 in the tank! Beyond that, it consists of unscrewing the old one followed by screwing in the new one. I don't need to pay a professional to do that.
For the most part, the local welding supply shops did not know much about replacement burst disks. They just wanted to exchange my tank for another. Which if I had to do, I would, but I'm not exactly excited about trading in my brand new shiny aluminum tank for a beat up one.
I took the unit into the local Airgas (the one on Lamar Jonesy
) where I previously had the tank filled. They searched catalogs of parts, made phone calls, and came up empty handed. But in the end they pulled one off of another tank and swapped it for mine. No charge! I now have the new one installed and ready to fill the tank again.