Running on CO2?

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Re: Running on CO2?

Post by kvom » Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:00 am

I have a 20# CO2 tank that I use primarily for inflating tires. In the past I used it to power nail guns as well. I tried to use it to power a fairly large stationary engine model at a show, but without success. I get plenty of pressure, but the volume drops off too quickly. For the same reason I can use the tank with an impact wrench but not a grinder.

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Re: Running on CO2?

Post by Fred_V » Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:39 am

UnkaJesse wrote:About 5 years ago I gave a demonstration of steam logging equipment at a Forestry Association meeting. Had my Bill Harris' designed skidder/loader,Falk and my Filer and Stowell. I ran the skidder/loader by using a bottle of CO2 that I got from the local Coca-Cola plant and the engine ran very well although the bottle became frozen to the dining room floor! [img]/ubb/images/graemlins/frown.gif"%20alt="[/img]

Once ran a Stuart #9 mill engine on Freon 12 at a gun show in Memphis, but that is another story.

Unka(Freon 12??? [img]/ubb/images/graemlins/shocked.gif"%20alt="[/img] Yep the stuff that is now banned.)Jesse
Nice to hear from you Jesse. Been a long time; you doing well?
Fred V
Pensacola, Fl.

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