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Old 08-24-11, 03:44 PM   #1
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Shelf Life of CO2 Cartridge

I have about a dozen CO2 cartridges that I have had for about a year or so. The problem is that I have flatted exactly once in about that time, and of course I am now worried about shelf life.

Does anybody know about the shelf life of those cartridges? My intention is to put them on Craigslist if the shelf life is kinda limited.

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Old 08-24-11, 03:59 PM   #2
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there is no self life , they are good until you use them .
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Yep, CO2 cartridge shelf life is probably long than the shelf life of any of us.
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Unless someone proves that they turn to chocolate inside after a few years, I don't think they ever go bad as long as the metal seal at the tip of the cartridge remains intact.

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Do watch out for rust on the casing, though. If it gets bad enough, they can leak or burst. Keep them clean and dry, and they'll last essentially forever.
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And if you're not sure, weight them on your gram scale. If one seems significantly lighter, maybe it leaked, though I've never seen that.

I just got a couple from an old box of parts and stuff that had to be fifteen or more years old. They worked fine.
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