Need help with date on tank, cant find it!

Need help with date on tank, cant find it!

Post by George Stag » Thu, 06 Apr 2000 04:00:00


All I can find on this 9oz tank is:

DOT-3E1800 TC3EM 124 M9001 3A00 C19

Which one is the date?

Thanks

 
 
 

Need help with date on tank, cant find it!

Post by Advance » Thu, 06 Apr 2000 04:00:00

I thought you had a nitro tank at first, and wondered if you were blind.
But then I noticed the 9 oz.  Since it's a co2 tank, I've seen some with
dates, and some without dates.   I go by adding on 6 months to the purchase
date to it.  They are safe for 5 years(I have a 12 that's 6 yrs old, nothing
wrong with it, probably will kill me one of these days though).  Also,
because the sticker tags come off after a while, the date is actually
'engraved' into the aluminum.  Look around the top near the brass(on the
black part of tank).


Quote:
> All I can find on this 9oz tank is:

> DOT-3E1800 TC3EM 124 M9001 3A00 C19

> Which one is the date?

> Thanks


 
 
 

Need help with date on tank, cant find it!

Post by Tim » Thu, 06 Apr 2000 04:00:00

Also to the same effect the DOT only requires tanks larger than 12 oz to be
tested ever 5 years. And i have had a 20 oz i got from my uncle out of test
by 3 years worked fine untill i tried to get a field where a tournament was
being held so i finally got it tested. It's only 10 bucks to get it tested
and gives you that peice of mind..

Tim


Quote:
> I thought you had a nitro tank at first, and wondered if you were blind.
> But then I noticed the 9 oz.  Since it's a co2 tank, I've seen some with
> dates, and some without dates.   I go by adding on 6 months to the
purchase
> date to it.  They are safe for 5 years(I have a 12 that's 6 yrs old,
nothing
> wrong with it, probably will kill me one of these days though).  Also,
> because the sticker tags come off after a while, the date is actually
> 'engraved' into the aluminum.  Look around the top near the brass(on the
> black part of tank).



> > All I can find on this 9oz tank is:

> > DOT-3E1800 TC3EM 124 M9001 3A00 C19

> > Which one is the date?

> > Thanks


 
 
 

Need help with date on tank, cant find it!

Post by SignU » Fri, 07 Apr 2000 04:00:00

Where do get them tested?

Kyle


Quote:
> Also to the same effect the DOT only requires tanks larger than 12 oz to
be
> tested ever 5 years. And i have had a 20 oz i got from my uncle out of
test
> by 3 years worked fine untill i tried to get a field where a tournament
was
> being held so i finally got it tested. It's only 10 bucks to get it tested
> and gives you that peice of mind..

> Tim



> > I thought you had a nitro tank at first, and wondered if you were blind.
> > But then I noticed the 9 oz.  Since it's a co2 tank, I've seen some with
> > dates, and some without dates.   I go by adding on 6 months to the
> purchase
> > date to it.  They are safe for 5 years(I have a 12 that's 6 yrs old,
> nothing
> > wrong with it, probably will kill me one of these days though).  Also,
> > because the sticker tags come off after a while, the date is actually
> > 'engraved' into the aluminum.  Look around the top near the brass(on the
> > black part of tank).



> > > All I can find on this 9oz tank is:

> > > DOT-3E1800 TC3EM 124 M9001 3A00 C19

> > > Which one is the date?

> > > Thanks

 
 
 

Need help with date on tank, cant find it!

Post by Advance » Fri, 07 Apr 2000 04:00:00

Not sure if scuba shops will do it, but I know most fire stations will have
it tested for a small fee.


Quote:
> Where do get them tested?

> Kyle



> > Also to the same effect the DOT only requires tanks larger than 12 oz to
> be
> > tested ever 5 years. And i have had a 20 oz i got from my uncle out of
> test
> > by 3 years worked fine untill i tried to get a field where a tournament
> was
> > being held so i finally got it tested. It's only 10 bucks to get it
tested
> > and gives you that peice of mind..

> > Tim



> > > I thought you had a nitro tank at first, and wondered if you were
blind.
> > > But then I noticed the 9 oz.  Since it's a co2 tank, I've seen some
with
> > > dates, and some without dates.   I go by adding on 6 months to the
> > purchase
> > > date to it.  They are safe for 5 years(I have a 12 that's 6 yrs old,
> > nothing
> > > wrong with it, probably will kill me one of these days though).  Also,
> > > because the sticker tags come off after a while, the date is actually
> > > 'engraved' into the aluminum.  Look around the top near the brass(on
the
> > > black part of tank).



> > > > All I can find on this 9oz tank is:

> > > > DOT-3E1800 TC3EM 124 M9001 3A00 C19

> > > > Which one is the date?

> > > > Thanks

 
 
 

Need help with date on tank, cant find it!

Post by Paintball Adventure » Fri, 07 Apr 2000 04:00:00

the best place to have a tank tested is a place that services fire
extinguishers...the cost is very reasonable, about $7 - $10 per tank. I have
over 600 tanks for my fields and rotate all of them through testing even
though anything below 2.5" in diameter does not need to be tested, according
to DOT and CGA. CO2 tanks every five years...compressed air every two years.

Quote:
> Not sure if scuba shops will do it, but I know most fire stations will
have
> it tested for a small fee.



> > Where do get them tested?

> > Kyle



> > > Also to the same effect the DOT only requires tanks larger than 12 oz
to
> > be
> > > tested ever 5 years. And i have had a 20 oz i got from my uncle out of
> > test
> > > by 3 years worked fine untill i tried to get a field where a
tournament
> > was
> > > being held so i finally got it tested. It's only 10 bucks to get it
> tested
> > > and gives you that peice of mind..

> > > Tim



> > > > I thought you had a nitro tank at first, and wondered if you were
> blind.
> > > > But then I noticed the 9 oz.  Since it's a co2 tank, I've seen some
> with
> > > > dates, and some without dates.   I go by adding on 6 months to the
> > > purchase
> > > > date to it.  They are safe for 5 years(I have a 12 that's 6 yrs old,
> > > nothing
> > > > wrong with it, probably will kill me one of these days though).
Also,
> > > > because the sticker tags come off after a while, the date is
actually
> > > > 'engraved' into the aluminum.  Look around the top near the brass(on
> the
> > > > black part of tank).



> > > > > All I can find on this 9oz tank is:

> > > > > DOT-3E1800 TC3EM 124 M9001 3A00 C19

> > > > > Which one is the date?

> > > > > Thanks