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Expired nitrous bottles

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    Expired nitrous bottles

    Is there anything you can do to have them re-certified? How long is a bottle certified for useally brand new? It's definetely not something that they mention in any nitrous kit.

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    what nitrous bottles expire? so how long do they last?
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    Never have heard of that, I have two bottles here at the house and neither one has anything on it about expiration date.

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    there's date codes on the bottles. i think it's every five years they need recertifying. a scuba shop usually can recertify them for you.

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    Is it on the label of the bottle, or is it stamped into the bottle itself somewhere? I have tow bottles with the labels taken off because they were polished.

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    the stamping around the top of the bottle. tells you brand and date. catalina and luxfor are the brands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrr23 View Post
    there's date codes on the bottles. i think it's every five years they need recertifying. a scuba shop usually can recertify them for you.
    Sweet thats good to know thanks.

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    Learn something new everyday, my bottles are over five years old I know. Guess I'll see where I can find a place to get them recertified.

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    do they have to be recrtified just to race??? is that a requirement

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    Quote Originally Posted by greatwhiteZ28 View Post
    do they have to be recrtified just to race??? is that a requirement
    if you go and race in a NHRA/IHRA sanctioned race, they will check. normal test n tune nights, they usually don't check.

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    My bottle is painted white, so I can't tell.

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    Some of the welding shops will re cert bottles also.
    Yeah you can check some of your local machine shops too they usually won't check the date either.
    Don't be afraid of the bottle!!! Be afraid of your tune!!!

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    thanks again

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