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Refill your nitrous bottle

This is a discussion on Refill your nitrous bottle within the Nitrous forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; When it comes time to refill your bottles, do you vent all the left over gas out first or just ...

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    Refill your nitrous bottle

    When it comes time to refill your bottles, do you vent all the left over gas out first or just get it fill up without purging?

    I heard to school of thought here. First I was told not to vent the left over gas out because you have a chance of get mosture in the bottle. ( at the same time the bottle comes complete empty when you get the kit) The other is to vent it out so you get complete fill when you recharge the bottle.

    Normally I have 2 or 3 lbs still in the bottle but the pressure just isnt there to get the same hit. I was thinking about just vent the left over out, what are you guys thoughts?
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    I have always emptied mine. I was told that they cant fill a bottle that has nitrous in it anyways.. Maybe it is just that particular refill station that they own but that is the information I have gotten in 2 different staes by 3 different shops.

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    The two places I've ever taken my bottle to vent it off before they fill it anyways. So I let them vent it off there so the bottle is nice and cold when they fill it up again

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    How long does it take to vent out?

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    depends how much is left in the bottle. Not very long tho if its at 500psi, maybe 2min.

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    Thats what I thought. I started to vent it out and after like a min, I was like. "how long does that damn thing take?"

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    i read that all your really doing is wasting money by doing that, but i dont remember where i read it, and i really dont know much about nitrous

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidz28guy View Post
    i read that all your really doing is wasting money by doing that, but i dont remember where i read it, and i really dont know much about nitrous
    They wont fill it with anything in the bottle, its gotta be empty. You can try and completely empty the bottle, but I run a wet kit - so when the nitrous pressure can't keep up, I run fat. Fat = slow.

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    Yeah, I have wet kit too. I cant see to get the last 3 lbs out of the bottle even a bottle blanket and mounted correctly. Oh well, that why I have three bottle hahah.

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    they CAN refill it without it being empty. i use to do this all the time. it would still have a couple pounds in it, and they would just add to that. if its ease of mind ur wanting though, just vent it, and go totally fresh.

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    refill

    they can refill a bottle that isisnt empty and if they say they cant there wrong

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    been filling half bottles for years, after 3 runs i get my bottle filled most of the time it's 5 pounds or less to fill, at $3.00 a pound it cost me $15.00 for a full bottle

    anyone telling you that you must empty the bottle before a refill is stealing from you, they make more $$$ that way
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    Quote Originally Posted by quick777 View Post
    anyone telling you that you must empty the bottle before a refill is stealing from you, they make more that way
    Exactly, I had one shop want to empty mine. Told them to pound sand.

    I do empty it once in a while.

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    hmmm... thats not cool at all then. Did I get pwnt by this shop that insisted they had to vent the bottle before they could fill it?

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    Yep, I went back to that shop and another guy filled it with no problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eagle View Post
    hmmm... thats not cool at all then. Did I get pwnt by this shop that insisted they had to vent the bottle before they could fill it?

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    try another shop not all are crooks.......

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    Where do you go to fill the bottle? There aren't many places around me that will do partial fills, but the one that I have found has me as a customer.

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    The Hot Rod Shop in Carpentersville, or another shop in Rockford that I can't remember the name of at the moment...

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    Aesracing.net In Elk Grove. Fall-line Motorsports In Northbrook. Not Sure How Far They Are From You, But They Will Fill Or Top Off Bottles.

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    i fill ALOT of nitrous and we CAN fill it if it has 8#'s or 2#'s.....we just have to freeze it alot longer if its got a larger amount of N20 in it....but can totally but done, i can tell you exactly how much you have in it with our scale...some customers fear "air pockets" and ask us to purge but we only do it by request

    but whoever tells you they HAVE TO empty it is totally full of shit and trying to make an extra buck


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