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Old 19 August 2018, 10:58   #1
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just purchased two manual life jackets they are brand new never out of package, but the co2 cartridge is out of date would you use them or replace cartridge.
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Old 19 August 2018, 11:05   #2
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Out of date?
I thought CO2 had a manufacture date on it
And a weight?
And Auto has a expiry date because the 'salt' tablet absorbs water...
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If the cylinders are of correct weight, they'll be fine.
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As an aside to this, I bought a "high precision electronic scale" from the dear departed Maplins. I believe that some types use them for weighing "medicinal" substances, cough cough. They are bang on for weighing LJ cylinders.
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If they are out of date on the cartridge might be worth doing a service/inflation check.

https://www.pbo.co.uk/expert-advice/...fejacket-17599
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Old 20 August 2018, 12:46   #6
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i got replacment co2 cartridges on ebay.
i decided to inflate my original lifejacket cos it was out of date.
a good experiance to do, i felt as never had to inflate a life jacket i know what to expect in the event of a real emergency. and the cartridges arent expensive plus you have the knowledge that your jacket is up to date.
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I have a great video of my wife inflating her life jacket for the first time...... always a good laugh... the CO2 was a bit corroded so needed changing and the dealer did it for a Tenner.
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