Should All My Co2 Jets Or Co2 Tanks Be On The Same Co2 System - CryoFX

Putting Co2 Jets or Co2 Tanks On the Same Co2 System

Should all my Co2 jets or Co2 tanks be on the same Co2 system? My personal recommendation and of course, our professional recommendation here is no. A number of reasons why I say so is if something on that system has a problem, it's isolated to a much smaller system. And what do I mean by that? Let's say you have eight jets, and you have a nightclub.

A couple are on the balconies, a couple are on the stage. What's going to happen is if you pipe everything together, first and foremost? You're going to have problems with your system. This is because what happens is anytime Co2 hits a 90-degree turn, it's like adding 50 to 100 feet to a hose; depending on where that angle or where that 90-degree angle is in the line.

How Co2 Flows

Now, when you start splitting lines, Co2 flows on the path of the least resistance. So, yes, in theory you would like to think it's like an electrical wire that wherever you hook it up, you got juice flowing to it. Well, unfortunately that's not the case. It's always going to do the path of the least resistance.

So if you have two jets, and you have a two coming in, those lines need to be equal distances apart to get the best flow out of both of them. Otherwise, if it flows into here, and then it goes to this one. In theory and yes, sometimes in practice, depending on many other factors, they will look the same. And they will output the same. However, ultimately, this one is going to pull more on the one side that's closer to the feeder line.

Splitting the Co2 System

With all of that information said, the best thing to do and how we personally do this is taking your entire system, in that example of eight jets, we do two to maybe one line. And then those are equal distances apart, and we pipe that over to where the Co2 tanks are. Then we'll do another two. Those are on a T, or they have the same distance away from that T or the splitter, and then that feeder line goes back to some tanks.

The reason for this and why I didn't talk about this in the video is more so important now that you have an understanding so far of what I said. This is because if anything happens with the system, you have the ability to isolate that problem. You basically have your entire Co2 system, but it's broken down into individual systems, like I said in the video with that example. You have eight jets where you have two and a feeder hose, two and a feet or two and a feeder.

More on Splitting the System

Furthermore, you basically have four of the identical Co2 systems, they just maybe place different areas or have different lengths of hoses. The best part about that is because now you have an isolation set up for safety purposes. And if anything happens let's say one of the valves happens to stick, open well, now you're only wasting two tanks or however many tanks that are on that one system. This is instead of your entire system going down in a live event or a music video shoot or a movie video shoot or something like that.

They definitely want to be able to still have effect. If anything happens, you're mitigating problems by doing this. That's why we recommend it. Could it cost more? Of course. Because you're running more hoses but at the same time, look at the cost to benefit factor. You'd rather be safe than sorry.

Conclusion – Connecting Co2 System

Hope this explains whether all your Co2 jets should be on one Co2 system or not. Now again, every system is different. Contact us with any questions, and we'll be glad to advise you on what we recommend for your specific system. All of them are different. All the uses are different, that's our job. We're professionals with this, trust us. This is CryoFX. Thanks for watching.