How do I screw in a new gas canister?

1. Unscrew the old gas canister

Remove the Counter (if using one) and unscrew the old gas canister. You may hear any remaining gas in the canister escaping. This may cause the canister to freeze rapidly, so it’s a good idea to unscrew the gas canister using a cloth to protect your hands. You can recycle the empty CO2 canister at your nearest scrap metal recycling facility.

Remove the shroud cap and the automatic paste pump.

If you are going to shift your trap to a new position fire your trap to remove the final charge. Although the gas canister has been removed, the trap may still be live with one charge remaining in its chamber. To safely test fire your trap use a pen or twig, reach it down through the top of the trap and use it to push the trigger to one side. If there is still gas in the trap, the orange striker will be triggered. If nothing happens, all gas has been flushed out and the trap is safe to move.

2. Power up the trap

Once the trap is installed in it's new location you can remove the black cap from the new gas canister. Be careful to keep the screw thread clean and free of debris. Screw the canister firmly into the trap. Hand tighten only.

3. Test fire the trap

It's a good idea to test fire your trap at this point to ensure it is working as it should. To test fire with the Smart cap follow the instructions in this article. To test fire without the Smart cap reach a pen or twig down through the top of the trap and push the trigger gently to the side. The striker will fire with a bang and then retract. Always keep your hands clear of trap entrances and always treat the trap as live.

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