Now that this topic is back on top, I'm going to comment on and earlier reply and go a bit off-topic about another one. Please indulge me.I've also blown a tube by over inflating with a CO2 cartridge.
No, you blew the tube off by not having the tire and tube seated properly before you added the CO2. A 12 gm CO2 cartridge will inflate a typical 700x23 tire to about 100 psi and a 16 gm cartridge will inflate it to about 120 psi. Neither pressure will blow off a properly seated tire. A pump is slow enough to give you warning that the tire isn't installed correctly since you will see the tire starting to come off as the pressure goes up. CO2 increases the pressure too quickly for you to react so you have to do it right the first time. CO2 = Global Warming
Maybe so but I'm tired of those who imply that a CO2 tire inflater can contribute. First, industrial CO2, as used in the cartridges, is refined from combustion gasses which were going into the atmosphere anyway. The cartridge actually delays the discharge. Second, a 12 gram cartridge releases the same amount of CO2 as you do by breathing for 10 minutes (or less if you're exercising strenuously). Want to contribute to a reduction in "greenhouse gasses? Stop breathing