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(2) different write ups on "home made" power tanks!!!!!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by keith, Sep 4, 2001.

  1. keith

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    (2) different write ups on \"home made\" power tanks!!!!!

    http://www.ih8mud.com/tech/co2tank1.html

    Okay here it is. Mine is very similar. They went different routes on the regulator. I run the 30 dollar fixed one. I would get the tank local, rent it for a year for around $50 and not have to get it tested and switch it out when its empty.

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    Re: (2) different write ups on \"home made\" power tanks!!!!!

    Is this answering everyones questions?

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    Re: (2) different write ups on \"home made\" power tanks!!!!!

    I all set.. I have the tank and I am working on the regulator.. :)

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    Re: (2) different write ups on \"home made\" power tanks!!!!!

    This is great information. Thanks!

    Brian
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    Re: (2) different write ups on \"home made\" power tanks!!!!!

    Fixed regulator meaning you cant adjust pressure?Whats it set at?Ive got a regular welding type that I can crank up to 160psi.Those 10lb tanks are cool cuz there aluminum but they look small.My tank is a steel one and a little bigger and 1 tank will last me a long time.

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    The steel tanks hold the same amount of CO2. This is figured by weight before and after filling, it is actually how they know when it is full. Tanks are rated for 5#, 10#, 15#, 20# etc. measurement wise they might be slightly different but they still hold the same abount of CO2.

    When you figure the weight savings with the AL tank, you can haul another case of beer in the cooler.

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    Case of beer??? Heck, we've got CO2. Let's keg it!

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    Re: (2) different write ups on \"home made\" power tanks!!!!!

    Yes fixed is set at one PSI and will not change. I got the 150psi regulator and at the hose end they say it will be about 80% out put so that is about 120. perfect for what I need. There are other fixed regulators you just tell them what you want when you order. Also specify wether you want the air hose connection male or female. I put a quick disconnect at both ends of my hose.

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  9. Esteban86K5

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    Re: (2) different write ups on \"home made\" power tanks!!!!!

    Hey Keith that is some good info. I just picked up a 20 lb tank for $110. it wasn't that much more than the 10 lb one and it held twice as much. I also realized that I already had one of those adjustable regulators at my shop so I'm set up already. The only thing is that the regulator only goes to 100psi. So hopefully that's enough for everything I need. If not I'm going the same route you did and getting the fixed one. Thanks again for all the info.

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    Re: (2) different write ups on \"home made\" power tanks!!!!!

    I have seen several adjustable regulators on ebay today for prices ranging from $25 to $99. That may be an option to keep open for an adjustable one versus the fixed one.

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    Well here is my new set-up. 20 lb tank and some connections was a total of $131.50 with tax. The hose and hose tips ran $27.76 w/tax. The regulator I had in my shop but it only goes to 100 psi and when I opened it up all the way it only opened to about 92 psi. So I'll probably go with the fixed regulator which I called on today and it'll cost $45 shipped to me. So a grand total of $159.26 without the $45 for the fixed regulator. Let me know what you think.

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    Been running a "Homemade" converted CO2 fire extinquisher for about a year now and I could honestly say I like it better than an on-board compressor. For information purposes only, here's what I run, a Converted 10lb CO2 fire extinquisher, recycled oxygen regulater and poly-something wether- the- other hose. To run the O2 regulater the nipple and nut must be changed. There are a couple more websites on the assembly of these.

    The only downfall I could see is that it must be used in the upright position meaning vertical.

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    Re: (2) different write ups on \"home made\" power tanks!!!!!

    It can be done for less $$$ if you really dig, but Indy 4x4 sells a hose/regulator kit for around $90 shipped...

    http://www.independent4x.bigstep.com/item.html?PRID=805042

    I have one on order right now...and will just scope out local welding shops here in my area to find a good 15-20lb tank, possibly used, to use my reg with. The Indy regulator is fixed, at 125psi, and comes with an air hose rated up to 300psi. Looks like a decent setup, especially if you aren't a bottled-gas guru. =p

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    ALL CO2 tanks should be vertical when in use....that unsures that you will get gas out of the thing and not liquid CO2. You can store them horizontally with no probs, but in actual use it should be vertical. I didn't know this either until my dad gave me the scoop...he's a research chemist and deals with bottled-gas on a daily basis. ;)

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    Yes it can be cheaper!! Mine was $105.
    Tank $50
    Regulator $32
    hose/fitting $23



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    What kinda regulator? They vary in quality and price greatly. I personally dont see much of a need for anything but a fixed regulator. The Powertank kind that have all kinds of gauges and stuff are excessive IMO....while some others that peeps use are low PSI. At any rate, no matter how cheap you do something, there will always be some yahoo that did it cheaper. =p As far as I'm concerned, if I get my whole set up for less than 1/2 the cost of a PT...I'll be happy. ;)

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    Model "150 Male" C02 regulator with a 150 lb. spring from Williams Balloons &amp; Helium in Santa Maria, CA 1.800.235.4112
    (you must specify 150 lb. spring *or whatever you want* when ordering, the model number &amp; spring rate is a coincidence here)
    $26 + 6$ shipping = $32

    Can it get any easier!!!!!
    I put those links for everyone to read. Yet everyone still asks questions that are answered in the link!!!! In the pictures on the second write up there are examples from the company on there regulators.


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    Like I said before I called today on that same regulator and they quoted me a price of 37.52. Shipping was under 5 and I have to pay tax on it also. So I figured $45 was the total for me.

    How long ago did you get your regulator.

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    Well maybe they went up since they became so popular all of a sudden! LOL

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    Just one thing to watch. I work with air driven products an a daily basis at my place of employment, and a regulators CV value has much to do with what you can run with it. In other words the PSI a regulator passes is not the only measure to look at when purchasing a regulator.
    The larger the CV the more air/CO2 it will pass, it is a number similar to SCFM (Standard Cubic Feet per Minute). If you are looking to reset tire beads and the like make sure you get one with atleast a CV of .1

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