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Homemade powertank

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by uberbeans, Aug 1, 2006.

  1. uberbeans

    uberbeans 1/2 ton status

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    I am interested in converting a scuba tank for the purpose of storing co2 for airing tires up and down. I don't know much about the different fittings and all the other details. I am sure it isn't as simple as just adding co2. There is the problem of adapting fitting for servicing just for starters. Has anyone done this?
     
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    ntsqd 1/2 ton status

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    Search, it's been covered here.

    What I recall is that you're better off starting with the right tank as NONE of the fittings are the same. I also suspect that getting such a tank filled may be a challenge.
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    99% of filling places wont work on a tank if its not being filled with the spec gas that it is made for. get the correct one its safer and cheeper in the long run .
     
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    bluehen 1/2 ton status

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    Do some searching and you'll find a good bit of info.

    I made my own kit, and use it all the time. Works great!

    I got a 20lb tank from a beer distributor, the static regulator from Powertank, and all the hose and fittings from the hardware store. I get my local fire extinguisher servicing company to refill the tanks and they even sold me a fire ext. mounting bracket that I mounted to the inner wheel well. I mounted it with wingnuts in case I need the space.
     

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