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Old 01-13-2007, 01:28 PM   #1
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CO2 setup (pressurized)

Here is what i am considering getting:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...0865&rd=1&rd=1

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...3784&rd=1&rd=1

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...4373&rd=1&rd=1


Will this work? I am upgrading from DIY CO2 to pressurized.
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The tank and reg *might not work together. Paintball cylinders have a pin that needs to be depressed. Regulators (aside from Paintball ASA's and some paintball regulators) don't have this option.

What size tank is this? a 20oz will last maybe 1 month on a 75Gal..
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Get the reg. but not the tank or diffuser.
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http://cgi.ebay.com/3-5-LB-CO2-TANK-...QQcmdZViewItem

An example of the type of tank you're looking for. Where are you located? Urban? Rural? It's usually better to locate one locally as shipping gets expensive on CO2 tanks quickly.
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urban, but i called around and couldn't find a tank for less than $50.
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$50 is a good price in most areas.
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i found a 20 oz tank at an LFS for $35. The tank is a 55 gal, and filling up monthly isn't a big deal for me. Gonna pick it up today
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The problem is not the tanks price in using the small tanks it's that you need a different regulator. A more expensive regulator. Make sure that any tank you look at has the CGA type connector on the tank or the reg. you posted from ebay won't work.
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correct. 20oz bottles use a pin valve, the regulator you posted requires a "standard" CGA320 fitting. Meaning it must have an "on/off" valve you can operate.

It simply won't work. you would need an on/off valve that has a pin valve style on one end, and a standard CGA320 on the other.

@ 50$ I would go for the 5lb hands down. you would have to fill it every 6 months or more. and usually I've found, a 20oz is about 5$ to fill, a 5lb is about 10, 10lb is 15.. It pays the difference within 6 months.

20 oz = 5$ x 5 = 25 +35$ for the tank is 60$ @ 6 months (assuming they fill it for free when you get it)

5lb = 10$ x 0 = 0 + 50 for the tank when you need your first fill (have to assume it's also filled)
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