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Old 05-12-2011, 08:17 PM   #21
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Not at all. I did prop it up as you suggested.

I appreciated the info though. I just didn't have time respond at the time. So I'll say thanks now!

Thankfully, I got a new stand for the tank, and as soon I have time, will replace it with the old one. I will be able keep the cylander upright then.




The regulator was a gift, but I see the Milwaukee MA95 online costing $80-$90. You can probably get it for much less without the electric selinoid. When I switch tanks out I am going to take the selinoid off, as I decided I really don't want or need to put it on a timer or ph controller.

The CO2 was outrageous, but costs are very, very high were I live in Alaska. So, that price is going to vary greatly depending on where you live and if you buy your own cylander and have it fillled, or some places you pay a base price for a full one and then trade it for another for a cheaper price when its empty.

I already had CO2 tubing, which lasts longer than regular air tubing. I forgot the price, so it wasn't too much more than regular airline tubing.

I already had a glass diffuser at the time and it wasn't much, less than $5.

I bought two imported stainless steel check valves for $16, shipping included.

I later bought an inline diffuser for about $20.

For me, the expense of it all was worth every cent, and I'm a tightwad!
That's alot of cash... Maybe i'll wait a while
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Old 05-12-2011, 08:41 PM   #22
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FYI I asked about co2 thru work and was quoted $50 deposit and about 15-20 a refill..they take care of swapping out tanks
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You can get a setup for about $150. The regulator is $89 from eseasongear.com, an aluminum 5lb cylinder is $55 from kegerator.com, and a refill is anywhere from $10-$30.
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You can get a setup for about $150. The regulator is $89 from eseasongear.com, an aluminum 5lb cylinder is $55 from kegerator.com, and a refill is anywhere from $10-$30.
Why're regulators so expensive? Or is it juat because of the solenoid? Because isnt it just a bunch of overpriced guages?
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Old 05-13-2011, 02:13 AM   #25
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Regulators for all gases are expensive, or should I say, not cheap.

I'm sure one without the selinoid would be cheaper, but probably not by a whole lot.
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Regulators for all gases are expensive, or should I say, not cheap.

I'm sure one without the selinoid would be cheaper, but probably not by a whole lot.
Why is that? Isn't it just some valves and pressure guages? Valves are cheap, so are tire pressure guages. So unless theres a difference it should be a lot cheaper. Ohwell. I'm probably wrong though
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Valves are cheap, so are tire pressure guages
Those can't hold up to the stress of pressurized gases.
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regs have springs and diaphrams that regulate the pressur down from a few hundered psi to 10psi or less
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This thread to me would be a 5 star if it covered how to hook up to a paintball CO2 tank also.
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This is how I use a paintball tank till I get my 55 lb filled
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