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Old 01-14-2009, 07:46 PM   #1
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Default Can O2 tank be filled with CO2?

I'm looking to piece together a kegging setup, and as I was rifling through my folks' garage, I found an O2 tank that was attached to some sort of torch. It's a good size, I'd guess 20 pounds, but I was wondering if these tanks are okay for CO2?

I read in another post that the valves have to be changed: no big deal.

Anyone have any insight on this, as it'd definitely save me some coin...?

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Old 01-14-2009, 07:49 PM   #2
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Maybe an even better idea would be to take it to a place that sells both O2 and CO2 and see if you can trade for a CO2 tank. Hell, the O2 tank could be more valuable for all I know and you might get a CO2 tank and credit for a few fillups.

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Old 01-14-2009, 07:51 PM   #3
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That idea is solid as a rock. I'll definitely consider doing it. Aesthetically, this tank isn't that great looking...I was thinking about painting it if I was going to use it, but I'm sure, as long as the metal isn't compromised, the company would take it, refurbish it and sell it for some good coin.

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Old 01-14-2009, 08:25 PM   #4
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medical O2 tanks have incompatible fittings for c02. You probably will not be able to find a place to fill it.

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Old 01-14-2009, 08:27 PM   #5
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new valve, and it will be fine to fill with co2. bangor brewer, where are you located?

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Old 01-14-2009, 08:45 PM   #6
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Well, right now I live just outside Portland, ME in a town called Saco. But, that's only when I'm in school. Otherwise, you'll find me roaming the mean streets of Bangor, Maine.

I appreciate the information, guys. I think I'll either try to trade up in the world, or just get a new valve.

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ok, i though if you were in bangor pa, i could change the valve for you(i am in the welding supply business)

any welding supply shop should be abe to put in a new valve for you

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Old 01-14-2009, 08:50 PM   #8
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new valve, and it will be fine to fill with co2.
+1. I got a 2.5lb converted O2 to CO2 tank in a trade awhile back and it works fine. I've never been turned away when getting a refill.
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That sounds good as I have a spare helium and Oxygen 250/280 cu/ft in size, wanted one for tri-mix and the other for Co2. Was thinking take the four 20 pound bottles but fill three with Co2 and one with Nitro/Co2 mix for the stouts. One big bottle might not be owner owned. If I can not get a core exchange or any core value i'll plasma it into a Chinese gong by cutting the top off then weld on a chain and hang it as yard art.

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Old 01-15-2009, 10:57 AM   #10
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Well, right now I live just outside Portland, ME in a town called Saco. But, that's only when I'm in school. Otherwise, you'll find me roaming the mean streets of Bangor, Maine.

I appreciate the information, guys. I think I'll either try to trade up in the world, or just get a new valve.
Call the guys at Maine Oxy. They are pretty good.
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