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Old 08-15-2013, 11:58 AM   #1
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Default Where to buy disposable O2 cylinders in Chicago?

Does anyone know a reliable place to pick up the disposable oxygen cylinders that people use to oxygenate wort (usually intended for welding)? I've tried my local ACE but they don't seem to sell them. I would have thought Home Depot would stock them, but I can't find anything on their website.

I'm thinking about buying an oxygenation kit, but I want to make sure the cylinders are readily available first!

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Old 08-15-2013, 12:05 PM   #2
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Lowes is the one place I've been able to find them. Mine has them in the section with all the tools and power tools.

This is in CT but I bet they'd be in Chicago too.

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Old 08-15-2013, 12:20 PM   #3
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Probably won't see them on H-D's website. Go to the H-D store and go to the welding/brazing dept. I bet you'll find them there.

The one I'm currently using came from my local Ace - ask the guys at the store where they are. I bet they're there.

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Yep the depot has them in the "tool-corral" next to the LP tanks. Kinda funny they store all them together.

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I live in the boonies and the closest TruValue hardware store carries them.

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Just curious but why do you want the disposable cylinders? You can get a 5 lb cylinder that is certified from harbor freight for about $100. This would probably be cheaper in the long run.



http://www.harborfreight.com/20-cubi...der-92810.html

HF also sells cylinders that can be used for argon or co2.

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Only because most of the kits I've seen say they work with the disposable ones. How easy is it to find a regulator etc. for the 5lb ones? Will the kits sold by Northern Brewer, Williams Brewing, etc work with them?

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Menards has them too. Just bought one there, about $8.

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Have seen them at Ace, Home Depot, Lowes and Menards in the last couple weeks. At least in the western burbs.

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Only because most of the kits I've seen say they work with the disposable ones. How easy is it to find a regulator etc. for the 5lb ones? Will the kits sold by Northern Brewer, Williams Brewing, etc work with them?
HF has regulators that can be used for co2/argon or oxygen; just switch out the fitting for your application. They're about $35. I use two of them all the time.
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