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Old 06-08-2012, 06:02 PM   #11
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is the aluminum cracked? if not they're still ok. I had some of those tanks and they were fine... until they didn't pass hydro : (

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Old 06-08-2012, 06:31 PM   #12
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The shops around me will not let me fill them anymore...they look at the numbers stamped on the side and send me away

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Old 06-08-2012, 11:48 PM   #13
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Have you seen the fire extinguisher beer dispenser??

It would require a dip tube, faucet, the ability to pressurize and probably a handle...
All of that comes ready in those old fire extinguishers... you just clean, add beer and pressurize through a side valve.
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The shops around me will not let me fill them anymore...they look at the numbers stamped on the side and send me away
That's because they don't wish to die from shrapnel when the tank blows. Thats no joke. Red Hook just had an employee killed on the keg filling line while hydro testing kegs.
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That's because they don't wish to die from shrapnel when the tank blows. Thats no joke. Red Hook just had an employee killed on the keg filling line while hydro testing kegs.
I know I was talking to one shop owner who had one go while he was filling it. Luckily he fills in a water bath and it contained it somewhat.
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Old 06-10-2012, 02:36 AM   #16
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Hi

As you appear to have already noticed, aluminum is not the best thing for storing acids in. Even if the coating is cheap, you have to be sure that it gets *everywhere* in the container. That sounds neat until you start to think about fittings and threads. It's *very* hard to make sure those sort of things get sealed. You can pull the valve and coat, thread area gets mucked up when you put the valve back on. You can leave a fitting on and coat, coating cracks at the joint when you torque the valve back on.

This is not just an issue for brew stuff. It's something you run into a lot playing with aluminum. There often is no good solution.

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