Originally Posted by Gedvondur
Doesn't seem to me that saving twenty bucks is worth the time or effort, especially considering the work you put into making the beer.
It does to me when you want to have seven regulators. I paid less than $10 each for mine.
I got a bunch of these
. They were on sale (and they frequently are) for $4.99, and I got a bunch of 0-30 psi regulators for under $4 each.
You do have to be careful with inexpensive air tool regulators. The cheap ones (like these ones
are generally not true pressure regulators. You'll notice that the one I linked is called an air flow regulator. While this will work fine for a paint gun, it won't work for pushing beer.NOTE:
I just re-read your original post and realized I need to make something clear. You CANNOT use an air compressor regulator as your primary regulator connected to your co2 tank!!! Household air compressors are limited to 125psi. The pressure of the gas in a co2 tank is around 800psi (I think). I'm pretty sure a small air compressor regulator will spectacularly fail when faced with that kind of pressure. I will use mine as secondary regulators after my primary regulator.