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Old 03-25-2010, 02:06 PM   #1
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Default C02 tanks at Lowes?

I am trying to ease into the kegerator thing and came across these C02 tanks at Lowes: http://www.lowes.com/pd_106221-1592-...play#prod-tabs

Would one of these do the trick, or should I spend the money and get the big boy? (wifey is starting to grow a little impatient with the expense of my new habit.)

My kegerator will be a 2-tapper.

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Old 03-25-2010, 02:18 PM   #2
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Get a big boy.

After the initial cost of the tank, re-fills are pretty cheap and testing is only needed every 5 years.

Those 20 Oz tanks are great for picnic set-ups where you don't care to lug a 20 or 5 pound tank.

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Old 03-25-2010, 02:22 PM   #3
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You will have to get a "paintball" adapter to use with the regulator. You get a tank at walmart for $15 - $20:
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Pure-Energ...peater/5439038
And get it filled for $3 - $4

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+1 on getting a bigger tank. I have two 5lb tanks (2 kegerators because I'm too lazy to walk out to the garage in winter) and each of them costs me $5 to fill. I spent $60 on each of them brand new. I go through about 8-12 kegs before it needs refilled. If you bought a paintball tank, you'll end up filling it after every few kegs which could get annoying.

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Old 03-26-2010, 02:49 AM   #5
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+1 on a big tank. refill is cheap, testing is not, might as well get your money's worth when you refill and test.

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