New Giveaway - Wort Monster Conical Fermenter!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > Can I use this regulator?




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-05-2011, 03:19 PM   #1
Felix2Fingerz
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Orchard Park, NY
Posts: 7
Default Can I use this regulator?

I'm in the process of building my kegerator and getting parts. I just bought a couple of ball lock kegs from someone on craigslist and they had an old regulator laying around that I grabbed for 10 bucks. After a first glance, it looked like a standard dual gauge regulator with both gauges with psi ratings that you would find on a typical Co2 setup.

However, once I got it home I found that it was a nitrogen regulator made to screw into a tank with a female adapter found on nitrogen tanks where Co2 has a male connection. The regulator is an old tap-rite:
Series 740N
Compressed Gas
Regulator 336M
Nitrogen
2640psi (@70DegF) Max inlet pressure

If I get the right adapter, could I use this for Co2?



__________________
Felix2Fingerz is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-05-2011, 10:13 PM   #2
BBBF
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Chicago
Posts: 965
Liked 33 Times on 28 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

I would try selling it or trading it for a co2 regulator before trying to convert it.



__________________
BBBF is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-05-2011, 10:18 PM   #3
Golddiggie
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Nashua, NH
Posts: 12,047
Liked 467 Times on 414 Posts
Likes Given: 266

Default

Keep it for when you brew something that you want to serve on beer gas/nitrogen. New those are $45-$60 (from Keg Connection)... So at $10 it's worth holding onto. At least until you decide (beyond any doubt) that you'll never use beer gas/nitrogen for a batch.

__________________
Hopping Tango Brewery

跟猴子比丟屎 ・ Gun HOE-tze bee DIO-se

On Tap: Caramel Ale, Mocha Porter II, MO SMaSH IPA
Waiting/Carbonating: 12.5% Wee Honey II, 8.9% Old Ale, English Brown Ale, Lickah ESB, Mocha Porter II
Fermenting
K1:
K2: Epic mead
K3: TripSix
On Deck: Caramel Ale
Aging:mead
Mead [bottled]:Oaked Wildflower Traditional, Mocha Madness, Blackberry Melomel, maple wine


...the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed
Golddiggie is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-06-2011, 05:41 AM   #4
WPen
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Halifax, NovaScotia
Posts: 46
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

I use a "nitrogen" regulator for my kegerator setup and never had any issues. I simply found a local air company and swapped the threads to match my CO2 tank.
Was it made for CO2? No, but to convert the regulator only cost me $0.50 and it works great. Gas is gas

__________________
WPen is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-06-2011, 06:15 AM   #5
subliminalurge
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Moline, IL
Posts: 472
Liked 9 Times on 9 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by WPen View Post
Gas is gas
Hmm...

That's definitely not true.
__________________
subliminalurge is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-07-2011, 03:03 PM   #6
WPen
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Halifax, NovaScotia
Posts: 46
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

Yeah I probably shouldn't have stated that, definitely not true. But I do know for certain that a regulator designed for nitrogen can be modified to dispense CO2 safely. That's all I was trying to say.

__________________
WPen is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-08-2011, 03:54 AM   #7
beaksnbeer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
beaksnbeer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: New Port Richey, Florida
Posts: 2,762
Liked 460 Times on 308 Posts
Likes Given: 61

Default

Trade it for what you need, It will go quick......................my.02

__________________
beaksnbeer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-28-2012, 02:22 AM   #8
Littlejoe
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Jefferson, South Dakota
Posts: 42
Default

Felix,
I know this thread is old but I just picked up the same tap-rite 740N regulator and was wondering if you ever used yours for CO2

__________________
Littlejoe is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-28-2012, 04:33 PM   #9
zachattack
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: , MA
Posts: 2,353
Liked 212 Times on 183 Posts
Likes Given: 101

Default

You can use it for CO2, you just need to swap the CGA nipple/nut, as WPen mentioned.

If you want to keep the regulator intact you can also buy an adapter. Nitrogen tanks use CGA 580, CO2 uses CGA 320. Here's a sample adapter, you can probably get it cheaper someplace else:

http://www.mcmaster.com/#7923A13



__________________
zachattack is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Single regulator into dual regulator? h22lude Bottling/Kegging 13 09-01-2011 05:38 PM
Make a dual regulator into a single regulator set up fishnfever Bottling/Kegging 4 05-03-2011 11:23 PM
Soda Regulator vs. Beer Regulator shildebr Bottling/Kegging 1 03-27-2011 02:26 AM
2 keg setup - dual body regulator vs. regulator with dual output manifold heyjaffy Bottling/Kegging 11 02-18-2011 09:17 PM
is co2 regulator the same as a beergas regulator? bkov Bottling/Kegging 4 04-15-2009 03:32 AM