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Old 10-09-2008, 03:30 AM   #1
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Default CO2 Tank inside or outside kegerator?

I searched but could not find an answer to this..

I am planning my kegerator conversion and was wondering what are the pros and cons of placing the CO2 tank inside or outside?

I have seen many examples of people placing it inside and outside, so I guess both are acceptable?

I've heard that by keeping the tank inside, the gas will be more compressed and that will result in wasting CO2.. I doubt this is true, so I am wondering if anyone can confirm?

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Old 10-09-2008, 03:34 AM   #2
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I don't think there are real pros and cons that I've heard, only preferences. It's out of the way if you can fit it inside, but more room in the keggerator if it's outside. I've got mine inside since it fits, but I'll gladly move it outside if I decide to add the two additional taps that would fit.

There may be something true about gauges being correct outside, but not inside, but I'm not sure.

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Old 10-09-2008, 03:45 AM   #3
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Not True.
Let me tell you why I wish mine were outside....it rusts a little on the bottom from the condensation in the keezer.

That's it.
NO change in how many kegs you'll carb or push.

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Condensation can also collect on the inside of the tank, but shouldn't be a real problem.

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Not True.
Let me tell you why I wish mine were outside....it rusts a little on the bottom from the condensation in the keezer.
that would be a good reason to go outside. Mine is up on the hump, but I suppose that won't matter.
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Not True.
Let me tell you why I wish mine were outside....it rusts a little on the bottom from the condensation in the keezer.

That's it.
NO change in how many kegs you'll carb or push.
Note: Aluminum tanks will not rust. A lot of the "new" systems you buy come with Aluminum tanks, as it's cheaper to make and cheaper to ship.
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Note: Aluminum tanks will not rust. A lot of the "new" systems you buy come with Aluminum tanks, as it's cheaper to make and cheaper to ship.
However, if you only have access to a refill place that swaps tanks instead of fills them, your pretty Aluminum tank gets taken and you get a nice crusty steel tank full of CO2.

I vote outside for more room in the kegerator for kegs and bottles. Makes it easier on my OCD for checking the the pressure gauges as well.

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I don't think it matters much. I have mine on the inside because it fits and space is at a premium in my apt. If I would have it on the outside I might have gotten a bigger tank or something, but again, it doesn't really make a difference.

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You'll get less gas out of a colder tank then a warmer one. How much less, that I don't know.

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You'll get less gas out of a colder tank then a warmer one. How much less, that I don't know.
Same amount of gas in the tank, be it warm or cold. Colder gas just displays less "pressure" on the Hi pressure gauge. What's in the tank doesn't change based on temperature.
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