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Old 03-04-2008, 06:51 PM   #1
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Default CO2 tank outside fridge - regualtor inside fridge?

Is this possible? I have a dual pressure reg coming and I'd rather not have to have multiple lines coming going into the fridge if the reg is outside.

But what kind if coupler would I need? to allow this?

I'd rather not put a 20lb CO2 tank in the fridge since this will eliminate one more corney I can fit.

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Old 03-04-2008, 06:59 PM   #2
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Is this what I would need? $70 shipped? Damn.

http://www.micromatic.com/draft-keg-...-pid-8406.html

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Old 03-04-2008, 07:45 PM   #3
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I'd suspect that it's going to be most cost effective to put two Co2 lines into the fridge and then build your manifold inside to split it more if you need.

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Yeah I think you're right about that one.

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Ummm .... why not just have one line going in from the main regulator to a secondary regulator mounted inside the fridge if you're worried about having serveral different pressures.

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Old 03-04-2008, 09:15 PM   #6
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Ummm .... why not just have one line going in from the main regulator to a secondary regulator mounted inside the fridge if you're worried about having serveral different pressures.
Because the dual presure reg is a single piece not something that can be taken apart as two pieces.
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Maybe you could have a second single gauge regulator outside the fridge feeding a dual pressure regulator inside. Keep the outside one at 30psi or so and then dial it down with the regulators inside the fridge.

A single gauge regulator is only around $30, half the price of that high pressure hose you posted earlier.

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Old 03-04-2008, 10:32 PM   #8
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This is what I did.

http://forum.northernbrewer.com/view...582&highlight=

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Because the dual presure reg is a single piece not something that can be taken apart as two pieces.
I think he means, use a single output regulator, 1 line into the kegerator, then use secondary regs inside, or a manifold, to split the lines on the inside.

return the one you got, or resell it in classifieds?
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The problem with your initial idea is that you won't find tubing that can safely handle 800 psi bottle pressure. you'll need a primary regulator as others have already noted.

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