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Old 10-08-2012, 04:37 PM   #1
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Im getting ready to build my Keezer and was wondering if it is better to have my CO2 stored inside the keezer or put a line from outside to inside? I wasnt sure if the gas temp would have any effect or not and have seen both ways in the "Show me your keezer" thread.

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Old 10-08-2012, 04:45 PM   #2
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I've heard outside is better if you can, and that you get more out of your Co2 tanks this way, but I don't know the science behind it.

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Old 10-08-2012, 05:08 PM   #3
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It makes no difference - Do what works best with your design.

Inside or out has absolutely no impact on the quantity of Co2 - Inside (Colder) will lower the pressure in your Co2 tank - To about 400 pounds, but has no impact on the volume of gas in the tank.

I keep mine inside because I have the room. But outside works just as well.

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What does the primary pressure gauge on the tank tell us? That's right, the temperature. Put it on a scale if you want to know how much is in it...
Put some duct tape over the gauge - Or better yet - Replace the high pressure gauge with a plug - High pressure gauges are useless!
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:20 PM   #4
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I've tried both and prefer mine outside. Leaves more room for beer.

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Old 10-09-2012, 10:43 PM   #5
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I keep mine outside like the fact that I can see/adjust gas without opening cold space. Plus my gauges no longer rust.

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Old 10-10-2012, 06:54 AM   #6
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:09 PM   #7
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I had mine in the inside for the first couple of months (on an upright though). It was a pain to adjust the pressure for sealing kegs, always having to move kegs around, you probably wouldn't have that problem with a keezer though. I have also read that it is better for the regulator to be out of the humidity.

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Old 10-10-2012, 12:22 PM   #8
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I had mine inside for a while and it worked just fine, but you can not trust the regulator readings. They always showed that my tank was almost empty.
I moved it outside, and now i know at a glance how much gas i have without worry.
Either way is fine though.

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Old 10-10-2012, 04:32 PM   #9
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I moved it outside, and now i know at a glance how much gas i have without worry.
Nope. The regulator is still only reading the vapor pressure of the liquid CO2 inside the tank, it's just that the vapor pressure is higher at room temperature. Unless you're out of liquid in the tank, the gauge will never show you how much you have left.
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:04 PM   #10
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I keep mine outside. That way I have room for another keg. I figure it's better for the regulator also.

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