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Old 01-10-2009, 11:00 PM   #1
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Can I convert this "high pressure gas cylinder" to a CO2 tank? I hope to eventually start kegging but I have a lot to learn first. I sort of inherited this tank and it's been sitting for a long time while I try to figure out what to do with it.

It appears that it was being used at some point for oxygen. Probably for medical purposes since it has a "Chemtron, Allied Healthcare Products, Inc." label on one side.

You can read the warning on the side here:



The regulator is a 50psi regulator that appears to go up to 25 on the settings. Here is a picture of the regulator:





Here is the tank:



Is there anything I can use this for?

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Old 01-10-2009, 11:06 PM   #2
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you'd probably need a new head for it w/ a pick up tube.



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Old 01-10-2009, 11:11 PM   #3
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That looks like an O2 tank. Even if you could get it all modded to run CO2 correctly, good luck finding somebody to fill it for you

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Old 01-10-2009, 11:59 PM   #4
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You won't be able to get it filled unless you can fill it yourself. I don't think it's worth the hassle/risk if you can't.

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hmm... What's the problem with getting it filled? Can I get rid of it somewhere then? I'm not sure if these types of tanks are sellable

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Old 01-11-2009, 12:16 AM   #6
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As already mentioned, it's a medical oxygen tank and regulator. The good news is that it can be refilled with O2 and used for aerating wort. Good luck on getting it filled with CO2. If you just want to sell it off, I would try dumping it on a tech diving or aviation forum.

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hmm... How much O2 and pressure do you need for aerating wort?

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any welding supply shop would put a co2 valve in there and fill it for you. there is no difference in the cylinder. the valve will cost you around $25. its a "D" size oxygen. it will hold about 4 pounds of co2.

that regulator is for administering oxygen. the numbers are not psi. its liters per minute. the regulator is worth about $80 new. you could probably get a couple bucks for it on ebay.

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ok, the only difference in the cylinder is that it is a dot 3al 2015, not a 3al 1800. its just a higher pressure rating. no problem at all

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check the test date on it. there are new regs with tanks aluminum medical tanks made before 1990. they need to tests before they can be filled(if its out of date)



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