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Old 02-28-2008, 03:32 PM   #1
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Default Turn an empty CO2 Fire Extinguisher into a brewdog kegger tank??

I was just getting a cup of coffee and noticed that our fire extinguisher looks just like my keg tank, minus the valve on top. Its thick steel, certed, and just has a nozzle instead of a threaded connector on top.

Here's an example....

http://cgi.ebay.com/Kidde-CO2-Fire-E...QQcmdZViewItem

Granted shipping may be pricey, but i'm sure you could get a craigslist score for DIRT CHEAP if its empty or the nozzle is broke. Put up a wanted ad and see what happens.

Anyways... what all is involved in taking off the fire nozzle and putting on a threaded fitting? Will it need to be certed again? Where do you get replacement valves for tanks? I'm pretty sure this can be done. Now that I think about it, I have a feeling my existing tank was a fire extinguisher in the past cause it was red, and it was CHEAP!

This could be a very very cheap way to get a CO2 tank!!

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Old 02-28-2008, 05:08 PM   #2
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My tank is an old 20# size CO2 fire extinguisher. I just replaced the top with a valve for a CO2 tank and added a regulator. I painted it silver and took it to the Fire extinguisher company to get hydro tested and filled. The valve for the top was $15 and the test and fill was $27.

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Old 02-28-2008, 05:29 PM   #3
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Wouldn't it just be cooler to have to pull the pin and squeeze whenever you wanted a pour?

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Well, maybe at first, but after a few I would lose enough coordination that I'm not sure it would work to well. It might be fun to watch though.

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Old 02-28-2008, 06:26 PM   #5
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Wouldn't it just be cooler to have to pull the pin and squeeze whenever you wanted a pour?
I'll need to stock up on those little plastic security zip-tie tags they put on there that break when you use it.
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Old 02-28-2008, 07:32 PM   #6
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That's a great idea!! I'm going to take a look on craigslist to get a 20 lb tank to use and have my old 5lb one as a backup (just need to do the thing with the paint and the new regulator)

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Iechyd Da where did you get the valve? I have been looking for one but can't seem to find a supplier Maybe I'm looking for the wrong thing
is it called a CO2 bottle valve? and did it just screw in?

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