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Old 03-14-2011, 06:05 PM   #11
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Is it necessary to tap the cartridge? Or are the walls thin enough that I can just kinda screw the fitting in and then epoxy in place?
I don't know. I already had a 1/4 NPT tap so I didn't even think about it. The cartridge is steel, and the steel at the end is thicker than along the sides. Most hardware is brass or plated brass. Since brass is softer than steel it might work, but there might be damage to the disconnect threads.
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Old 05-15-2011, 04:58 PM   #12
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That's possibly one of the coolest things I've ever seen

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Old 06-28-2011, 07:26 PM   #13
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This is awesome. If I didn't have a bunch of corny kegs and my mini-fridge kegerator, I'd be all over this.

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Old 06-28-2011, 08:27 PM   #14
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If you guys are looking for a ready made dummy 12 gram cartridge try ebay.

Search: dummy 12 gram

This is a well know item for the stock class paintball players. Not too hard to find and can be had for $15 - $20.

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Old 06-28-2011, 09:09 PM   #15
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If you guys are looking for a ready made dummy 12 gram cartridge try ebay.

Search: dummy 12 gram

This is a well know item for the stock class paintball players. Not too hard to find and can be had for $15 - $20.
The cartridges are actually 16 gram. The 12 gram ones don't fit correctly and would have to be modified.
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Old 07-07-2011, 05:10 PM   #16
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After wasting yet another CO2 cartridge in one of these home draft kegs filled with my homebrew, I think I'm going to have to make a modification like this.

A quick question, couldn't I just put a 1/4" barb on the end and avoid the disconnects altogether? Such as this:
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...atalogId=10053

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Old 07-07-2011, 05:31 PM   #17
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After wasting yet another CO2 cartridge in one of these home draft kegs filled with my homebrew, I think I'm going to have to make a modification like this.

A quick question, couldn't I just put a 1/4" barb on the end and avoid the disconnects altogether? Such as this:
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...atalogId=10053
That would work fine. In fact, those air compressor QDs can leak if tweaked wrong. I have them on mine, (see sig), but I have to be careful not to stress them or they hiss.

I punched a hole in the side of mine, so it would still sit on a flat surface, (putting one in the bottom makes it too "tall" to sit on a flat surface, that's why the OP has them overhang in his fridge). The side worked fine, (didn't tap it, just drilled the whole, cleaned up the edges, and JB welded).

One thing though, if you only have the barb, it could be a bit tougher to disassemble and clean...
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Old 07-07-2011, 06:24 PM   #18
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That would work fine. In fact, those air compressor QDs can leak if tweaked wrong. I have them on mine, (see sig), but I have to be careful not to stress them or they hiss.

I punched a hole in the side of mine, so it would still sit on a flat surface, (putting one in the bottom makes it too "tall" to sit on a flat surface, that's why the OP has them overhang in his fridge). The side worked fine, (didn't tap it, just drilled the whole, cleaned up the edges, and JB welded).

One thing though, if you only have the barb, it could be a bit tougher to disassemble and clean...
Is J-B Weld better than the 5-min epoxy? I'll try drilling through the side since your reasoning makes sense.

The barb would be the cheapest option. I may get an adapter for 1/4" MFL flared fittings to make removing the gas line easier instead. Thanks for the suggestions.
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Old 07-07-2011, 06:33 PM   #19
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I think JB weld may bond better, but not sure.

MFL is brilliant. This plus This and that's an awesome solution for like a total of $2.90....I wish I'd thought of it!! Next Home Draft I convert I'm gonna do that!

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When you drilled through the side, I'm guessing you left the original 16g CO2 cartridge in the black holder to line things up. But how did you get a good seal with the J-B weld to the CO2 cartridge when it was inside the holder? I'm worried that there'll be an air gap or something that I may miss. And does J-B weld adhere well to the cartridge and plastic?

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