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Old 04-05-2010, 02:21 PM   #21
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No, you cannot lay it on the side as it fouls the regulator. The CO2 will run into the regulator. Liquid CO2 is abrasive and will score metal parts of the regulator. Plus I think the liquid CO2 will convert to gas inside the regulator (how it gets its reading) and will freeze it up.



 
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Old 04-05-2010, 02:31 PM   #22
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Could use an anti-siphon tube. (Bent tube that goes inside the tank so that when the tank is in the correct position the tube points upwards and doesn't suck in liquid that freezes the regulator)



 
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Old 04-05-2010, 05:05 PM   #23
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Apparently this doesn't fly in Canada, just got off the phone with the local pepsi place and was told they only sell them to accounts.

 
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Old 04-05-2010, 06:43 PM   #24
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No, you cannot lay it on the side as it fouls the regulator. The CO2 will run into the regulator. Liquid CO2 is abrasive and will score metal parts of the regulator. Plus I think the liquid CO2 will convert to gas inside the regulator (how it gets its reading) and will freeze it up.
Think he meant for transporting it?

If so just close the tank valve, it will be fine.

 
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Old 04-06-2010, 11:10 PM   #25
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Apparently this doesn't fly in Canada, just got off the phone with the local pepsi place and was told they only sell them to accounts.
+1 for Alaska if anyone is interested, at least Anchorage. She told me to call Air Liquide on Arctic but they want $190 for the tank and another $35 for the co2.
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Old 04-07-2010, 12:52 AM   #26
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Boomer,
Wow, it sure costs an arm and a leg for CO2 in Alaska. I spent 6 years in the Fairbanks area (North Pole, AK) and since I got my co2 for free...I never realized how high it was. At least you have some Beautiful scenery to offset the cost.

 
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Old 04-07-2010, 01:06 AM   #27
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Co2 helps illegal plants grow!
Since when are orchids illegal?

 
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Old 04-07-2010, 07:41 AM   #28
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Co2 helps illegal plants grow!
Not in Mexifornia, that law's all about gone the cops look the other way unless it's a big operation. This will be on the future ballot about private plant growing and use. Not my thing just what i've learned with my teenage kids. The Feds will be another issue to be seen if it passes in Mexifornia.
Potato gun with starting fluid was a big bad no no almost got the gray bar hotel having fun target shooting spuds. I went to Co2 powered but this also crossed the line my city now has laws against spud guns even Co2 powered. Jerks!
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Old 04-07-2010, 07:44 AM   #29
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Oh man, I wish I had known this two months ago! I pass my local pepsi distributor every time I go to/leave school.
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Old 04-07-2010, 08:24 AM   #30
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I salvaged seven 20# Co2 bottles from the dumpster on a Round Table fire remodel job. Also got four 15.5 and three 7.75 kegs plus taps, regulators and manifolds. Me or gone with the dumpster with other garbage as well a complete carbonator unit with tank, pump and motor. Pack rat here.


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