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Old 07-29-2011, 03:56 PM   #111
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I have officially decided this is my August project. If I get it done next month it will be ready in time for college football season tailgating!

I like the look of having the co2 tank inside, but read someone on here moved it outside because it kept freezing on them. Is that why most of you moved it outside?

 
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Old 07-29-2011, 07:15 PM   #112
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You can see from my pictures, the tank and regulator (at least the one I bought) are a little crowded in the cooler. I moved it outside for convenient readjustment and to not cramp all the hoses etc. It DOES fit in the corner.

 
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Old 07-29-2011, 10:49 PM   #113
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TimmyR, where'd you get the Reg? I've seen it before but now can't find it. Also, did you need the converter for your CO2 can?
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Old 07-29-2011, 11:07 PM   #114
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Brewer's Edge Paintball Regulator

I just bought this....do do over I MIGHT have spent the extra $50 for the small cartridge regulator, but I REALLY like the 20 oz (1.25 lb) paintball bottles now. PLUS I have it on a Q/D that allows me to use it like my 5lb utility CO2 tank to purge kegs and carboys and to do transfers on CO2

 
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Old 07-30-2011, 03:34 PM   #115
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Old 07-30-2011, 05:50 PM   #116
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Brewer's Edge Paintball Regulator

I just bought this....do do over I MIGHT have spent the extra $50 for the small cartridge regulator, but I REALLY like the 20 oz (1.25 lb) paintball bottles now. PLUS I have it on a Q/D that allows me to use it like my 5lb utility CO2 tank to purge kegs and carboys and to do transfers on CO2
WOW! I got a deal.... KegConnection( http://stores.kegconnection.com/Detail.bok?no=268 )doesn't carry the one I got from them anymore.... The link use to go to it. If you call and ask they may tell ya they have a few or may not carry it at all.
Sorry for crap post but I got mine for 56 bucks. just saying.... Worth a shot to ask 30 bucks could buy extra beer supplies if a calls worth it or not.
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Old 07-31-2011, 01:51 AM   #117
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Nice.....$30 is worth it for sure. The Kegconnection regulator looks to sit lower than the Williams catalog regulator which is a tight fit in the corner of the cooler. However, I can attest to the how it operates now. Although I over carbonated my beers slightly, both my Belgian and IPA were poured tonight at a reunion and well received. The REAL leak check is now in progress. We'll see if I have any CO2 left tomorrow....but that's why I brought a 2nd 20 oz bottle.

 
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Old 08-01-2011, 11:35 AM   #118
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Update: So far the only real issue I have is it APPEARS I am losing a little CO2. The bottle was full around 850 psi when I started and is now sitting around 25 psi. The beers were both carbonated when I put them on and I leak-checked everything once but did not re-check with the kegs connected. I think I might have bumped something. I have an extra bottle just in case this one runs dry.

 
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Old 08-02-2011, 01:35 PM   #119
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I bought my paintball reg through kegconnection and that reg has worked just fine for me. I've pushed more than 30 gallons on one fill (I think I'm using 20 oz tanks) and haven't had to switch to the backup yet.

 
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Old 08-02-2011, 02:40 PM   #120
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I bought my paintball reg through kegconnection and that reg has worked just fine for me. I've pushed more than 30 gallons on one fill (I think I'm using 20 oz tanks) and haven't had to switch to the backup yet.
That's what I'd expect. A 20oz bottle is 1/4 of a standard 5 lb tank so I'd expect to get a lot of mileage out of a paintball 20 oz tank. My tank has dropped from 850 to 250 in about 3 days with min carbonation req'd since kegs were carbonated. I'll leak check at home post-vacation.

 
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