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Old 08-31-2011, 02:39 PM   #1
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Default Aluminum vs. Brass Manifold?

Is there any real difference between a brass Co2 distributor and an aluminum one? I see both for sale online and at LHBS...just curious.


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Old 08-31-2011, 02:49 PM   #2
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They will both work for your application, but obviously there are differences. Neither will corrode with co2. There is a better chance of stripping the threads out of the aluminum one, but I doubt you will be taking threaded connection in and out on a regular basis. The aluminum one will be lighter. Get the cheaper one.
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I suppose as long as I am mounting it, the weight won't matter. The cheapest one I've found is a brass one.

What I am considering is a whole assembly, so it will be put together before I even get it and I don't see any reason to disassemble it...
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