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Old 02-18-2012, 06:04 PM   #1
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Default correct o2 tank for home brew?

This might be a dumb question, but can I use this oxygen tank for aeration? It doesn't have the valve on top that I would expect...

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Old 02-18-2012, 06:06 PM   #2
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The hardware for these is expensive, it looks like it is a medical tank which have different regs. Just grab the tanks from home depot, there cheap and easy to use


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Old 02-18-2012, 06:07 PM   #3
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Cool. Thanks.
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Old 02-18-2012, 06:11 PM   #4
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It's called a post style valve! You would need a regulator made for it and use .5 liters per min. flow! The only thing is if do not have a prescription for the use of the cylinder you are breaking the law! This is a Medical gas cylinder and regulated by the FDA!!!!
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Old 02-18-2012, 06:15 PM   #5
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Thanks. The tank was $2.50 at a thrift store that I was dropping stuff off to so I thought I'd ask.
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Old 02-18-2012, 06:18 PM   #6
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You can use it for aeration. You will need to get an o2 reg. I got a 5 lpm one, which has a setting for .25 lpm. You need a key to open the valve or just use a wrench. To fill it you need a script.


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