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Old 03-13-2012, 04:46 PM   #1
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Default Regulator destabilizes CO2 cylinder

I want to take my 5 lb. CO2 cylinder and a keg with me when I share my homebrew at the office. The problem is, the regulator causes the CO2 cylinder to tip over if it is not propped up by something.

Are there any good DIY or commercial stands to hold it up so I can just set it next to the keg?


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Old 03-13-2012, 05:38 PM   #2
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I know they sell wall brackets to keep it upright, but that's not exactly practical for portability. http://stores.kegconnection.com/Detail.bok?no=594

You could probably get a bungee cord or strap and just tie the tank to the keg. That's what people do a lot with the paintball co2 tanks.


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Old 03-13-2012, 05:42 PM   #3
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A long piece of hook'n'loop tape would be my choice. I'd probably use two straps and put one around the keg and the tank valve.
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Old 03-14-2012, 02:59 PM   #4
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duct tape it to the wall?

bungee cord it to a leg of a table?

do you really need to ask the internet for help in getting a small bottle to remain upright?
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Old 03-14-2012, 03:42 PM   #5
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Can't you just lay it down to start with? Can't fall over that way.

(Learned that trick after years of drinking beer)
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:29 PM   #6
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No, you can't lay a CO2 tank down or you'll get liquid CO2 in the reg and foul things up big time. Just bungie cord it to the heavier and more stable corny keg.
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Hmmmmmmm, did not know that. Glad I didn't do it myself. Weird thing is that I remember back in college, we had a 2 tower tap installed (professionally) in the kitchen in the fraternity house. The CO2 bottle was strapped in horizontally for space reasons. We always had problems with over foamy beer. Could that be one of the causes?
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Old 03-15-2012, 01:51 AM   #8
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It might fit in this...

http://www.academy.com/webapp/wcs/st...n+base&Ntk=All


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