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Old 05-11-2012, 01:08 PM   #1
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Default CO2 in or out of fridge?

Is it better to have the CO2 tank on the outside of the fridge? I know it is more convenient on the inside but does the cold temp help or hinder the carbonating process or rob the tank of pressure?


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Old 05-11-2012, 01:11 PM   #2
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Is it better to have the CO2 tank on the outside of the fridge? I know it is more convenient on the inside but does the cold temp help or hinder the carbonating process or rob the tank of pressure?
Whatever's easier for you. Having the CO2 colder will rob the tank of pressure, but not capacity. Unless you need to force carb at 900 PSI it's not an issue


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Old 05-11-2012, 01:13 PM   #3
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I keep mine outside, but that's only because I can then fit more on the inside, plus it is easier to change out. Zachattack is right though, really doesn't matter in the end.
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Mine's on the inside b/c it fits, and it prevents a 3 yr old from having access to it...
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Mine's on the outside because I was having leaking issues so was turning the tank on/off a lot so I wouldn't lose tanks. I find it easier to see, adjust, turn on/off...etc with it being out. Either or...whatever works for you is fine.
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Mines on the outside. Easier access plus the 15lb tank doesn't fit inside my 4.4 cuft. Kegerator. Doesn't make a difference but it'd be cleaner looking if I could fit it inside.
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Makes zero difference.
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Default THanks everyone

Looks like I will leave well enough alone then
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I'm facing the same issue. My co2 tank would fit inside and from a labor standpoint it would be easier to put in there since I wouldn't have to make any more drills through my fridge. However from an ease of use standpoint it sounds like its better outside plus you don't have to worry about the regulator being off.

I'm not sure if the fridge has any direct impact on the psi. I assume if I set to 10 psi (either in or out of the fridge), it will be 10 psi. Correct me if I am wrong.
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Nope, you're right. The regulator can respond a little slower if it's cold, but that's it.


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