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Old 05-20-2012, 05:29 AM   #1
Feb 2012
Mandan, ND
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Looking at a paintball tank with regular paintball tank regulator . Any reason this regulator wouldn't work for a keg? I see people asking about using regular co2 regs on these paintball tanks.

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Old 05-20-2012, 07:29 AM   #2
Mar 2012
Orem, UT
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I've seen an adapter that allows you to connect a regular co2 regulator to a paintball tank.

unfortunately that's all i have to add to the conversation. Other than to express my opinion that small co2 tanks are unreasonably expensive, so i feel your pain and all that. Me, I have a steel 20lb co2 tank which is bigger than is convenient and unreasonably heavy - but the price was right. Paid $100 for 1 keg, disconnects w/ flare fittings, picnic tap, and 20lb tank.

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Old 05-20-2012, 11:13 AM   #3
Jul 2011
chicago, il
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I had been using one of the special regulators built to hookup straight to a paintball tank for portable air powered tools if that is what you are talking about. Mine was a Kobalt brand from Lowes (I think this model is discontinued since I found it on clearance). In my opinion these regulators don't quite have the sensitivity needed for the low psi of kegging. I have since switched to the fitting a number of HB stores sell for about $15 and use a real regulator. I have been much happier with this. Hope that helps.

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Old 05-20-2012, 03:04 PM   #4
Dec 2009
Holland, MI
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I converted a normal regulator to accept a paintball cylinder. I used a remote bottle adapter & a pipe nipple. Works great & i can turn the gas off if needed.

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Old 05-20-2012, 03:42 PM   #5
Punx Clever
Nov 2007
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Paintball regulators generally won't go down to the pressures we use for beer.

But there is this little guy from Palmer's Pursuit Shop:

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Old 06-23-2012, 10:07 PM   #6
Apr 2012
Acworth, GA
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