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Old 10-05-2012, 04:52 AM   #1
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Just was wondering if there were any drawbacks from converting a fridge and storing the co2 tank & Reg inside the fridge. What effects if any the cold will have on the co2 & Reg?

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Old 10-05-2012, 04:55 AM   #2
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Mine's been in there for over a year with no negative affects. Make sure it's aluminum though unless you like rust.

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Old 10-05-2012, 07:27 AM   #3
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The only effect will be that the reg is a little slower to respond to changes. Can be a little frustrating with some regulators if you're constantly changing the pressure, because it will creep a little past where you think you set it. Not really an issue for most people though.
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:43 PM   #4
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Loss of frig space is probably the biggest issue
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:44 PM   #5
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Moisture/humidity corrodes insides of gauges (will here negative on this) but had to replace a few over the last 20 years and yes with proper care a reg/gauges should outlast a lifetime. Regulators hold up either way like mine where they are easy to get to without having to open refrigerated space.
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