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Old 10-06-2012, 06:27 PM   #1
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Does anyone know if you can use a fire extinguisher hanging bracket to attach a 5lb tank to your keezer?



 
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:33 PM   #2
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That's a good idea, I can't see any reason why that wouldn't work so long as it fully supports the valve assembly in the bracket.



 
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Old 10-06-2012, 09:14 PM   #3
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Be careful how you attach that bracket to your keezer. Modern chest freezers are riddled with cold and hot side tubing buried between the exterior skin and the internal liner...

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Old 10-07-2012, 01:28 PM   #4
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Be careful how you attach that bracket to your keezer. Modern chest freezers are riddled with cold and hot side tubing buried between the exterior skin and the internal liner...

Cheers!
Thanks for the advice. I do not want a paper weight the size of a chest freezer right now. So I would plan to mount it to the collar. I just would like to know if there is anyone that has found a bracket that is less than 30$ that will work with a 5lb tank.

 
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:33 PM   #5
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Thanks for the advice. I do not want a paper weight the size of a chest freezer right now. So I would plan to mount it to the collar. I just would like to know if there is anyone that has found a bracket that is less than 30$ that will work with a 5lb tank.
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:40 PM   #6
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I am using a plastic fire extinguisher bracket to hold my 5 lb co2 cannister in my kegerator that I purchased in from Ebay several years ago. It is for a 10 lb extinguisher, but fits the co2 cannister perfectly.

This extinguisher appears to be the same as mine (center of page, model 3870v):
http://www.firesystemsusa.com/index....roducts_id=352

I did not use the mounting holes on the back, instead mounting it to a shelf with screws through the base.

Hope this helps.

 
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:22 PM   #7
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I am using a plastic fire extinguisher bracket to hold my 5 lb co2 cannister in my kegerator that I purchased in from Ebay several years ago. It is for a 10 lb extinguisher, but fits the co2 cannister perfectly.
That looks like exactly what I am looking for but I was looking at the tank dimensions and mine says 5 1/2 in. and the bracket says 5 1/4 in. Are you using an aluminum or steel tank? If you are using an aluminum tank I think it will get it. Thanks.

 
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:57 PM   #8
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I am using a 5 lb aluminum tank. Here are some photos - you can see how I am using the bracket. If in doubt, you could call and ask for the actual dimensions.
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:04 PM   #9
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I was thinking about cutting a piece of PVC pipe that was large enough to fit the tank in and then attaching it to the keezer some how. If you can find the pipe somewhere you might only have a couple bucks in a cap.

 
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:18 PM   #10
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That looks perfect for the tank. I think I will get it. I will send pics when it is done.



 
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