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Old 11-20-2007, 08:10 PM   #1
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Let me begin by saying I know absolutely nothing about kegging. I recently acquired 4 hospital style oxygen tanks. I'd like to convert them to CO2 tanks for kegging. Anybody see a problem with that? Can't I just buy the lines and gauges, and start kegging?

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Old 11-20-2007, 08:15 PM   #2
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I am fairly sure that oxygen tanks are reverse threaded, the regulators won't match up, and you would need to find someone to Fill/Exchange a O2 tank for a CO2 tank. But you can use the oxygen tanks to aerate your wort. if you are looking ot get rid of any of them let me know, I have been looking for an oxygen tank.


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Old 11-20-2007, 10:28 PM   #3
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I'd say sell three of them and buy a CO2 tank.
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Old 11-20-2007, 10:38 PM   #4
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I think you'd have a real hard time getting someone to fill them with CO2.
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Old 11-20-2007, 11:37 PM   #5
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yeah, no shop is going to want to fill O2 tanks with CO2, not to mention you'll have to convert all the valves first.

keep one and get an oxygen/aeration system, and sell the other three for a CO2 cylinder.
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Damn. I thought I really had something here.
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Old 11-20-2007, 11:46 PM   #7
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Damn. I thought I really had something here.
What's that?
Oh yeah I will tell him, one sec.

Hey I was just talking to Murphy on the phone, he said check his laws he has this covered.
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Old 11-21-2007, 02:13 AM   #8
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IIRC O2 and CO2 are at totally different pressures as well. CO2 can get up to 800PSI on a hot day, but I'm pretty sure O2 is stored at more like 40PSI. At least those little red tanks are. So even if you could find someone to do it, you'd probably not want to .

But O2 tanks are worth a good bit; you should be able to sell 3 them for a hefty chunk of change and fund a large part (all?) of your kegging setup.
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Take them th the gas supplier that you want to get your CO2 from, they'll work something out for you.
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Old 11-21-2007, 02:57 AM   #10
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Well, I gather I'm not totally SOL. Maybe this'll work out after all. Thanks for the help.


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