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Old 12-18-2007, 12:53 AM   #1
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Default C02 charger in Canada

Hi HBT'ers
I have always wanted to get one of these gadgets as a backup for my primary 5lb C02 tank as well as portability for my 2.5 gallon keg.

http://www.northernbrewer.com/kegs-disconnects.html
I believe you also need the flare air disconnect as well.
The problem is I have searched for a local Canadian distributer but no one seems to sell them. I would buy from an American distributer but the duty/shipping/brokerage fees make me leery.

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Old 12-18-2007, 01:19 AM   #2
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Old 12-18-2007, 01:47 AM   #3
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I bought mine from paddockwood but I don't think they carry them anymore. They are definitely awesome for taking a keg with you.

Check any local bicycle shops that sell higher quality equipment. I believe they are the same as the CO2 chargers for pumping up bike tires. You do need a flared disconnect in order to use it.
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Check any local bicycle shops that sell higher quality equipment. I believe they are the same as the CO2 chargers for pumping up bike tires. You do need a flared disconnect in order to use it.
I just doublechecked and I'm mistaken, sorry. The flared connection for the disconnect is much larger. However you could still rig it up easily enough with a barbed disconnect and a bike charger for less than shipping from the US I would think. A standard valve stem on the barb would do it I would think.
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mr x... just checked your link..they seem to sell it...I will have to brush up on my french
Bradsul...Ill check with a local better bike shop in my area...Im not to keen on jerry-rigging in this type of application but I will keep this in mind as a resort.

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I was just checking another related link on this board;
hooking a paintball bottle to a keg

The Kobalt Portable Compressed CO2 Regulator is an item that can be purchased at Lowes Hamilton store for $128 Canadian.

Might just go this route

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I think that's a little pricey. There are adapters you can buy for under $20 you can put on your regulator that will allow use on paintball canisters as well as the big tank.
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Found a site in Ontario that sells it...http://woodstick-wines.ca/
http://woodstick-wines.ca/pictures/cat/05040a.JPG
Never seen this website before...they seem to carry a good stock of beer and wine related supplies. Anyone use them?

I emailed the site regarding the purchase ...see how it goes

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I have never ordered from this site before. I just got an email back from the site regarding the purchase. They use Canada post for delivery ( curious to see what that's like ) I called Paddockwoods to see if they might carry it along with CBS.. no luck...woodstickwines could use a little improvement in web design...but as far as customer satisfaction they get a + for responding to my email.


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