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Old 08-27-2008, 02:11 AM   #1
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Default CO2 Tank Question: Will this work?

I found a good deal on a new aluminum CO2 tank. The possible drawback is that it is for scuba. It is a 4.6lb tank and does not have a valve. Will this work for kegging?


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Old 08-27-2008, 06:27 AM   #2
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I'm sure the Scuba guys will confirm.

I'm sure the fittings for an Air tank will be different than a CO2 tank.


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Old 08-27-2008, 04:39 PM   #3
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If it's for SCUBA it's not a CO2 tank. You may be able to finagle a way to install a CO2 tank valve in it, but you will be hard pressed to find a vendor that will certify it and fill it.
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At that size if it was used for scuba it's either an oxygen or argon tank. In either case it will be CLEARLY labeled as both can kill you!
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A tank that small actually sounds like an SCBA (self contained breathing apparatus) not a SCUBA tank (self contained underwater breathing apparatus). These are used by firemen, or are at emergency stations in mechanical rooms for use during an escape of hazardous gases, etc.

Like I said, even if it were possible to adapt a CO2 service valve into that tank, it is unlikely that you would find a filling station that would fill and certify it for use as a CO2 tank.
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Old 08-27-2008, 11:00 PM   #6
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Since when do scba or scuba tanks hold CO2?

its not a CO2 cylinder...its a gas cylinder. You'll have to swap out the connections, as its probably setup for oxygen.

I know oxygen welding tanks have reverse threads compared to CO2 welding tanks...
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I found out that it is an scba tank. Sounds like this would be a headache and not worth the couple bucks I would save. Thanks!


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