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Old 12-17-2008, 09:27 PM   #1
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is a 5 lb co2 tank too little or should you go to a 10 lb for more money -- do you have to change the smaller out so often that painful etc even if running 2 5 gallon kegs?? Is a third regulator for gas remaining in tank worth the extra cash??

 
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Old 12-17-2008, 09:30 PM   #2
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A 5# tank will work just fine. You will easily get between 8-10 full kegs with that size tank.
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Old 12-17-2008, 09:30 PM   #3
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i use a 5lbs and it last me a few kegs until i have to refill. in my opinion don't get the third regulator almost pointless i think.
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Old 12-17-2008, 09:47 PM   #4
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mckbrew and gumby - thanks for the info - its what i needed to know

 
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Old 12-17-2008, 10:45 PM   #5
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What ever size tank you get, have two. When it goes empty at 8pm during the SuperBowl, the gas shop is closed, and your guests are thirsty having a spare tank is gold.

 
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Old 12-18-2008, 05:58 AM   #6
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What ever size tank you get, have two. When it goes empty at 8pm during the SuperBowl, the gas shop is closed, and your guests are thirsty having a spare tank is gold.
or plan ahead and make sure your tank is filled prior to the superbowl starting
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Old 12-18-2008, 09:09 AM   #7
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It costs nearly as much to have a 5lb cylinder filled as it does my 15lb cylinder.
Don't ask me why, the fool at gas place couldn't explain it either. Thats why I use the 15 for my kegerator, and I use the spare 5 for purging kegs for storage and cleaning.

 
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Old 12-18-2008, 10:03 AM   #8
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They charge mostly for the labor- I know my 5 is about $10, my 20 is about $14. I bought my 5 with the intent of using in the fridge, but received 2 20 tanks for free Having a spare is a big plus!

 
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