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I finally made a caddy for my disposable oxygen bottles.
It's made of 3/8" hardwood plywood. Pretty quick project with a 3" diameter hole saw and a table saw.
Now I can open the valve and adjust the flow rate with one
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hand, and no more capsizing the whole thing.
 

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Damn! I made a 10# CO2 caddy, but didn't think of building one of these! I’ll have a utilitarian version done by tomorrow!
 

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So where did you buy the o2 gauge at?
If you search Oxygen Flow Meter on Amazon, i think you’ll find one similar. More Beer has an EVA Barrier tubing compatible Meter that looks intriguing to me.
 
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I like the Morebeer one, the 0.1-1.5Lpm range is more suitable than the one I used.

I used flexible vinyl tubing so that I could bend the regulator out of the way when installing/removing the bottle. With the duotite fittings you'll want to have a loop in the tubing to allow changing bottles.
 

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Nice. I actually need to build a caddy of some sort for my 20cuft cylinder. This is a lot simpler than what I was thinking.
 

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I like the oxygenation wand storage, gonna steal that idea!
Considering I stole the original idea from you, that sounds fair!

To avoid my duh moment, remember the top hole needs to be a little wider than the bottom hole. (I actually had to get a file and notched the hole so the nut on the stone could pass through the top hole. A little too custom of a fit for my liking. 😂)
 

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Considering I stole the original idea from you, that sounds fair!

To avoid my duh moment, remember the top hole needs to be a little wider than the bottom hole. (I actually had to get a file and notched the hole so the nut on the stone could pass through the top hole. A little too custom of a fit for my liking. 😂)
I do stuff like that all the time! You think you have have just perfect and then it won't go in.

I just pipe clamped mine to my brew stand table leg. Not as good an option in that it's a little shaky with just one clamp but I didn't want to put two because I have to unscrew to replace. These look a lot better and are portable.

That's a speaker there right? I like it!
 

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That's a speaker there right? I like it!
Indeed! I repurposed some old Klipsch 2.1 computer speakers from the early aughts. Hooked-up an iPhone to them and stream Amazon Music channels at my neighbors when I'm brewing. :rock:
 

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Below is my version, I got tired of burning thru the little CO2 cylinders. Decided to repurpose a toilet paper holder. I have since made a slight modification, I installed a CO2 ball lock connector instead of having the SS wand attached to the hose.

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Yeah, I getting tired of the little bottles, too. Just killed another one yesterday.
What size is that one? Do you exchange it at a welding shop?
 

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It's a 20 cuft, I bought it used (1/2 full) seveal years ago (craigs list add) from someone who had a torch set up for $40. When or if I need to get it exchanged, I will bring it to my Airgas distrubuter where I get my CO2 tanks exchanged since it has an Airgas sticker on it.
 

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You can occasionally find the medical cylinders on your favorite classifieds site, often with a cart and regulator. But you can't get them refilled so don't pay a lot and its probably of questionable legality, especially if the tank is owned by a medical supply company.
 
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