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Unread 03-28-2010, 11:43 PM   #1
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Extra 20lb Co2 Tank for Spare/Backup/Air Tools?

Now that I have a 10lb Co2 that I mounted in my rig, I wonder if it's worth getting a couple of these to have a spares, for the trail rig/trailer, etc. Thinking Air tools, trail repair, etc....

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20 lb. Co2 Tanks

Fifteen 20 lb. Co2 tanks for sale. Expired but it doesn't cost too much to get them tested and filled.



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Unread 03-29-2010, 09:39 AM   #2
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I guess if you got the room. I'm glad I went with a 10lb tank as I usually have passengers with me and the 10lb tank fits nicely with the limited space I do have. A 15 or 20lb tank would be a challenge for me but even if I did have room, I would elect to use a york or similar belt driven compressor and tank to power air tools. A die grinder sucks the CO2 out of a tank fairly quickly.
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Unread 03-29-2010, 01:21 PM   #3
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I have a CO2 setup, but i'm going to a compressor OBA setup to save space and not have to fill tanks.
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Unread 03-29-2010, 02:38 PM   #4
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OBA here with a 5 gal tank under the tub for volume of flow. I also carry a 10lb powertank as an emergency back up. i got a great deal on a spare tank, so i keep both filled but carry only one. then when/if a 2ed tank is needed, its already filled and ready to go

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Unread 03-29-2010, 10:04 PM   #5
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Wow, thats a good find IMO. The shops around here just swap out your empty for a full, so it really wouldn't matter if the tank was out of date or not.
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Unread 03-30-2010, 07:31 AM   #6
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Obviously from a cost standpoint these used tanks will be better but in terms of utility, I think you will find that they arent worth as much as you had thought. Go with an on board compressor.
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