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post #151 of 156 Old 10-02-2016, 10:14 PM
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Yea, no problem with the regulator, but when you let it turn on its side, it allowed liquid CO2 to go through to the hose and the result was 1000 psi or so in the hose.
This is what I did to be able to use it either on its side or standing up and it works great:

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post #152 of 156 Old 10-03-2016, 12:16 AM
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This is what I did to be able to use it either on its side or standing up and it works great:

https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/ls...ml#post7782202

You have the skills necessary to tell us at what angle does a 3/4 full tank have to be for the liquid co2 level to be below the top opening. Assume a tank is 8x22 inches.

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post #153 of 156 Old 10-03-2016, 01:53 AM
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Let me give you some more advice if you don't mind.

There will be a ton of CO2 refill places out there. Even in chula Vista but many in S.D.

Go to one of them and buy a used tank and have them fill it. It will be a 25lb beverage tank. Don't buy one on eBay or Craigslist. They have to be tested, most places will not refill old Coke or Pepsi tanks or a tank that is too old. Should be about $50. You can buy a brand new aluminum tank for $120.

Ask them for a 150psi static regulator. You can buy them all day long for $40 but if it is close, buy it from the refill place.

Then buy a $12 Harbor Freight hose and connector kit and $15 inflator on Amazon and Bob's your uncle.
My wife had a ballon business years ago. We have a air tank some where in one of our storage units never thought about it until now when you mentioned it.
There is a welding supply place that we used to have refill our tanks they are even still in business, almost within walking distance from my house. Thanks

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You have the skills necessary to tell us at what angle does a 3/4 full tank have to be for the liquid co2 level to be below the top opening. Assume a tank is 8x22 inches.
I didn't measure this with any tools at all. Accounting for the tank to be filled 3/4 full, I didn't make the tube very long; only long enough with enough angle that it would be above the line when standing up or on its side. The first diagram on the post would give an idea and you should be able to hold the valve against the body closely enough to get a rough guess.



It shouldn't take sophisticated equipment to get this correct. In my case, similar to the photo, I left the tube long, where it would hit the side of the tank when I tried to thread it in and then cut little bits at a time until I felt I had gotten it correct. I also waited until the tank would have to be tested anyway so that it didn't cost me any extra but when I brought it in, I let them know what I had done. I did this about two years ago and it has worked fine since.

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very nice write up for us
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If anyone is near central PA, I have most of the parts to build a system that I will not be using. I think everything is there minus a hose. 20# Tank, regulator, and a tank bracket. Anyone interested? PM me. Thanks.
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