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CO2 Tank for On Board Air
« on: August 27, 2012, 06:02:56 PM »
I've posted this before, but the questions came up again.

To build your own Power Tank set-up cheap:

Here's the list of what I use

Parts needed for home made On Board Air set-up
I've attached links to all the parts:

10lb CO2 Cylinder: $85.00

http://www.beveragefactory.com/draftbeer/tanks/co2/C10.shtml

fixed 150PSI Regulator: $55.00


https://wheelersoffroad.com/product/non-model-specific/air-compressor-co2-systems-parts/off-road-air-systems/hyperflo-150psi-non-adjustable-co2-regulator/

Wheeler's Offroad Closed - You can source the regulator directly from Poly Performance or here from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Gentec-227C-150-Regulator-Light-Applications/dp/B0085EVSOU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1482083479&sr=8-1&keywords=fixed+co2+regulator


Heavy Duty Tank Mounting Bracket:  $37.00 (for the 10lb tank)


http://wheelersoffroad.com/product/off-road-air-systems/heavy-duty-tank-mounting-brackets/


And just use the air hose of your choice (I use Flexeel Polyurethane hose because it stays flexible down to -40 degrees)
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Re: CO2 Tank for On Board Air
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2012, 06:49:48 PM »
Very nice...

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Re: CO2 Tank for On Board Air
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2012, 08:14:04 PM »
x2 on the Flexeel Polyurethane hose cheap ones will only last 2.5 tires...  Thanks Frank!
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Re: CO2 Tank for On Board Air
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2012, 09:07:04 PM »
x2 on the Flexeel Polyurethane hose cheap ones will only last 2.5 tires...  Thanks Frank!
 I've used Flexeel 50ft lines for years with my framing and finish nailers, as well as my impact guns, airing up etc.
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Re: CO2 Tank for On Board Air
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2012, 06:58:55 PM »
Thats the same rig I have built a few times. works great
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Re: CO2 Tank for On Board Air
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2012, 07:36:33 AM »
This is outstanding. My Pep Boys pump is still chugging after 6 years, but at this point I feel that every air up will be it's last.
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Re: CO2 Tank for On Board Air
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2012, 12:47:42 PM »
frank.. is there a way to set it up where one can hook up a compressor so that it automatically re-fills the bottle??? instead of having to go somewhere to get it fill???
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Re: CO2 Tank for On Board Air
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2012, 01:00:14 PM »
Bones for what you're talking about you can get a regular air tank for cheaper than the bottle anyways.
Like this: http://www.quadratec.com/products/92043_101.htm

The CO2 bottle is meant to hold liquid CO2 under pressure that is converted to a gas in the regulator. If you were to fill it with regular compressed air it would only hold enough to fill half of one tire anyways.

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Re: CO2 Tank for On Board Air
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2012, 01:24:39 PM »
got it...
When I'm feeling down, I like to whistle. It makes the neighbor's dog run to the end of his chain and gag himself.

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Re: CO2 Tank for On Board Air
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2012, 07:44:48 PM »
I bought my bottle yesterday, I went to my local Maineoxy (buddy works there) and I bought a filled bottle for 100 bucks, I was going to buy one online, but you you have to pay shipping and pay to fill it on top of that, plus there is no promise you will get that shiny new one back...

Just figured Id throw that out there for people who are thinking of going this route

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Re: CO2 Tank for On Board Air
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2016, 10:22:04 AM »
I just ordered a cylinder from the beverage factory. They had an addition l $5 off so it came out to

Subtotal   $ 79.68
Shipping - Ground   $ 18.27
Total Price   $ 97.95
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Re: CO2 Tank for On Board Air
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2016, 01:35:58 PM »
Note the regulator is no longer available from Wheeler offroad, you can get it from Poly Performance. See the first post.
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Re: CO2 Tank for On Board Air
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2017, 05:35:47 PM »
Has anyone added a gauge to the poly performance regulator? It would be nice to know how much is left in tank.
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Re: CO2 Tank for On Board Air
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2017, 05:49:58 PM »
the tank pressure will read the same(depending on bottle temp) because it is a liquid in the tank.  the best way to know how much you have left is to weigh it.  by the time a tank side gauge reads low it is almost too late.   fine for beer or soda not so good for tires or tools
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Re: CO2 Tank for On Board Air
« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2017, 07:19:49 PM »
the tank pressure will read the same(depending on bottle temp) because it is a liquid in the tank.  the best way to know how much you have left is to weigh it.  by the time a tank side gauge reads low it is almost too late.   fine for beer or soda not so good for tires or tools

That totally makes sense. Thank you
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Re: CO2 Tank for On Board Air
« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2017, 09:21:38 PM »
the tank pressure will read the same(depending on bottle temp) because it is a liquid in the tank.  the best way to know how much you have left is to weigh it.  by the time a tank side gauge reads low it is almost too late.   fine for beer or soda not so good for tires or tools

That totally makes sense. Thank you
  Think of it like a propane grill tank...  I had a 5lb Co2 cylinder today that I used to air up my tires - it had full pressure until the last 1/2 of the 4th tire.  I weigh my cylinders full and compare that to the empty weight.  If I have 2lbs of CO2 left I know I have enough to air up four 35" tires from 10 PSI to 30 (in less than a minute each)
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Re: CO2 Tank for On Board Air
« Reply #16 on: April 30, 2017, 02:11:23 PM »
Thank you for the info!
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Re: CO2 Tank for On Board Air
« Reply #17 on: May 01, 2017, 10:31:36 AM »
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Re: CO2 Tank for On Board Air
« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2017, 07:56:57 AM »
Just went to airgas in Waterford to swop out a 5 pound tank I had kicking around for a 10. He basically said no. Apparently 10s are very rare and sell out the day they come in. So, trying to figure out if the 5 is big enough or buy a 10 and try to get some money for the 5. He also said it takes 2 days to have personal tanks filled. That's BS!! Input??
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Re: CO2 Tank for On Board Air
« Reply #19 on: May 10, 2017, 07:57:34 AM »
BTW I already have the bracket for the 10 pound
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Re: CO2 Tank for On Board Air
« Reply #20 on: May 10, 2017, 08:14:45 AM »
I used to go to All Gas in Hartford.  Fill while I wait. :mrgreen:
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Re: CO2 Tank for On Board Air
« Reply #21 on: May 10, 2017, 08:22:27 AM »
When I first got my 10# tank, I went to Airgas in Windsor, and they told me they wouldn't fill my new tank, just exchange it.

Like Bruce said, I ended up going to All-gas in Hartford to get it filled while I wait.

As far as the 5 lb vs 10 lb, you save some space, but you will have to get co2 twice as often.
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Re: CO2 Tank for On Board Air
« Reply #22 on: May 10, 2017, 09:03:33 AM »
Yeah F those Waterford guys! Only convenience is being able to go there on the clock. I'd be ok with a 5 for a single day event but it's really rolling the dice on a multiple day trip!! I might even bump up to a 15 they are only another $10.
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Re: CO2 Tank for On Board Air
« Reply #23 on: May 10, 2017, 09:30:43 AM »
Yeah F those Waterford guys! Only convenience is being able to go there on the clock. I'd be ok with a 5 for a single day event but it's really rolling the dice on a multiple day trip!! I might even bump up to a 15 they are only another $10.

Shipman's Fire Equipment in Waterford will fill your tank without exchange, but only fill one day a week.  I use All Gas in Hartford now.

I've down sized to a 5lb bottle.  A 10lb would last me all season (3-4 trails).  What's the difference between a single day or all weekend?  I air down on Friday and don't air up until Sunday when I have to hit highway speeds on the way home...

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Re: CO2 Tank for On Board Air
« Reply #24 on: May 10, 2017, 10:30:52 AM »
Never ever let your bottle stay, I got burned big time on that, I had a nice one with a handle and protective base. They sent it out to have it filled, came back fine, second time they "lost" it. aka someone took it because it was nice.

This was maineoxy in South windsor, they never made it right. I got tired of fighting.

I did get a 10# alum bottle with handle, but its not all shiny and doesnt have a base. whatever

New Level. I have a 10# steel bottle if you want ill sell it to ya cheap. That way you can just exchange it and not give a F about it. Ya its a little heavier than an alum one, but not by a lot.

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