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Hey guys,

I was just about to order the powertank and then i was like wait a min, what about making my own.

I found a place that sells brand new CO2 Tanks for 60.00 1600psi. I was wondering that is needed to make my very own setup to fill tires for air and other misc things.

Can i just go buy fittings at a air supply place and put it all together or do i need to do something a cretin way.

Any help would be great...
 

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Make sure the tank you are getting is of the proper rating and has a current cert. Co2 tank certs are only good for 5 yrs then they need to be re-tested. Costs about $20-30 to test them.

You can find tanks, regulators and other accessories from companies like The Source (Offroad Air) and Ultimate Air.
http://www.offroadair.net/products2.html#6a
http://www.ultimate-air.com

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Wizzard005 said:
I did a search but didnt find any write ups.

I know i need the following but how can i be sure its the correct stuff before i order?

Is this the right type of tank?
http://www.beveragefactory.com/C10.shtml

NOt sure what one i would need
http://www.beveragefactory.com/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=Regulator

Also, what about the air gauge? and the air fitting?

If anyone can fill in the missing info i cant seem to find that would be great.
Those tanks are just fine, and highly recommended for the price. However, get a regulator set-up from one of the vendors I previously mentioned.
 

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Make sure the tank you are getting is of the proper rating and has a current cert. Co2 tank certs are only good for 5 yrs then they need to be re-tested. Costs about $20-30 to test them.

You can find tanks, regulators and other accessories from companies like The Source (Offroad Air) and Ultimate Air.
http://www.offroadair.net/products2.html#6a
http://www.ultimate-air.com

Ultimate Air is a TTORA forum sponsor.
Thanks for the info.

When i checked the other threads about making a co2 tank, people say that they are picking up their regulators for like 30 buck, they sell them for 112.00

http://www.ultimate-air.com/products/uaexreg150.htm

If i buy this, do i just need to buy a tank? Also to get the tank ceritfied, can any scuba shop do that?
 

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If you buy a new tank, it will come with a current cert. Its a 4 digit date code stamped on the tank. I thought you were originally talking about buying a used tank, so disregard.

In any case, yeah, you just need the tank, regulator and an air hose with chuck and your good to go. A mounting bracket would also be a good idea depending on how you plan on installing the tank. You really don't want a 1000psi tank rolling around in the truck.

Yes, the regulator threading is universal for all Co2 tanks. They all use a CGA-320 valve.
 

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If you buy a new tank, it will come with a current cert. Its a 4 digit date code stamped on the tank. I thought you were originally talking about buying a used tank, so disregard.

In any case, yeah, you just need the tank, regulator and an air hose with chuck and your good to go. A mounting bracket would also be a good idea depending on how you plan on installing the tank. You really don't want a 1000psi tank rolling around in the truck.

Yes, the regulator threading is universal for all Co2 tanks. They all use a CGA-320 valve.
thank you for the good info. I live in Hawaii atm and do alot of beach driving so a easy way to air up and down would make me very happy.

Any chance you know what size tank is best? I dont have 33's but will have some in the summer, truck is still stock atm. I am wonering who the little tank work for like 100 fill ups?
 

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Wizzard005 said:
......people say that they are picking up their regulators for like 30 buck, they sell them for 112.00

Make sure the cost is for the same regulator.

Regulator come in many forms and priced accordingly. They sell low flow fixed pressure (these are cheapest) Low flow adjustable, High flow, high flow adjustable, and some that will handle liquid (higher price)

BTY get the BIGGEST bottle you have room for. When you refill they have a hook up charge and a liquid charge. The hook up charge is the same on all bottles, so you save $$s after the 1st recharges. :) :cool:
 

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I got all my stuff from beverage factory too.
I got a 10# tank and regret it. I should've got a 20#, i usually fill atleast 8 tires on a trip since none of my friends have OBA
 

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I got all my stuff from beverage factory too.
I got a 10# tank and regret it. I should've got a 20#, i usually fill atleast 8 tires on a trip since none of my friends have OBA
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What regulator did you buy? I can only find ones that cost 150.00 for a good one.
 

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sorry to dig up and old thread, (hey, i searched) but i too am about to put together an CO2 tank. i found an old CO2 tank ( i am going to get it tested) and now am looking for regulators. my inital thought is the $35 fixed pressure 150ps from The Source / offRoad Air. any down side to running fixed 150 psi? i know i wont be able to run ARBs and air tools are going to be limited. but i am mostly looking to just air back up.


edit: the tank may be TOO old. the first date stamp looks to be 2/83 the last one is 5/00.... the tank is older then i am.
 

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Just for reference Chris I was thinking about getting a cheaper fixed psi one too but I keep thinking about all the shit I want to use it for (ARB's someday, welder someday, air tools would be cool, etc.) so rather than buying three different, seperate regulators I think I'll come out better in the long run to get a big adjustable and call it a day.

New addition to the tool box as of today- beverage place tank and ultimates? 200psi reg. I like the source one better with the tank pressure gauge but whatever- I need 200psi for doing shocks.
Got the rest of the air fittings laying around, just need a hose now.
 

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Wooo Hooo... I knoe what I am buyn next!! Good to know!! :kewl:
'bout time... you people are costing me a small fortune... :D
: you know who you are... buck up sticks :

I do have to cut Erik some slack...
mostly 'cause he don't get out much... ha ha
 

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FYI, my local fire extinguisher service store always had the best deals on fills and one even had used beverage tanks always lying around for super cheap.

I used a fixed regulator, I think I got it from polyperformance it did freeze up a few times on the last tire. I used a super cheap $3 hose, which eventually cracked.

Don't spend the extra money for a regulator that monitors tank pressure. CO2 will always read a constant pressure regardless of liquid volume in the tank. In other words the only way to measure how much CO2 you have left inthe tank is to weigh it. The only thing you need to monitor is output pressure.
 

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say you got the 150psi fixed regulator and you wanted to run ARB's off it.....couldn't you plumb a fixed 80-90psi regulator in-line to feed your ARB's? I know allpro sells an 80psi barrel regulator for ~$35 for this purpose.

it's under the "ARB locker adapters" section:
http://www.allprooffroad.com/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=35
 
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