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Had my ass saved on a trial last weekend when I blew a bead in a position that I really did not want to best out the precarious high-lift.
A guy with a Power tank just brought it over and in 45 seconds I was back rolling.
Pretty cool, but $400!?!?!! Are there any other options? It runs compressed CO2 at 1000psi, cost $10 to fill, and will do like 4 sets of tires on a charge.
He said he did it because airing up/down burned his slower than molasses arb compressor in a year.

Seems a helluva lot faster than any on-board compressor, too.
 

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check this out:Co2 page

I did it for about $120 & can use the bottle for my welder also!!!

I picked up a bottle from a local gas supplier for $60. its a 10lb aluminum tank almost identical to a power tank. the CO2 regulator was about $35 & fittings & a short semi decent quality hose brought me to about $120. if you look around you can find bottles for pretty cheap. all soda fountains use co2.
 

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We idi what sixty did - bought a 20# tank from Harbor Freight for $70, and a regulator from Williams Ballons in Santa Maria, CA for $40 - the other stuff came from Orchard Supply. BTW, I have an 80# regulator as I am using the system to work the front ARB.
 

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$400 come awwnnnn! <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0">

I probably don't have more than $100 invested in mine. Like Complaine says, a bottle is cheap and you can shop around for the regulator, the rest is nickle & dime.

I use mine for all kinds of stuff, air tools, tires and don't forget CO2 is great for putting out a fire.
Last trip out me and the other Rock Dogs had to weld a Bronco back together at the bottom of the Little Sluice. There was oil all over the place and it kept lighting up every time I tried to run a bead. We kept that bottle of CO2 right there and blasted it every itme it tried to light up, it was awesome !
 

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Originally posted by Reddog:
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I use mine for all kinds of stuff, air tools, tires and don't forget CO2 is great for putting out a fire.
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Hadn't thought of using it as a fire extinguisher! You da man! <IMG width=45 height=20 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/pint02.gif"> <IMG width=45 height=20 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/pint02.gif"> <IMG width=45 height=20 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/pint02.gif">
 

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HMM well I have a question. I found a propane tank the other week in them there hills and was curious if anybody knew if I could put co2 in it? Does a propane tank have the same capabilites as a co2 tank? Where do you go to fill it up. Can you go to a welding supply? Thanks
 

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A propane tank does not have the pressure rating that is required of the CO2 tank. Besides the people that fill these things are very paticular about details when it comes to the right tank for the right application.
 

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A scuber tank works fine I use one I think it holds 3000kpa have used them for years <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">
 

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you can use a scuba tank! They are rated to a safe working pressure of 300 psi. you can get an adapter that makes it so you can hook up tires! <IMG SRC="smilies/shy.gif" border="0"> just what i konw! <IMG SRC="smilies/smokin.gif" border="0">
 

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you can use a scuba tank! They are rated to a safe working pressure of 3000 psi. you can get an adapter that makes it so you can hook up tires! <IMG SRC="smilies/shy.gif" border="0"> just what i konw! <IMG SRC="smilies/smokin.gif" border="0">
 

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Anybody know if the CO2 tanks for kegs work? I have a couple laying around and I could really use an air tank if they would be safe to use. Any idea where to get the fittings to use if for airing up tires etc.?
 
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