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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-23-2005, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
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Powertanks: where to buy cheap

Greetings all, I am looking to purchase a powertank setup and I was wondering where everyone goes to get them cheap.
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I got mine from Mike at 4x4RockShop.com
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Not a powertank but does the job...

buy a 10# co2 tank similar to this one on ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... eName=WD1V

Then buy a co2 regulator fro sompleace like Williams Balloons:

http://www.williamsballoons.com/html/ca ... oxide.html

Then buy a 25ft coiled air hose from ace hardware and any aditional fittings.

Or you can buy from http://www.formattfab.com which is where I got my tank and regulator from for $140

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We got our tank for under $120

http://www.beveragefactory.com/draftbee ... /co2.shtml

http://www.reno4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=249


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Do yourself a favor, if you do go the cheap route and buy a plain bottle at least get the powertank regulator unless you enjoy waiting for the thing to thaw out each time you air 1 or 2 tires up.
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Do yourself a favor, if you do go the cheap route and buy a plain bottle at least get the powertank regulator unless you enjoy waiting for the thing to thaw out each time you air 1 or 2 tires up.
Easy clown boy I can air all four of my tires before it freezes up!
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When I was using Co2 I set mine up for under $60 plus the first fill.

I got an old Coke tank which the hydro stat test date was expired. Ground down the property of CC painted the tank. Had a shop retest & stamp it plus bought a used reg.

If you are any where near an airport you can find a shop that services O2 bottles.

Is my tank illegal? yeah. Did I steal it? no. Do I care? no.

Before any one asks I'm not selling my reg. It is my plan B. Just in case my OBA failed and I didn't have time to get it fixed before a trip. If it fails on a trip I'm out of luck cause I'm not carrying the tank as a back. Too big!

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Do yourself a favor, if you do go the cheap route and buy a plain bottle at least get the powertank regulator unless you enjoy waiting for the thing to thaw out each time you air 1 or 2 tires up.
Easy clown boy I can air all four of my tires before it freezes up!
X2 You better hope that high dollar bling bottle don't run out


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The package that is sold at http://www.formattfab.com is the best deal on the net at $140.

I got my cylinder through a local beer distributor who also does my fills. $1 per lb of CO2. Ended up costing me $30 filled. Purchased a fixed regulator for $35. Total of about $75 after getting the flex hose and some fittings from Home Depot or Harbor Freight, I forget which.

I've had no issues with the fixed regulator freezing. I've filled all 4 tires and then a wheeling buddy's. I've drained the cylinder using an air chisel. The cylinder was frosted. The regulator was frosted on the outside...but it never froze up.
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