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Old 04-30-2011, 09:46 PM   #11 (permalink)
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How "bad" is industrial grade CO2?
Ever seen the gunk that can come out of a Crosman 12 gram? Industrial grade allows a wide range of contaminants that can range from merely causing an off taste when used in food prep, to actually making you seriously sick.

For food and medical applications, pay the extra for food and medical grade supplies. You wouldn't cook a meal in motor oil, would you?
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Old 04-30-2011, 10:51 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Do you know a national supplier for food grade CO2?
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Old 04-30-2011, 11:04 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Unfortunately that won't work, as the Soda Stream female end (and it's made out of PLASTIC.....) still requires Soda Stream threads, I would need a male Soda Stream head for the remote line. I want to make my own ASA on my lathe, but I don't know the threads, and I am a beginner and don't know how to measure the square threads properly.

I posted a pic of the threads at the end of the bottle in the original post.
No. I mean you take that valve you took a picture of. Make an adapter so you can screw a remote line onto it. Then you can attach a CO2 tank to that.

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If you do this, you can use a more giant CO2 tank, like a 5 or 20 pounder. Getting that filled with food grade co2 should still be cheaper.

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Ohhh! That's an excellent suggestion, I will need to figure out the threads. Also now I am concerned with the difference between industrial vs food grade CO2..and if it is worth the hassle to find food grade CO2 or just keep paying $22.
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I thought they where the same (at least in this country) there used to be loads of guys that used to use soda stream bottles as "real" co2 tanls for paintball where too expensive!
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It doesn't seem to be too bad. Many people who run beer kegs use CO2 from welding supply places. If you do want to go with food grade. I would try a dry ice place. It shouldn't be too hard to find. Unless you live in the middle of nowhere.

Are you in the L.A. area? There is this place in Hawthorne that does 5lb CO2 tank exchanges for $24.

http://www.kingkeg.com/beer_equipment.html

Also, I'm pretty sure they are threaded the same as paintball tanks, (5/8-18UNF-2B is what catalina tanks are threaded). You can swap valves from a co2 tank to confirm.

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Perhaps I am approaching this problem the wrong way... maybe I should replace the female end in the soda stream machine with one that uses paintball threads for a paintball bottle to screw into, instead of trying to modify the bottle itself?
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You are way over thinking this. Gut the soda stream brass pin valve, drill and tap the *** end 1/8" NPT, attach remote line, profit.

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Palmers has an adapter for that now.

Fill your Soda Stream tank,

Convert over to a paintball tank,

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Use the larger tanks with the CGA 320 threads.

The bulk adapter can be sold without the hose and fittings if you don't need them.


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The difference between food grade and industrial grade CO2 is the storage unit. Most food grade CO2 is stored in glass lined tanks. Keep in mind that industrial CO2 is used for welding and must be pure or it will contaminte the weld.

Crossman 12 grams are dirty becuase they never wash the inside of the tank. A residue of water soluable oil is left behind.
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Old 01-19-2013, 12:36 PM   #20 (permalink)
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i make the valves to fill the soda stream tanks , $50 bucks shipped
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