site is an informational site about liquid CO2 tanks and how
to get your own CO2 tank, regulator, & accessories easily
is based on my own experiences using CO2 as a way to air up
my tires after an offroad trip. If you are unsure of using CO2
in your tires - I would highly recommend researching this method
before investing time and money in your own set-up. This is
not for everyone - depending on your application. If
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Use this information AT YOUR OWN RISK!
Liquid CO2? Having a liquid CO2 tank
with you on the trails is very very useful - mostly for airing
up your tires very quickly - the same as going to the gas station.
You can air up your tires and your friends tires - I use a
15lb tank and the last time I checked, I was able to fill up
about 80 tires (from 15lbs to 30lbs) before my tank was empty.
That's 20 vehicles!
I have since began using a 10lb
tank and a sturdy tank mounting system with a better quality
hose and fittings.
The other great use for
a CO2 - you can run air tools - Impact wrenches, cutting wheels,
etc. Using air tools uses up a lot of CO2 and the tank will
empty a lot quicker BUT - I'm sure it makes those trail fixes
a lot easier (I've never had to use it for trail fixes, KNOCK
ON WOOD). I have used it at home with a cutting wheel because
my air compressor can't keep up with supply of air the cutting
your air tools on a CO2 tank is not recommended for normal everyday
use. Without a proper mist separator or pre-oiler inline - could
possibly damage your air tools over time.
I have to mention - with
the proper regulator on the tank, you can set the out-put air
pressure to a variety of settings from only a few lbs psi to
160lbs psi. My husband has used the CO2 tank to do some air
brushing on his R/C airplanes simply by setting the regulator
output pressure to 6 psi. I'm sure there are many other ways
of using the tank for many things.
The EASY Way......
The easiest way to get a liquid CO2
set up is by ordering one directly online. Listed below are a couple liquid CO2
systems available that are made specifically for the Offroad
community. These systems include everything you need for easy
& fast airing up. These system are costly - but might be
the right choice for you depending on your preference. Make
certain you read and understand the system before buying.
The Power Tank
The Inexpensive Way......
You can create your own CO2 set-up with a little time
on the internet, a few phone calls, and a minimal amount of
money. You can get your own set-up for as little as $40 depending
on your willingness to take the time to find the right (and
cheapest) equipment that you need.
For this type of application (offroad
use) generally the sizes that are used are 5lb, 10lb, 15lb or
even 20lb tanks. I would recommend finding a tank that is specifically
for liquid CO2 to avoid any problems or safety issues. There
are other tanks that can be used, however, you may run into
problems trying to find someone who is willing to refill it.
The easiest way to get a tank is to call or visit your local
gas company (gas company that deals with liquid CO2, liquid
O2, liquid NO2 etc). You can buy a tank directly from them for
about $60-$80 (ball park figure). You can try to find a used
tank from a friend and/or on e-bay or similar auction site.
These CO2 tanks are generally used in soda and/or beer brewing
applications. The tank I have was given to me by a friend for
free. You can visit many beer-brewing sites to find CO2 tanks
for sale - BUT - read further before you make that decision
to buy a nice shiny new tank. This used to be my set-up - I
have a 10lb tank now (I need to update my pictures).