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Hi guys. hoping this is the right place for this but i was wondering if i buy a firex 5kg co2 cylinder does anyone know whether a standard regulator will fit it. also i have no local extinguisher fillers here in toowoomba but the lhbs said they will fill it for me. how would i go about getting the diptube removed?

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http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Carbon-Dioxide-...=item3a6fa08285
this is the "style you want" with that nut sticking out the front, your should take your reg along and check prior to purchase

i have a different sort of fire EX where i had get an adapter from a hydraulics mob to fit my reg.

whats the price of the Fire EX your buying, you can get this for $250...
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Carbon-Dioxide-...=item4ab45b5e3d

i got mine (2) for free and the gas in them was a bonus as u was told they were empty
but if i was going to buy another co2 CYL i would spend the bit more and get the real one, less chance of leaks as some fire ex users have reported leaking handles / valves after a few uses .
 

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Just make sure you have CO2 in it. That foam fire retardant tastes TERRIBLE!!
 

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http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Carbon-Dioxide-...=item3a6fa08285
this is the "style you want" with that nut sticking out the front, your should take your reg along and check prior to purchase

i have a different sort of fire EX where i had get an adapter from a hydraulics mob to fit my reg.

whats the price of the Fire EX your buying, you can get this for $250...
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Carbon-Dioxide-...=item4ab45b5e3d

i got mine (2) for free and the gas in them was a bonus as u was told they were empty
but if i was going to buy another co2 CYL i would spend the bit more and get the real one, less chance of leaks as some fire ex users have reported leaking handles / valves after a few uses .
it is costing me $210 locally for a 5kg one. It looks to be the right style :) woohoo! all i need now is to find out how i go about getting the diptube removed. thats going to be fun lol

Just make sure you have CO2 in it. That foam fire retardant tastes TERRIBLE!!
lol ill be sure to triple check first.
 

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If it was $210 for the 5kg one and then you need the diptube removed.... $250 for the 6kg kegking sounds like a much better idea to me.
 

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Wow yeah, I'd go keg king. Just the convenience of the swap and go setup is worth the extra couple of bucks.
 

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If it was $210 for the 5kg one and then you need the diptube removed.... $250 for the 6kg kegking sounds like a much better idea to me.
it would work out better but i dont really want to buy an ebay one. i mean i have heard good things about the ebay cylinders but id rather buy it locally.
 

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it would work out better but i dont really want to buy an ebay one. i mean i have heard good things about the ebay cylinders but id rather buy it locally.
I fully support the "ebay" issues, don't get me wrong but the one shown is a kegking cylinder. You can swap and go them, get them delivered (well, you can in Sydney from what i'm aware) etc. Go the KK cylinder, and forget the stuffing around. I'm aware at the end of the day it's the same basic product and does the same job, but with only $40 between them...

http://kegking.com.au/gasbottlesandregulators.html
 

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Indeed. There's so much more convenience, it's 7kg, and with the swap and go system, you know that the cylinder you have is up to code. Heaps of positives here.
 

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Indeed. There's so much more convenience, it's 7kg, and with the swap and go system, you know that the cylinder you have is up to code. Heaps of positives here.
That, and if yours get's close, or you don't swap and go you can just swap it when it gets close and not worry about it. I own one of the smaller 2.6kg ones as i nat carb now, but it's a purchase i'm happy with. Can't see the big ones being any different.

I assume the same is said for mykegsonlegs ones too.
 

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less chance of leaks as some fire ex users have reported leaking handles / valves after a few uses .
i have to agree .. i have 3x extinguishers .. and 2 of them leak from their handles/valves

If it was $210 for the 5kg one and then you need the diptube removed.... $250 for the 6kg kegking sounds like a much better idea to me.
agree
 

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ok thanks guys. i think i am going to purchase the ebay cylinder and wait the week or so for it to arrive. on another note, how long can i store uncarbonated beer at 4 degrees for? it's been one week so far.

cheers for the help everybody :)
 

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