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Hooking up a Soda Stream machine to a 6kg C02 bottle

Discussion in 'Gear and Equipment' started by breakbeer, 18/2/13.

 

  1. mischa62

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    Posted 5/6/18
    they are on ebay for $9.95 + $7.60 postage
    took me 30secs to find
    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Sodastr...960601?hash=item25f79b9d19:g:2p4AAOSwz35bC2P9
     
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    WTF? You're not the same Misha6262 I was replying to, who was talking about filling a sodastream cylinder from a large cylinder. Different sort of fitting. The fitting you linked is just an adaptor from the sodastream cylinder to a type 30 fitting regulator.
     
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    We just thought we would let you know we have a few new fittings that you guys might be interested in and which are relevant to this thread:

    These older type sodastream adapters are cheap and they have become quite common:
    https://www.kegland.com.au/sodastream-cylinder-adapter.html

    With that said if you have ever used one of these you will know that they are a bit cubersome to use and you can loose some gas when connecting to your regulator so this new model is really the way to go:
    https://www.kegland.com.au/deluxe-sodastream-cylinder-adapter-with-pin-adjustment.html


    Then if you want to refill your own cylinders we have made this device:
    https://www.kegland.com.au/sodastream-cylinder-filling-adapter-filling-station-with-bleed-valve.html


    We also have these two types of hoses which will enable you to connect your sodastream machine to your large bulk cylinder so this is also a good option if you want to get rid of the small expensive bottle all together.
    So we have this shorter hose which is a bit cheaper:
    https://www.kegland.com.au/freedomone-sodastream-adapter-hose-36inch.html
    Then we also sell this longer hose if you want to put your cylinder slightly further away from your sodastream machine:
    https://www.kegland.com.au/freedomone-sodastream-adapter-hose-72inch.html
    Then if you really want to put your sodastream machine a long way from the cylinder then you can use this long extension lead:
    https://www.kegland.com.au/type-30-high-pressure-extension-hose.html

    So when it comes to sodastream stuff we have a heap of optoins available and none of them are particularly expensive.
     
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    Posted 8/6/18
    Is it possible to overfill/add too much pressure to the sodastream cylinders?
     
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    Posted 8/6/18
    It's quite difficult to overfill the sodastream cylinder when you are using this method of decanting from a larger cylinder.

    Technically if you got the small cylinder cold enough it could be possible to overfill but this is very unlikely. As a check when filling any CO2 cylinder it's a good idea to check the tare weight and full weight before and after the fill to make sure.

    If you do overfill you can blow the burst disk on the cylinder and then you will have to replace this part.
     
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    Opps my bad i have misunderstood what you were trying to achieve, i have a sodastream fitting adaptor that i machined an adaptor to enable it to screw onto a gas bottle for refilling sodastream cylinders. And before i get flamed i have done this years ago with smaller cylinders for an air pistol direct from a co2 cylinder with no regulator, crack it open only just, and as you fill it the frost will disapear showing roughly how full the cylinder is.
    As long as the cylinder to be filled is chilled in the freezer first its easy, then you just have to weight it against its gross weight
     

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    that doesnt look that cheap to me. The one of Aliexpress is USD$28. The ones that we are selling here are AUD$15 so they are less than half the cost.

    https://www.kegland.com.au/sodastream-cylinder-filling-adapter-filling-station-with-bleed-valve.html
     
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    Well i can tell you for FACT that the original hex adapter cost $10 when purchased a few years back from eBay, and
    "I manufactured" the round female end to adapt to the gas cylinder thread - so id say yes i am cheaper than $15, would i make it for anyone at that price? nope.
    PS: Was just adding my two cents worth, hence why i dont reply to a lot of message threads as it pisses me off when you get howled down for making a slight error :) - but it wont stop me when i know im right
     
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    I will say that type 30 to 1/4 reg stems are not cheap anywhere. Prolly because the dominant co2 attachment is cga.
     
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    We would disagree to anyone being howled down on a forum. It defeats the purpose of a forum where everyone should be able to contribute without prejudice. So all contributions are welcomed in our opinion.
     

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