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Re: [APD] cheap co2 canisters?

Stuart Halliday wrote:
> I believe Rex Grigg wrote this email section below:
>> Stuart Halliday wrote:
>>> I really need a cheap form of CO2 canister instead of yeast.
>>> I've seen in the supermarkets those SodaStream bottles for making fizzy drinks.
>>> Can I use these some how?
>>> I guess I need some way to fit the output onto a needle valve.
>>> Anyone done this?
>> I can get a 5 lb CO2 cylinder for around $55 most of the time and it's 
>> filled.  There is no really cheap way to do pressurized CO2.  You either 
>> pay up front or pay in the long run.  A basic manual pressurized system 
>> can normally be assembled for around $150.
> Not here in the UK it can't.
> $150 is £76
> A pressure gauge costs around £50, a cylinder around £40 then a needle valve 
> is another £30.
> £120 = $235
> Hence me wishing to find a cheaper method. :-)
Try looking outside the glass box.  Start calling home brew beer stores 
for a regulator.  Sure you need to assemble it yourself but it's 
cheaper.  A needle valve for £30?  You are out of your mind.  Go to 
www.clippard.com and find your local distributor.  Should be under £10.  
Try calling around on a cylinder.  Find a place that services fire 
extinguishers.  I know several people in the UK that have assembled CO2 
systems for around £80.

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