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CO2 Tank Hold Down

heres the CO2 Tank Hold Down i built up to keep my 20lb tank well planted in the truck while in motion on or off road.

the 2 brackets i bought from the local welding supply house. they were about 25 bux each. got some 3"x3/16" steel and some bolts, and done went to town. all i have left to do is pull it off and paint er up.

beats having it bungie corded into the corner rubbing on my tool chest. DOT would love this lol.


ahh much better:







and thanks to SparkYZ for your insite and use of ur tools

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Looks great, Justin, I should do something like that with the nitro bottles for the dez.
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So what's the CO2 for?
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air up tires, run an impact (i need a different regulator, mines not built for lots of flow) , many other uses. i like it cause i can air down and back up w/o waitin for a slow *** 12V pump or building a expensive onboard air system.
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True... I got 200 into my air setup with onboard air, 5gal air tank and air horns... I'd only like to run co2 to my intake tube for more dense air thus creating more hp lol
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i need to get something like that done with mine


right now im using a fire ext. bracket... It works, but I wont take it offroad like that
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you drive around with a regulator on the bottle like that all the time?
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Thanks for giving me credit for helping you, and letting you use my tools!!

Let's hope you dont get in an accident, I dont want an 800 PSI sledgehammer flying somewhere....
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you drive around with a regulator on the bottle like that all the time?
i personaly do, most rigs ive seen with there setups do. its safe as long as its straped down. doesent really make a differance, the handle/valve guard is fine for a handel but wont do much to protect the valve.

on the inlet tube coming from the nut that fastens to the valve it has a slight indentation, which will allow the regulator stem to break off before the valve gets broken.

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Thanks for giving me credit for helping you, and letting you use my tools!!

Let's hope you dont get in an accident, I dont want an 800 PSI sledgehammer flying somewhere....
i know i was frogetting something, all better now.

yea no wrecks period, lol. it feels to be a sound system, take alot for that thing to get loose.

and yay the gloss black paint is drying today have it all reinstalled tuesday or wensday.
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nice Justin! looks like there are alcoas back on your truck...are those Kevs for testing or did you get some?
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That pic is from when we were playing around a few weeks ago
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that so doesnt look safe...
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that so doesnt look safe...

which parts?
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mine is horizontal on the passenger wheel well.
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mine is horizontal on the passenger wheel well.

mines strapped to the front of the bed
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if i didnt have a tool box it would be verticle in the front corner...
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that so doesnt look safe...
im listening........

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mine is horizontal on the passenger wheel well.
do you have any issues with drawing liquid CO2? maybe have a pic you can show us?
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whats the refill cost of the co2?
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whats the refill cost of the co2?
17 bux out the door.
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do you have any issues with drawing liquid CO2? maybe have a pic you can show us?
when i need to use it i prop it upright, i know its supposed to be atleast like 45
or something like that

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whats the refill cost of the co2?
up in Laramie for up to a 20lb? bottle at the pepsi plant its $15
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thats an awsome mount, powertank make that?


edit: LOL if i want and got off my lazy *** id find my answer.....hahaha.

ok ill change my question how do you like that mount and hows it bolted down.

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yep!


lets just say... the night i broke the EVAP canister loose(bent the brackets, popped the hoses off) and bent the axle shaft... the FULL tank weighing in at ~37pounds didn't move... badass bracket!
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10 or 15LBer?
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how does that powertank regulator play with high CFM tools like impacts? the regulator i have ther orfices are not ment for alot of CFM. does tires jus fine tho.
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