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Alternative sources for CO2?(2 posts)

Alternative sources for CO2?Whatever
Jul 12, 2001 3:49 PM
This is a longshot, but what the heck! I know that you can get 12g unthreaded CO2 cartridges bulk from sporting goods stores at less than 1/2 the cost of buying them blister-packed at the LBS. (The paintballers use them by the dozens, I pay 50 cents each but I've heard of people getting 3 for a dollar at WallyWorld.)

I just changed to the Innovations Air Chuck that uses threaded cartridges. The 16g's go for $3 each or more.

Question: Are there any other sources for 16g threaded CO2 cartridges? Does any other sport, hobby, avocation, or profession make use of them? What about other gases? How does the food service industry package and distribute NO2? And if it had compatible threads, would it work in a tire? Are there any other creative ideas out there (please don't suggest throwing a party with your nitrous...I'm over 40 and have 4 small kids.)

Inquiring minds, otherwise dwiddling away a few idle moments, want to know. Thanks all.
try compressed Hydrogen..........d_alex
Jul 13, 2001 11:37 AM
.....it IS lighter than air, and even lighter still than CO2!
That's right, weight weenies: the CO2 in you tyres is ADDING extra grams to your total weight!