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Can this be used to power my airbrush

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  • Member since
    January 2018
  • From: Gettysburg, PA
Can this be used to power my airbrush
Posted by Winter Gray Owl on Sunday, June 30, 2019 1:42 PM

I work for Stables and one of the products we sell are 'Sodastream' machines. Apparently this is a big breakroom thing. Anyway the CO2 bottles that power the machines come in two sizes. 60 or 130 lieters sizes this is not the size of the bottle but how much soda it will produce.

Has anyone ever used one of these to power an airbrush. If so any information on requirments, addapters ect. Any help would be appresheated.

Winter GrayOwl

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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Sunday, June 30, 2019 2:28 PM
I have not,but folks do use CO2 bottles,not sure about those tanks,of course you would need whatever fittings it would take to adapt it,and of course a regulator/vapor trap that would get it to 5-40 PSI

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  • From: Chicago area
Posted by modelmaker66 on Sunday, June 30, 2019 11:32 PM

Yes, in the loosest sense they will "work" but not well and with no control over the pressure. By the time you get a regulator, fittings and whatnot you will wonder why you tried this in the first place.

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, July 1, 2019 9:11 AM

Not sure if a regulator intended for air will work with CO2 or not.  Anyone know?  If it can, air pressure regulators are not that expensive- ten to fifteen bucks.  Compared to price of a compressor, that would make it worthwhile- and fittings are not expensive.


Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, July 1, 2019 10:21 AM

It will end up costing you much more than a compressor. Also, if a 20lb CO2 tanks lasts 6-8 hrs, I can't imagine a soda stream cartridge lasting more than 1 or 2.


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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Monday, July 1, 2019 10:44 AM

Oh My ! I like Owls !

 Now that said,I have to concur with G.Morrison on this .You'd be better off getting the compressor. If you have to do it on the cheap go to Harbor freight and get the Air Tank used for autos .I used one for years when I was R.Ving . I had a moisture trap and regulator on it and it worked just fine .Just remember to keep it full and after a long use purge it with the drain valve to clear the tank of moisture that settles in the bottom. Other that that I only had at that time forty Bucks total invested .

    With what prices are today maybe you'd be better spending the cash and getting a compressor from Harbor Frieght.They do sell the hobby sized W.R.Brown product there, and Mine ( before it took an unscheduled walk) was over fifteen years old and still going strong .


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