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Old 09-12-2006, 10:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Hi All,

Finally got my 20# CO2 tank, and boy was I surprised at it's size.

Here's a shot of it with a standard DVD case in the shot for relative size comparison. However, it's relatively light (relative being the key word). I can easily carry it with one hand. Dunno how manageable it'll be when it's filled.



A word of caution for anyone looking to purchase one. It's more imposing than it's dimensions suggest, at least for me: 8" Diameter 27.5" Height. A good idea would be to see it in person before you buy it.
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I can easily carry it with one hand. Dunno how manageable it'll be when it's filled.
Um... it'll be 20# heavier than it is now.
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Try hauling a steel one!

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And I though my 5lb was huge.... it's an ant compared to that monster.
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Steel 20 lb tanks are almost 50 lbs filled.
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thats heavy, you cant do it by your self when you refilling it, lol but thats last long i think
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