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How far have people run co2 line?

I'm thinking of upgrading my co2 regulator and using a 3 way manifold. One of the tanks is about 25-35 ft away from the other two. Is it kosher to run that much line ?
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i dont see the problem really, but the pressure might be less?
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That's not too bad. Add one or two check valves as close to the remote tank as possible: that will cut the co2 start up time way down for that tank.

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Excellent. Now my only concern is getting 50 ft of co2 tubing. The biggest spool I found was 20 ft and other places want a dollar per ft.

BTW I'm having some problems with MTS since my 40b is taking off. I need co2 in my other tank now as well. The difference is astounding.
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My local Ace Hardware caries clear thick-wall tubing for auto brakes fluid. It's the right diameter, cut to length, and, I believe, ~$0.25/ft. Home depo might also have simular. Works for my co2.

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You could also get two spools of 20 feet and connect them with a check valve.
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You could also get two spools of 20 feet and connect them with a check valve.
This was my first thought. Extra check valves won't hurt you, and will provide some cushion.


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Considering the cost is so overpriced for co2 tubing a good option is polyurethane tubing. Easier to find. Placing that air tool have it cheap. I am finally convinced that unless we are running very high pressures, then we can opt out from co2 tubing and use a more cost effective tubing. I would shoot for a solid 50ft connection though if you can find it.

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My local Ace Hardware caries clear thick-wall tubing for auto brakes fluid. It's the right diameter, cut to length, and, I believe, ~$0.25/ft. Home depo might also have simular. Works for my co2.

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Considering the cost is so overpriced for co2 tubing a good option is polyurethane tubing. Easier to find. Placing that air tool have it cheap. I am finally convinced that unless we are running very high pressures, then we can opt out from co2 tubing and use a more cost effective tubing. I would shoot for a solid 50ft connection though if you can find it.
The pressure won't be high. 20-30 working psi through an inline reactor

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