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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-15-2020, 12:01 PM Thread Starter
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Connecting a regulator vertically instead of normal position.

Hello there.
I have a normal co2 regulator normally used for refillable co2 tanks. I am asking if I can connect it to a disposable co2 bottle ?

Since the disposable co2 bottle doesn't have a valve with a 90 degree elbow like in normal co2 tanks , will the regulator work propperly hooked on top of the bottle ? That is, the gauges won't be read from the sideways but from a top position.

PS. Yes I have an adapter from the 10x1 thread of the disposable bottle to the W21.8-14 that my regulator and normal co2 tanks have.
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AFAICT the orientation of the regulator is meaningless.
Gas cylinder or bottle is though..

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As jeffkrol mentioned, orientation of the gauges is arbitrary. You can have the gauges pointing "forwards" or "upwards" (towards the ceiling) with no difference.

However, there may be a difference between the regular CGA320 fitting on your regulator and with the disposable CO2 bottles.

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