v6spitfire
v6spitfire New Reader
2/2/09 10:45 p.m.

I was tired of paying $85 per bottle for nitrous oxide so I decided to buy a Nitrous refill station. WOW - The prices!! By the time I add in duty and the US to Canadian exchange plus the freight its too expensive.

I know many of you may suggest that I freeze my little bottle and use a tranfer hose from a mother bottle but my wife gets a little annoyed with car parts in the freezer rather then steak. So, I want to build my own transfer / refill station.

I've got hoses, air/water seperator and a scale. I can buy the mother bottle from a local gas supply company for cheap. I need a pump. Has anyone made their own and what pump did you use. Even if I buy a NOS or ZEX pump the price is still pretty high. I doubt that NOS or ZEX make thier own pumps so where are they getting them from? Any thoughts?

93celicaGT2
93celicaGT2 HalfDork
2/3/09 10:12 a.m.

Is that for a 20lb bottle? How much is nitrous there?

Sorry i can't help, just curious, as i'm used to paying $40 a bottle.

v6spitfire
v6spitfire New Reader
2/3/09 11:00 p.m.

20lb - I wish! It's a standard 10lb bottle! Typical price is around $8/lb. The price is about the same whether if I buy it at a speed shop or at a welding shop. RIDICULOUS!

Tommy Suddard
Tommy Suddard GRM+ Memberand SonDork
2/4/09 6:00 a.m.

What about a dental supply company?

v6spitfire
v6spitfire New Reader
2/4/09 9:35 p.m.

You need a special permit to buy medical grade NOS and the pumping units they use are less pressure.

Monkeywrench
Monkeywrench Reader
2/4/09 11:57 p.m.

By the looks of things over at speedtalk, you've got it figured out.

Tommy Suddard
Tommy Suddard GRM+ Memberand SonDork
2/5/09 3:37 p.m.
v6spitfire wrote: You need a special permit to buy medical grade NOS and the pumping units they use are less pressure.

Ah, so there is a difference.

Jackrabbit
Jackrabbit New Reader
2/6/09 2:54 p.m.

The stuff for cars is called nitrous+ it has sulphur added to discourage kids from inhaling it. Most welding gas supply places carry it. I have a brand new NX refill station I'm looking to get rid of, if you're interested. Was going to do my own refills, but blowed up my nitrous car before I got the chance. :)

mrcrappy
mrcrappy
2/25/09 1:37 p.m.

jack rabbit, how much are you looking for the nx fill station, im in the market for one in my speed shop.

mrcrappy
mrcrappy New Reader
2/26/09 7:40 a.m.

bump

JimLev
JimLev None
11/6/10 6:43 a.m.

In reply to Jackrabbit: If you still have the refill station I will buy it from you.

JimLev
JimLev New Reader
5/8/14 9:09 p.m.

Haven't been here in a long time. I ended up buying a transfer pump and getting the big 5 foot bottle from the local welding gas supply place. When my 20 lb tank is empty I use a vacuum pump to evacuate the tank before hooking it up to the transfer pump. With a vacuum in the tank it sucks in maybe 15 lb of juice before I have to start the transfer pump.

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