Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Our Hacked Sodastream


Yikes Sodastream.  Your refills are pricey.

  Our solution..... We looked on-line and found CO2 Doctor.  Make sure you buy pressure rated parts.  Compressed gasses can be very dangerous.    The parts are very pricey but the service was awesome.  We bought a 20 pound CO2 tank from a local supplier.


Because hubby and man child are avid paintballers, we had an abundance of  20 ounce CO2 tanks for paintball guns.  We ran a hose from our Sodastream machine, through the counter top, to a paintball canister.

The CO2 container has to be upright and not on its side.  This was an easy fix.  Cut the shelf and drill a new hole for the support.



We had to drill two holes into the countertop.  The first hole is for the hose.  This hole goes right through the counter top to the cupboard below.  The Sodastream machine is plastic and lightweight and I felt it would get knocked off the counter, so it too is attached to the countertop from the second hole, which is only drilled halfway through the counter top.  The bolt was epoxied in, and a hole drilled through the base of the Sodastream drip tray.

A Dremel tool was used to grind away the ribs to make room for the nut.

I  hardly lost any cupboard space.


  Now it sits firmly on the counter top with little fear of cheap plastic shards all over the floor.




CHEERS!

11 comments:

  1. I love this blog. That is awesome. I want a margarita machine though...need to find a spot for that in my tiny kitchen. Maybe just get rid of the stove, I never use it anyway. ;)

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  2. Hi Karen! its my first time I heard about Sodastream. what is it? sorry I sound so dumb. hehehe

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  3. Nah....That's not dumb at all. Its a machine that carbonates water. You can buy flavorings to make your own pop or just use it for sparkling water. You could probably google it and find out more. There are different brands of carbonation systems too. Probably better ones. lol....Cheers!

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  4. haha. Oh ok. sounds interesting. thanks:D

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  5. Hi again Karen, it would seem your button is not working. pls. check my recent post.

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  6. Super jealous of the beverage center... I want!

    And super duper in luv with your blog, Frugal, Fun and Functional.

    Lizz

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  7. You're hacking your sodastream, have a mazzer mini grinder and yet you have not put a PID in your Silvia? You need to get on that, they now have PID kits that pre-infuse -- though opening the steam wand before you pull a shot works too. I have an Auber kit and love it.
    Hal

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  8. So co2 gas from dicks sporting goods will not get you sick then or taste funny?

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