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  Reply # 642859 18-Jun-2012 22:15 Send private message

timmmay: I make about 1.5L per day

Do you also drink that 1.5 litres each day? If this is 1.5L of sugary drink, do you think there might be a problem?

Edit: my bad. I read back - sparkling water... carry on.



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  Reply # 642870 18-Jun-2012 22:53 Send private message

Yeah just water mostly, occasionally a with a little diet ribena.




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  Reply # 738379 29-Dec-2012 18:24 Send private message

Just got one from harvey normans in the sale for $77.

Did anyone find anywhere to get these refilled cheaper in auckland or else sending them off somewhere?

Also whats a good source for syrips at a better price and more flavours? Ideally dr pepper and redbull clones




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  Reply # 738395 29-Dec-2012 19:23 Send private message

timmmay:
skyhigh: I used to fill them at ASCO carbon dioxide in CHC.  It cost less than $5 per bottle to fill


Thanks for the tip! I'm in Wellington, but it suggests it can be done elsewhere.

Did you take your own adapter, or did they have one?


Surely your time and petrol exceed the value difference of just buying these occasionally?

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  Reply # 738406 29-Dec-2012 20:46 Send private message

richms: Just got one from harvey normans in the sale for $77.

Did anyone find anywhere to get these refilled cheaper in auckland or else sending them off somewhere?

Also whats a good source for syrips at a better price and more flavours? Ideally dr pepper and redbull clones


The XStream stuff you can get at Farmers and The Warehouse is a fairly decent Redbull clone - can't speak for Dr Pepper though.

And it's official SS brand, so expect it to be about $6 to $6.50.

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  Reply # 738411 29-Dec-2012 20:49 Send private message

Hmm, didnt think of farmers since to a geek they sell nothing useful ;) will stop by on monday since tomorrow is spokenfor all day ;(




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  Reply # 738422 29-Dec-2012 21:29 Send private message

Yeah, Farmers has IMO the best selection of Sodastream flavours. They're all official though, no generics.

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  Reply # 738424 29-Dec-2012 21:38 Send private message

Where sells the generics? Genuine is just sitting on the worthwhile for value line, its really only viable since I dont have the fridge space to dedicate to all the drinks I would like to have.

Not seen an apple or grape from sodastream but I think my warehouse has a pretty lousy range.

Also whats the deal on smaller bottles?




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  Reply # 738425 29-Dec-2012 21:49 Send private message

Farmers actually stocks pomegranate of all things even. There's basically two sizes of bottle depending on what type it is - the "premium range" (pomegranate and suchlike) come in larger bottles, which you somehow manage to get a bit less out of. The smaller bottles are all the normal ones. Farmers also sells a "sampler pack" which makes like a litre of every flavour they officially produce.

Sorry, don't know where you can find generic brands - can't think of what to search Google for unfortunately.



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  Reply # 738427 29-Dec-2012 21:59 Send private message

I just put ribena lite in mine. You don't need dedicated soda stream flavors, anything works.




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  Reply # 738528 30-Dec-2012 11:03 Send private message

Thriftee or Quench drink concentrates make for fairly decent Sodastream flavourings




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  Reply # 758726 9-Feb-2013 17:14 Send private message

Does anyone elses sodastream slowly leak gas out when you are doing the carbonation?

A friends really old one doesnt, so if you press it till it farts, then wait a few seconds and press it again, it will fart immediatly. Whereas mine will hiss gas out slowly, so after 10 seconds or so you basically have none in there.

Im thinking that may be why I am going thru gas so quickly with it. Not tried their helpdesk yet but will do so if it isnt normal.




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  Reply # 758729 9-Feb-2013 17:21 Send private message

richms: Does anyone elses sodastream slowly leak gas out when you are doing the carbonation?

A friends really old one doesnt, so if you press it till it farts, then wait a few seconds and press it again, it will fart immediatly. Whereas mine will hiss gas out slowly, so after 10 seconds or so you basically have none in there.

Im thinking that may be why I am going thru gas so quickly with it. Not tried their helpdesk yet but will do so if it isnt normal.


Mine does not do this, no.



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  Reply # 758937 10-Feb-2013 12:58 Send private message

Rich, yours sounds faulty to me, maybe just a bad seal.




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Reply # 951129 12-Dec-2013 17:35 One person supports this post Send private message

Hey guy... super cheap way of filling the co2.. BOC gas sell dry ice for $6.60 per kg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWcRDMAA8RE

probably a tiny bit dodgy... but looks like fun

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