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Old 02-20-2013, 01:48 PM   #11
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the assumption here is that compressed air is worth less than compressed CO2, thus "shady" companies would try to screw their customers by filling with air and not CO2.

I'm not sure this is the case, therefore there isn't any monetary reason for a company to sub air for CO2.

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Old 02-20-2013, 02:36 PM   #12
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I call them shady because they don't require the static test.

I never realized that air couldn't be dissolved in liquid. Yea, Business School!

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Old 02-20-2013, 02:38 PM   #13
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I call them shady because they don't require the static test.
How long ago was the date stamped on the tank? For the most part, that's good for you that you didn't have to pay the fee. If you really wanted it, you could have insisted. It seems like a pretty big leap to infer that they would sell air instead of CO2 just because they didn't charge you a fee.
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Old 02-21-2013, 03:16 PM   #15
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I don't remember the last stamp, but it was in the past. I got a "deal" on the tank and LHBS said they would continue to fill it past the date as their gas guy was cool with filling expired tanks.

The reason for the post was my concern for oxidation (actually might be over-oaking). I wondered if they could be just filling the tank with air, but given the explanation that air doesn't dissolve in liquid that squashes my theory.

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