Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Winners Re-Re-Re-Re-Drawn - 24 hours to Claim!

Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > Buying a CO2 tank off craigslist, any advice?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-27-2008, 01:24 AM   #1
xumbi
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Hooksett, NH
Posts: 110
Default Buying a CO2 tank off craigslist, any advice?

I have the opportunity to buy a 20 lb CO2 tank for $60 off of craigslist.

I'm completely new to kegging, so I was wondering, is there anything I should look for or check before handing over the cash?

Thanks!

__________________
xumbi is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-27-2008, 01:28 AM   #2
stevea1210
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Lancaster, PA
Posts: 758
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

co2 tanks have to be hydro tested every 5 years. Check the hydro stamp date on the tank. If it is out of date, that is a good point to try and get him to knock a few bucks off.

There are plenty of stories on HBT about people being able to swap an out of date for an in date tank without issue, but YMMV.

60 for a 20lber is a great deal though, so I'd go for it even if it was out of date.

__________________

You'll have to speak up, I'm wearing a towel. - Homer Jay Simpson

stevea1210 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-27-2008, 01:31 AM   #3
zac
Thread Killer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
zac's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Marion. Va
Posts: 3,788
Liked 153 Times on 150 Posts

Default

I second the above, in date or out of date, id pay 60 smackaroos for one

__________________
zac is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-27-2008, 01:58 AM   #4
xumbi
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Hooksett, NH
Posts: 110
Default

Thanks very much for the information.

So if it is out of date, I would just have to have it re-certified?

__________________
xumbi is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-27-2008, 02:28 AM   #5
Bobby_M
Vendor and Brewer
HBT_SPONSOR.png
Vendor Ads 
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
 
Bobby_M's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Whitehouse Station, NJ
Posts: 22,254
Liked 1056 Times on 704 Posts
Likes Given: 28

Default

Yup, and I've paid $12 to have it done. Search for "fire safety" in your area.

__________________
BrewHardware.com has a new website. Please check it out and let me know what you think!
New 100% Stainless Steel Heating Elements are IN!
Chugger Pumps, Pump Kits, Camlocks, Sightglasses, Clear USA made Silicone Tubing, RIMS, Electric Install Parts, etc. Did you know we are also now a full service homebrew shop selling malt, hops, yeast (Wyeast), etc?
Bobby_M is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-27-2008, 02:14 PM   #6
bottle-o-jeff
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Olathe, KS
Posts: 123
Default

Most places around here charge $20ish for a new hydro, but guy at Airgas here didn't seem to care (when I asked how much a hydro was over the phone, he responded with "just don't say anything whenyou come in"). If the hydro is out of date, you may be able to get a few bucks off. Don't worry if it's steel or aluminum; I got a used steel tank and got it swapped out for a nice aluminum one.

I'd call around and see what the average price for a hydro in your area is.

__________________
bottle-o-jeff is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-27-2008, 02:25 PM   #7
Hodawg
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Panama City, Florida
Posts: 86
Default

10 bucks for a hydro at my local CO2 supplier. I recently paid $80 for a used, hydro-ed 5lb. steel tank, filled and ready to go. 60 smackers for a 20 lb. tank is a deal! Go for it!
Beers,
Ken

__________________

"Never mind Doc, he's drunk." - Wyatt Earp
"Nonsense, I've not yet begun to defile myself." - Doc Holliday

Hodawg is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-27-2008, 11:48 PM   #8
DeadDoc
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Marietta, GA
Posts: 364
Default

My 20# AL was $25.... If i read correctly stamped dates are 93 * 99 is what it looks like. She was a lil dirty but looks great after cleaning.

__________________

Insert Name Here Brew Club

Black Forest Brewery
My Keezer

Primary: Amarillo/Citra IRIPA
Secondary: - - -
Aging: - - -
Drinking: Witbier | 342 IPA | Hoppy Stout
Recently Kicked: Belgian Dark Strong Ale
DeadDoc is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Found cheap CO2 tank and regulator on Craigslist... thesanch Equipment/Sanitation 9 09-01-2009 10:36 AM
Buying a Wii. Need advice! FireBrewer General Chit Chat 102 07-15-2009 01:49 PM
Buying cornelius/tank on CL TheProph3t Bottling/Kegging 4 12-31-2008 03:22 PM
Worth buying off craigslist? mysteryberto Hops Growing 4 08-15-2008 08:50 PM
CO2 tank on Craigslist in Queens, NY - $35 nealmc Equipment/Sanitation 2 07-01-2007 05:28 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS