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Old 07-04-2011, 04:22 PM   #1
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Anyone in the Tampa/St. Pete area have a good location to get tanks refilled? I recently had a 5# refilled at Crumpton's Welding Supply in Tampa, and they charged $16! Damn.

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Old 07-04-2011, 07:25 PM   #2
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I paid 22 for a swap at Airgas. My aluminum tank was out of hydro date so I got an aluminum replacement from them.

Ironically I plan on filling at crumptons from now on to save a few bucks.

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Old 07-04-2011, 07:48 PM   #3
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I paid 22 for a swap at Airgas. My aluminum tank was out of hydro date so I got an aluminum replacement from them.

Ironically I plan on filling at crumptons from now on to save a few bucks.
Gah....doesn't that seem a *bit* on the pricey side? I've asked some of the paintball places here in South Tampa, and one even told me $32 to fill up a 5#!!!
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Old 07-05-2011, 01:37 AM   #4
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I'm slowly building up my parts for a keezer build and purchased two 5lb's off craigslist. $16 doesn't sound bad at all. Although, I haven't done much searching.

I normally checkout Boothsbrewing to baseline my prices. Seeing $25 for a since 5lb tank exchange almost knocked me off my chair.

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9 years ago when I played paintball, I remember paying from $4.5-$6.5 to fill a twenty ounce co2 tank. So 16 doesn't seem too bad to me. Unfortunately crumptons is pretty far from me. OP how long did it take for them to fill the tank? With a long drive + wait time it may be better for me to just spend the extra bucks on the instant swap.

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Old 07-05-2011, 04:47 AM   #6
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Does it seem ironic to be buying CO2 for your beer, when your beer gave off a ton of it during fermentation?

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Old 07-05-2011, 06:33 PM   #7
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Does it seem ironic to be buying CO2 for your beer, when your beer gave off a ton of it during fermentation?
No, no, no....don't go and put logic into this lol
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Old 07-05-2011, 06:35 PM   #8
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9 years ago when I played paintball, I remember paying from $4.5-$6.5 to fill a twenty ounce co2 tank. So 16 doesn't seem too bad to me. Unfortunately crumptons is pretty far from me. OP how long did it take for them to fill the tank? With a long drive + wait time it may be better for me to just spend the extra bucks on the instant swap.
I went in on a Friday around 3:30pm....and the dude told that I might not get it filled then because the compressor might be off for the day??? Apparently I was *lucky* though, and they filled it.

Walking in the door to walking out might have been 10 min tops? Not that bad...Just be sure you go earlier in the day!
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There's a place in Pinellas Park on 66th that fills 5lbs for 16 bucks, then its like $3 per lb after that.

Also, most places (if not all) that refill fire extinguishers should be able to do it

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Old 10-19-2011, 04:34 PM   #10
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The B-21 liquor store in Tarpon Springs refills a 5 lb tank for $10. That's the only place I've found in the Tampa Bay area for less than $16.

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